3In a most joyous ceremony, Mr. Harvey Schwartz dedicated a sefer Torah to the Iron Dome unit presently located in Haifa on behalf of the Leo V. Berger Fund that he chairs, in the presence of the Chief Rabbi of the Air Force, Rav Chagai Velosky.

The Iron Dome needs no introduction and its successes are well known. The base commander took the ceremony participants on a behind-the-scenes tour of the base and gave them an understanding of just how vital the Iron Dome is for Israel’s protection. This particular “base,” which was not there two weeks before, protects Israel’s northern border.

The Leo V. Berger Fund has partnered with the International Young Israel Movement (IYIM) to ensure that every spiritual need of the brave soldiers of the Israeli army, navy, and air force is met. The Berger fund has facilitated a challenge grant: for every two sifrei Torah dedicated through the Ruby Davidman, z’l, sifrei Torah project of IYIM, the Berger Fund will dedicate a third.

IYIM is proud of its close association with the IDF Rabbinate and is gearing up for its annual mega-mishlaoch manot distribution. v


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