Nearly 60 years later, the essence and urgency of that message remains as relevant today as it was when the first Israel Bonds High Holy Day appeals were held in 1951. The appeals have been, and continue to be, among the most enduring aspects of the Bonds campaign, providing a means of connecting with Israel in a vital, tangible way.
Over the years, the effectiveness of the appeals has translated into millions of dollars for Israel’s development, as proceeds realized from the sale of Israel bonds have been utilized to strengthen the economy and support essential national infrastructure projects.
This indispensible aspect of the Bonds organization has been repeatedly emphasized and praised by Israel’s foremost leaders. Most recently, President Shimon Peres declared, “The strong ties between Israel Bonds and the State of Israel… have been as resilient and fruitful as the land of Israel itself.”
The appeals are also a singular means of conveying unity with Israel. Although the most obvious example is Yom Kippur 1973, the appeals, from their very beginning, have provided an annual opportunity for individual expression.
Thus, at a time of strong spiritual feelings toward Israel, folding down a tab card indicating the intent to purchase an Israel bond underscores personal closeness and a desire to keep the nation economically strong.
Israel bonds can also fulfill a number of investment needs. With a range of maturities and a choice of either fixed or variable rate bonds, Israel bonds can be useful assets for numerous financial strategies.
This High Holy Day season, worshippers at the following Miami-area synagogues will have the opportunity to invest in Israel bonds: Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center – Beth Jacob; Beth Torah-Beny Rok Campus; Bet Shira Congregation; Temple Sinai of North Dade; Beth Moshe Congregation; Temple Beth Am; Temple Beth Shalom; Temple Judea; Temple Menorah; Sephardic Congregation of Florida Temple Moses; and Young Israel of Hollywood – Fort Lauderdale and others.
For information, call 305-895-4700 or visit israelbonds.com
This is not an offering, which can be made only by prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully to fully evaluate the risks associated with investing in Israel bonds. Issues subject to availability. Visit www.israelbonds.com for current rates, prospectuses and contact information. Visit www.israelbonds.com for current rates, prospectuses and contact information.Visit israelbonds.com for current rates, prospectuses and contact information.