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Helping Victims

From the moment an act of violence takes place, CTVP’s teams are there, forging an immediate bond with the victims and their families, bringing them financial, practical, emotional, and spiritual support as they struggle to reclaim and rebuild their lives.

We stay with all these families for as long as they need us – whether weeks, months or years. There is no end point to our help except the family’s ability to re-enter their lives successfully. Only then do we move quietly into the background, but still remain available for those times when the horror inevitably reasserts itself and help is needed once again.

This is what makes CTVP so unique, we are there for the long-term.

Your Prayers are Urgently Needed for 11-Year-Old Ayala

A group from Chabad's Terror Victims Project has just been to the hospital where 11-year-old Ayala Shapiro remains in critical condition. 

On Thursday, December 24, Ayala and her father, who was also injured, were on their way to their home, which is near Ma’ale Adumim in Samaria, when terrorists hurled a firebomb at their car. 

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They managed to escape the flaming car but both were burned, Ayala very severely. They were treated on the scene and taken to the Tel Hashomer burn unit where Ayala was put on a respirator. 

We met with Ayala’s father and mother in the hospital. Together we said special verses of Tehillim on behalf of both father and daughter.  We were joined by 2 families from Miami who came with us and gave gifts to Ayala’s family. 

Chitas.jpgCTVP gave Ayala a beautiful pink leather volume of Chitas with her name stamped in gold from the Rober book binders. 

Ayala’s parents were very moved by the visit from CTVP and the families from Miami. They thanked everyone for their solidarity and for bringing them strength, compassion, and support. 

An emotional request was made by Ayala’s parents that we ask everyone to please continue their prayers for the full recovery of Ayala bat Ruth.

 

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A Visit of Gratitude and Condolence

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CTVP representatives recently visited the home of Zidan Saif, of blessed memory. He was the Druze police officer who was killed in the horrific terror attack in Har Nof a short while ago. 

Zidan was trying to protect the lives of the Jews praying inside the synagogue. His great, heroic sacrifice saved many lives that might have been lost without his courage and dedication.  

Rabbi Menachem Kutner,  CTVP Director, and Rabbi Ahron Prus went to the home of Rinal Saif, Zidan's widow, and their 5-month-old baby. They live in the Druze village of Yanuach in the Galil. 

Out of respect to the Rabbis, they were met and greeted there by the head of the local council in Yanuach along with other respected members of the community.  

It was an extremely moving and emotional visit. Rabbi Kutner presented a financial gift to Rinal from two anonymous CTVP donors in America.  He told her how much the brave actions of her husband were appreciated and that they brought condolences on behalf of  all those whose lives had been saved because of him. The young widow was deeply grateful as she struggled to maintain her composure. She asked us to convey her deep gratitude to the donors. 

She was also very grateful that her husband’s heroism was recognized and acknowledged not only in Israel but internationally as well. 

Many people throughout the Druze community heard about the visit and were so very appreciative on behalf of Rinal and the baby. 

Several years ago, a Druze police officer from the same village was killed in the line of fire.  The same donors sent a gift for his family at that time. When his brother heard that representatives of CTVP were in their village, he came to say hello and reiterate his great gratitude for the help CTVP provided to his brother’s family. 

As Israel continues to struggle with violent terror attacks including a stabbing today, CTVP’s work is taking us across the country to the families of the victims. Your generous help at this difficult time will bring comfort, help and hope to Israeli families whose lives have been shattered by terror and war.

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