Do you want to make an Israeli soldier smile? Do you want to help her or him feel connected to Jews here in Philly? Sponsor a Purim gift basket — Mishloach Manot!
The goodies that go in the Mishloach Manot need to be bought: $10 pays for one solder, $300 covers a unit of soldiers and $1,000 provides for an entire division of soldiers.
Students write letters of appreciation and encouragement to soldiers presently serving in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), and Connections Israel delivers the letters on Purim together with Mishloach Manot. The letters are a way for us to feel personally involved with the soldiers, and the soldiers really appreciate knowing that they have our support and gratitude.