The Hebrew word tzedakah, commonly translated as charity, comes from the word tzedek, meaning justice. It reflects the Jewish values of right and wrong, social responsibility, and fairness.
By choosing to support the New Israel Fund, you are helping ensure that the values of tzedek, equality, and democracy enshrined in Israel’s Declaration of Independence will light a path of justice for generations to come.
The work for a Jewish-democratic homeland didn’t stop in 1948. On the contrary, ensuring the values of the Declaration of Independence are upheld requires continued vigilance and commitment. NIF’s work is among the most far-reaching in Israeli society. With your partnership, we’ll make sure all Israelis – whether Jewish or Arab, new immigrant or veteran resident, religious or secular – are treated equally.
We grew up in homes in which contributing to Israel was integral to our lives. When we joined the NIF community in Australia, we found the natural extension of these commitments.
We’re now passionate about being part of a vibrant, progressive movement dedicated to making Israel more inclusive, just and democratic, a country in which all citizens are treated equally regardless of religion, ethnic origin, gender or sexual orientation.
As the often troubling political situation in Israel makes this work even more urgent, we know that NIF is the best way to realise the Zionist dream we were raised to love and support.
NIF Australia has launched a bequest campaign to help fund the partnership between Diaspora Jews and Israelis to promote democracy and social justice in Israel.
This is why we’ve added a codicil to our wills to include a bequest for NIF – our way of ensuring that NIF will continue working to make Israel the country the founders envisioned.
Born in Hungary, the elder son of Holocaust survivors, Andrew Casey’s family came to Australia as refugees in the 1950s.
A journalist and long-time activist in the union movement, Andrew’s dedication to social justice, inspired by his Jewish values, was widely admired. Throughout his life he worked to connect Israelis and Palestinians through trade unions, support refugees and people seeking asylum, protest for land rights for First Nations peoples in Australia and build bridges between Jews, Muslims and Christians in Australia.
Andrew’s support for NIF through a significant legacy gift, which in part supports the advancement of democratic values in Israel, particularly through partnerships with Israel’s Arab citizens, ensures the values he embodied throughout his life continues to be felt today.
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