10 March 2003
Mr David Cohen
Dear Mr. Cohen
I note from the woman's UJIA Annual Luncheon brochure
that, "Women's UJIA has raised a significant
amount of money for soup kitchens in Jerusalem...
Rabbi Abraham Israel, founder and director of the
project, recently wrote to Joy Cohen and the members
of the women's UJIA in warm appreciation of the money
received. He plans to use it for a major project to
open soup kitchens across Israel, serving up to 20,000
meals a day."
As Mrs Dangoor is a supporter of Women's UJIA, I am
writing to find out how much money you are paying,
especially as Hazon Yeshaya has been running my Foundation's
own programme of providing cooked rice and lentils
to the needy of Jerusalem since last august. At present
we are paying Hazon Yeshaya at the rate of £30,000
per year for this facility.
I would like to know a) if our efforts are overlapping
and b) if we can co-ordinate and extend our endeavours
to providing increased soup kitchen facilities for
the needy of Israel in these difficult times.
11th March 2003
Dear Mr. Dangoor
Thank you for your letter.
The Women's UJIA Committee met Rabbi Abraham Israel
on a mission last year and responded with a one-time
campaign to support his work. Approximately £100,000
has been raised and the funds from this campaign are
being transferred to Rabbi Israel in order to meet
the pressing need to increase the number of soup kitchen
facilities around Israel in these difficult times.
We are delighted that you have been able to support
Hazon Yeshaya at this challenging time for those who
are most in need in Eretz Yisrael
Thank you for your continued support of the UJIA
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