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BUILD THEM BACK: Support Shoham-Avigdori Family

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On October 7th, 2023, an unspeakable terror attack shook the core of Israel and good people worldwide, leading to Shoshan Haran (66), Sharon (52) and Noam (12) Avigdori , Adi (38), Nave (8) and Yahel (3) Shoham, and being held hostage for 49 harrowing days. During this time, they faced horrors that are beyond words. The tragedy decimated their home, took away beloved members of their close-knit family and community through murder or kidnapping, with many still in captivity.

Finally freed on November 25h, 2023, the Shoham-Avigdori family face the long, challenging journey of healing from the deep-seated trauma that will, unfortunately, be a part of their lives forever.

This fund is a beacon of hope dedicated to supporting these brave souls in their quest for healing and rebuilding their shattered lives. Every dollar raised will provide a lifeline of mental and physical support — covering housing, nourishment, clothing, and other essential needs — in the days, months, and years to come as they strive to regain a semblance of normalcy.

About the family

They were among twelve family members staying at a shelter in Kibbutz Be’eri, having traveled from various parts of the country for a family vacation. Of the twelve family members, three were murdered and nine were kidnapped.

Judith and Natalie Ra'anan, who are American citizens and members of the family, were released earlier on. Tal Shoham, the father of Nave and Yahel, remains held hostage.

Now, more than ever, the Shoham-Avigdori family needs our unwavering support. Every donation, regardless of its size, is a step towards showing them that they are not alone, that we empathise with their pain, and stand firm with them in their fight to rebuild their lives. Let's embrace them with a community of support that resonates with love, hope, and resilience.

All contributions are being managed by the reputable AID Coalition (EIN 93-1616002). Rest assured, every penny will reach the freed hostages (or their legal guardians if minors) or be applied for their benefit (no administrative fees are being retained by AID-Coalition), ensuring that the families receive the support they desperately need.

Let’s reassure them that they are not alone, and that we stand with them, not just through the harrowing time, but through their recovery ordeal as well. Plus, your kind gesture is tax deductible.


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