Operation Protective Edge
Updated July 11, 2014 8 am EDT
This morning a missile hit an oil truck in a gas station in Ashdod seriously wounding one person and lightly wounding two others.
Over the past 24 hours, Hamas has intensified its continuous targeting of Israeli civilians, by firing nearly 200 rockets from the Gaza Strip. Since the start of Operation Protective Edge, nearly 550 rockets have been fired towards Israel. During the night an alarm was sounded for the first time in Haifa. In a separate incident, a rocket was fired into Israel from Lebanon, no casualties or damage were reported.
IDF Spokesperson: "As part of the ongoing Operation Protective Edge, over the course of the past 24 hours, the IDF has targeted approximately 210 sites in the Gaza Strip that are identified with terror activities and operations.
Among the sites targeted by the IDF are: long-range rocket launchers, Hamas leadership facilities, terror and smuggling tunnels, fuel-smuggling tunnels, compounds and training sites, communications facilities, air defense elements, concealed launchers, and additional sites used for terror activities targeting Israel, including command and control centers."
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Local Organizations Receive Grants For Jewish Education Programs
The Center for Jewish Education (CJE) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas (JFGD) is proud to announce the recipients of the Incubator Incentive Grants provided to three local organizations who, with the help of these grants, will change Jewish education in innovative and creative ways throughout the greater Dallas area.
A total of $47,000 will be given collectively to The Dallas Jewish Historical Society/L’dor V’dor, Dallas Early Childhood Community of Practice and Camp Young Judaea-Texas Afterschool Club, who were named as the recipients of the inaugural Incubator Incentive Grant initiative.
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Don't Miss Out! The Big D Is Heading To Israel
Community Mission To Israel | January 25-February 2, 2015
Don't miss this incredible opportunity to experience Israel like never before. Enjoy exclusive tours, unparalleled access to sites and high-ranking officials, spectacular mega events, plus exciting options for BIG experiences to build the trip of your dreams.
Join our community as we go to our home-away-from-home on an unforgettable journey—together.
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Adventure Awaits At The Tycher Library Summer Reading Program
The Tycher Library invites you to our Summer Reading Program. Not only will you experience great adventures, but you'll have a chance to win prizes all summer long! Our program kicks off with a Scholastic BOGO Book Fair from June 16-20. It's a "buy one, get one" sale!
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Blind Date With A Book Program At The Tycher Library
Join us at the Tycher Library for this unique, fun and creative way to experience new books!
A selection of books will be wrapped in brown paper and available for check out from the Tycher Library. Read the clues written on the cover to help make your selection.
Be sure to join us for a Speed Dating Coffee and Biscotti Receptionon on July 27 at 9 am where you can meet other readers to discover new books.
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Jewish Federation CEO Search Has Begun
The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas is engaged in a thoughtful and deliberate process to identify the best candidate for our new President and CEO. With more than 100 years of service to our vibrant community and partner agencies, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas is the fundraising, convening and community building and leadership development hub of Jewish Dallas.
We are seeking the right leader to take us successfully into our next century with commitment to our mission, a passion for working with lay partners, an entrepreneurial spirit and vision and the desire to work and continue to develop a high performing professional team.