Dear friend,
As we approach the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, I want to take a moment to reflect on the connection between this significant Jewish holiday and the values of social justice that underpin our work here at Yahel.
Rosh Hashanah, and the sounding of the Shofar, is a time of introspection and renewal. It's a moment when we come together to reflect on the past year, acknowledge our shortcomings, and aspire to become better individuals and a stronger, more compassionate community in the year ahead.
As was conveyed through the teachings of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, "Rosh Hashanah isn't just about personal renewal; it's about the world's renewal." This sentiment encapsulates our mission at Yahel Israel - to empower individuals and communities to take initiative and effect change in their environment.
As we come together with loved ones to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, let us also rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of social justice. May this New Year bring sweetness to your life, both in the traditional sense with apples and honey, and in the form of meaningful connections, purposeful actions, and a strengthened commitment to tikkun olam.
On behalf of everyone at Yahel, I wish you the warmest wishes for a Happy Rosh Hashanah. May the year ahead be filled with blessings, growth, and the pursuit of a more just and equitable world.
L'Shanah Tovah U'Metukah,
Dana Talmi
Executive Director of Yahel Israel

As we embark on this New Year and the pursuit of social justice, we invite you to join us in making a positive impact. Your support is invaluable in helping us continue our work. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to our mission. Together, we can make a meaningful change.