Dozens of combat soldiers of the IDF’s recent Operation Protective Edge in Gaza participated in a Gala Party hosted by Chabad of Ashkelon.
An elaborate barbecue was followed by dessert and dancing with the soldiers and the Chabad Rabbis all joining in the energetic dancing.
Rabbi Mendel Lieberman, Shliach in Ashkelon, addressed the soldiers and expressed his thanks on behalf all the residents of the city, that they are finally experiencing peace and quiet following weeks of rocket fire from Gaza.
He shared with the soldiers how the Rebbe dedicated a “Hakofa” on Simchat Torah to soldiers who served in the IDF.
Towards the end of the evening each soldier received a unique gift, a Leatherman Multi tool – a gift made possible by the Shliach Rabbi Chazanow and his community in Western Monmouth County, NJ and many other donors from Chabad communities of El Paso, Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ.
Each Leatherman was engraved by Royal Engraving from Crown Heights – “From Chabad with Love” and then repacked with a private letter of thanks and some sweets from the children of Marlboro Township, NJ, Phoenix AZ, Boston, MA and Santa Fe, NM.
The excitement and appreciation that the sacrifice of the soldiers was recognized by fellow Jews throughout the world electrified the atmosphere of the evening.
Rabbi Lieberman and the entire Chabad staff would like to thank everyone who made this memorable evening possible.
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