Sderot Mayor David Buskila Hosted
On Thursday, February 26, 2009 Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes hosted a meeting for David Buskila, the Mayor of Sderot, Israel.
Sderot has been bombarded by Qassam rockets for more than 8 years. Mayor Wildes personally joined in a mission to Israel last week where he and 17 other Englewood Residents were able to see firsthand the conditions under which the people of Sderot are living. Mayor Wildes and Mayor Buskila discussed crucial issues facing the residents of Sderot.
According to Mayor Wildes: "The range of topics included a briefing on the current crises: their continuous need for financial support; security improvements; medical/psychological trauma care; and recreational facilities for children and adults. We both complimented one another for the solidarity shown and indeed a foundation for future efforts was laid this afternoon for our civic officials; citizens; and the American Jewish community at large to support the people of Sderot. Mayor Buskila and I both represent approximately the same amount of people and when I presented him with the key to my city Mayor Buskila was very appreciative and thankful for the concern and passion that our community has shown his citizenry. He and I discussed further projects and look forward to the a continued friendship and partnership."
Group picture (from L-R) are: Gary Pearl, Regional Director of Magen David Adom; Efraim Sadon, Manager of Sderot Municipality; Mayor David Buskila of Sderot; Leon Wildes, Founder and Partner of Wildes & Weinberg Law Firm; Mayor Michael Wildes of Englewood; Rabbi Mark Wildes (obscured in back), Rabbi and Founder of Manhattan Jewish Experience; Rabbi Shmuel Goldin , Rabbi of Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood; Jeremy Fingerman, Allocation Manager/Magen David Adom; Robert Lunzer, Representative of Israel Bonds; Lee Lasher; and David Braun, Yeshiva University Senior Class President.
Wildes Quote Upon Returning Last From a Personal Visit To Sderot:
Paid for by Friends of Michael J. Wildes For Mayor, Assemblyman Arnold Brown, Treasurer
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