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2024 Italy Campaign Openings
2024 Italy Campaign Openings

An emotional week marked the openings of the 2024 KH Italy campaigns in Rome and Milan, with around 700 donors hosting Menashe and Meirav Ram—the inspiring parents of Omri Ram z”l, who was murdered at the Nova music festival. The theme of the evening was “We will dance again,” presenting contemporary complexity with hope for a better future. Honored guests included Keren Hayesod-UIA’s CEO & Director General, Edna Weinstock-Gabay, Ayelet Nachmias-Verbin, Chairwoman of The Jewish Agency’s Fund for Victims of Terror, Dani Kaplan, Director of the KH European Region, and Alon Bar, Israel’s Ambassador to Italy, as well as local community leaders and politicians, all of whom left brimming with inspiration in the hopes that our hostages will return soon and that we will see better days ahead.

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Buena Suerte, Friends

We are pleased to congratulate our KH campaigns in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Barcelona, Uruguay, and Paraguay on their impactful opening events for 2024, featuring distinguished guests from Israel such as Iris Haim (mother of Yotam Haim z”l, who was abducted to Gaza and later mistakenly killed by IDF gunfire), Michal Uziyahu, Head of the Eshkol Regional Council, IDF Spokesman Roni Kaplan, and other public figures. The events additionally featured talks on the path forward for the Jewish people by Prof. David Passig, moving speeches by local campaign presidents as well as local Jewish community representatives. All came with the same spirit and mission—to reinforce and empower us all to advance the goals of Keren Hayesod-UIA for 2024 of rebuilding the resilience of our brothers and sisters in Israel.

We also had a landmark visit by Steven Lowy AM, Chairman of the KH World Board of Trustees, to several of our campaigns and communities throughout South America, including Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. Many distinguished members of the Keren Hayesod-UIA community attended these events throughout the continent. This is yet another powerful testimony to the fact that we are one organization working toward a common goal.