LIBI’s Purim Packages!

LIBI USA thanks our over 100 donors who sponsored Purim gift baskets and wrote personalized notes to the soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces. This past Sunday, LIBI USA distributed over 1,000 Purim gift bags, with uplifting, personal messages of support tucked into each bag. The soldiers were greatly appreciative of the care and concern of so many supporters from the U.S. and around the world.

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Thank You to the Soldiers

Purim Basket

LIBI recently embarked on a Purim campaign. Purim, in the Jewish tradition is the holiday which we celebrate communally by sending gift packages to spread the holiday cheer and remember the great miracles that God performed for the people of Israel in the days of Mordechai and Esther. Our goal is to send 1,000 packages and notes to our heroes and heroines in the IDF. Please click here to help us reach our goal and sponsor a soldier’s Purim basket.

A special thank you to all of our LIBI supporters who have already sponsored gift packages and sent in meaningful notes. Below are some of the messages that have been sent and that will be received by soldiers this Purim (March 16).

“As a retired member of the U.S. Air Force, let me say from being on the receiving end as well, you are greatly appreciated for your countless sacrifices beyond what many will ever know. Blessings to you and yours!” ~ Lawrence

“Thank you for all you are doing to defend Israel – and freedom – during these very difficult times. Your sacrifices and your courage are greatly appreciated. I thank HaShem for you and ask him to keep you safe, and to bless you and your family. Happy Purim,” ~ Airey

“Shalom, shalom. May the blessings of God be over you. May He protect you under His Wings. Thank you for being a blessing to your people of Israel and to me for having the opportunity to bless you. Peace to Jerusalem.” ~ Priscilla, Puerto Rico

“God bless you! I pray for you and wish you well. Shalom! Love” ~ Janice and Russell, New York

“Smiles and love from Canada.” ~ Barry

“Thanks for everything you do every day.” ~ Eugene

“Take care and know that you are being lifted up in prayer!! Blessings” ~ Ty and Melissa

“Thanks for being an IDF soldier. I am especially proud of the ladies who serve so willingly. Keep up the good work! Israel is my favorite country.” ~ Maynard

“Thank you for all you do to defend Israel. May you and your fellow soldiers have success in all your important efforts.” ~ Sheldon

Click here to send your own message to an IDF soldier.

In Memory: LIBI Board Member

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Paul Lipoff (left) and Herbert Heinstein (right) and their wives meet with IDF soldiers on a LIBI USA mission to Israel.

LIBI USA mourns the loss of Herbert M. Heinstein, a founding board member since 2004 who tirelessly managed the financial oversight of LIBI USA and was responsible for establishing the all-volunteer ethic that continues to permeate LIBI USA today.

 As a U.S. Army veteran, Herbert intuited the needs of the Israeli soldiers and championed for medical equipment and educational and social programs to protect and enrich their lives. Paul Lipoff, former president of LIBI USA, remembers Herbert’s legacy and love for the IDF, saying he was “fiercely committed to the security of Israel and the welfare of the soldiers who defend it.” Herbert’s family has requested that all expressions of sympathy in Herbert’s memory be made to LIBI USA.

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