Project Spotlight: Fellowship Responds to Lag B’Omer Tragedy in Israel

The Fellowship  |  May 4, 2021

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Emergency relief efforts at Mount Meron, tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, following a stampede that occurred after a mass gathering to celebrate the Lag B’Omer holiday

As we reported last week, a terrible tragedy struck the Holy Land last Thursday night. It happened while thousands of Jewish worshipers gathered to celebrate the holiday of Lag B’Omer. A stampede took place claiming the lives of 45 people – including children – and injuring more than 150 people.

The Fellowship responded within an hour to the Lag B’Omer tragedy. We delivered food and water to first responders on Mt. Meron and the evacuees. We are privileged to help in any way possible on the ground in Israel when tragedies occur. Your support of our ministry helps provide for emergency situations just like this one.

Additionally, we will provide financial emergency aid to the families of the victims thanks to a matching program between the Ministry of Welfare and one of IFCJ’s generous donors.

Please pray for the families of those who lost their lives, as well as for God’s healing hand on those injured.