Friday, June 20, 2014


In the midst of the search for our three boys in Israel, here's the "best" our national organization can do:

From: Rebecca Caspi , בקי כספי <>
Date: June 19, 2014 at 10:52:39 PM GMT+3
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Federations and the three kidnapped boys
We at Federations are proud of the steps we have taken, and continue to take, during this time of crisis. We delivered a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu<> declaring the full solidarity of our communities, and we also prepared a “virtual letter<>” to the boys’ families that was signed by more than 2,000 people in its first 24 hours.
 We have become a laughingstock -- all JFNA need do is follow what its members are dong but on a national/continental scale. Send out examples of rallies, etc., mount a rally in D.C. DO SOMETHING.  But, no, instead we are once again nothing more than pen pals. As always, we deliver letters to the Prime Minister.

We are irrelevant.



Anonymous said...

My local federation let us know how we can help, too:

We can tweet, like a facebook page, sign the unity letter, say tehillim and light an extra candle. Because tweeting or liking is really doing something. And because it's appropriate for the local federation to urge us to say tehillim or light a candle. This is really a turnoff.

Anonymous said...

You are asking the Do Nothings to do something? Why, Richard, is your community going to stop this farce? Are Chicago's lay and, in particular, its CEO going to stand up for anything? Everyone, except may be you, Richard, knows where the blame lies here -- and, it's right in your backyard.