On Friday, November 3, we were honored to be joined by Gili Roman and Yotam Polizer. They addressed the congregation to raise awareness about the more than 230 Israelis being held hostage and the critical efforts to support the survivors of the October 7 terror attack.
Gili Roman is the brother of Yarden Roman-Gat who was kidnapped from Kibbutz Be’eri during the October 7 terror attack, and has since been held hostage by Hamas in Gaza. Since October 7, Gili has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the hostages and to push the international community to press for their release.
If you wish to stay updated on the Roman family’s efforts and see how you can help, please visit their website at www.bringyardenhome.com.
Yotam Polizer, CEO of IsraAID, which is the largest humanitarian relief NGO in Israel, addressed the congregation on the critical work of helping the injured and dislocated survivors of Hamas’s terror attack.
For those who were unable to attend or wish to rewatch key moments, highlights of the service are available below. You may also watch the entire service on Experience Emanu-El.