This 2024 - Let's Win the Battle of Headlines

The Wire

Israel Bonds National Women’s Division to spotlight lifesaving human milk bank, double mitzvah program

The double mitzvah program offers the unique opportunity to benefit the State of Israel directly by investing in an Israel bond and then donating it to a charity.

The Magen David Adom Human Milk Bank is the beneficiary of the Israel Bonds National Women's Division “Double Mitzvah Summer Kickoff Event” in South Orange, N.J., on July 12, 2023. Credit: Courtesy of the Magen David Adom Human Milk Bank.
The Magen David Adom Human Milk Bank is the beneficiary of the Israel Bonds National Women's Division “Double Mitzvah Summer Kickoff Event” in South Orange, N.J., on July 12, 2023. Credit: Courtesy of the Magen David Adom Human Milk Bank.

The Israel Bonds National Women’s Division will raise awareness and support for the Magen David Adom Human Milk Bank, a vital resource that collects and distributes breast milk to thousands of babies in need across Israel, at the “Double Mitzvah Summer Kickoff Event” on July 12 from 6:30-9 p.m. in South Orange, N.J.

Israel Bonds’ double mitzvah program offers the unique opportunity to benefit the State of Israel directly by investing in an Israel bond and then donating it to a charity. The organization has a specific bond designated for this purpose, called the Shalom Bond, which is available in one- or two-year options. The charity receives the principal and interest when the bond matures.

“It’s a meaningful way to support Israel Bonds and a charity,” says the event’s host, Cathy Distelburger, Chair of the Israel Bonds National Women’s Division.

The event’s featured speaker is Dr. Sarah Rieber, women’s health nurse practitioner, internally board-certified lactation consultant, and perinatal mental health certified. Israel Bonds’ National Women’s Division chose the Magen David Adom Human Milk Bank as the event’s beneficiary after a delegation from the division visited the facility last October.

“I was so moved by the benefits and the need for human milk to save babies’ lives,” Distelburger says. “We saw firsthand the need to keep babies safe. As the Talmud says, ‘He who saves a single life, it is as if he has saved an entire world.’”

According to Distelburger, on its next delegation to Israel, the Women’s Division is aiming to have a plaque displayed at the milk bank to demonstrate “the support of our Women’s Division investors around the country.”

“This is just the first event to explain the importance of this project and to encourage investors in bonds to help both the State of Israel and the milk bank in Israel,” Distelburger says. “We are determined and show the strength of women in this organization and truly committed to investing and donating towards helping babies survive in Israel.

The July 12 event in South Orange will also feature sushi and cocktails (kosher dietary laws observed). There is no charge to attend, but Israel Bonds encourages participants to consider donating a bond to the American Friends of Magen David Adom Human Milk Bank. Register for the event here. More information on the Israel Bonds double mitzvah program is available here.

You have read 3 articles this month.
Register to receive full access to JNS.
About & contact The Publisher
Development Corporation for Israel (known as Israel Bonds) and its affiliates around the world have generated more than $50 billion in investments since it was founded 72 years ago. Israel bonds are a smart investment with strong rates and are meaningful investments, serving as a symbolic connection with Israel and the people of Israel for Jews worldwide. For more information, visit www.israelbonds.com.
Releases published on the JNS Wire are communicated and paid for by third parties. Jewish News Syndicate, and any of its distribution partners, take zero responsibility for the accuracy of any content published in any press release. All the statements, opinions, figures in text or multimedia including photos or videos included in each release are presented solely by the sponsoring organization, and in no way reflect the views or recommendation of Jewish News Syndicate or any of its partners. If you believe any of the content in a release published on JNS Wire is offensive or abusive, please report a release.
Comments
Thank you. You are a loyal JNS Reader.
You have read more than 10 articles this month.
Please register for full access to continue reading and post comments.
Never miss a thing
Get the best stories faster with JNS breaking news updates