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Use Power of the Pocketbook to Help Support Jewish State

February 9, 2012
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From now through Feb. 13, support Israel through the purchase of Israeli goods and products and then catch people in the act of making these purchases. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia wants to continue the momentum of solidarity and support for the State of Israel, generated by the Feb. 2 program at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

First, support Israel by buying Israeli products online through Israeli stores, by buying Israeli-made products in American stores, or by ordering Israeli consumer products directly from their American-based vendors.

For a complete list of stores selling products that bear the label "Made in Israel," visit the new Israel Advocacy web page at: www.jewishphilly.org.

Daniel Ayalon, Israel's deputy foreign minister, says the Israeli government has launched a new website to make it easier to make online purchases of Israeli merchandise. A wide variety of Israeli foods, wine, art, jewelry, books, Judaica and much more is available at:www.israelexport.org.

Then submit photos or videos of friends, family and colleagues supporting the local Buy Israel campaign. Photos and videos should be upbeat with positive messaging.

Upload/post your photos and videos to the Federation Facebook Page or email them to scamera@jfgp.org. The best photos will be published in a feature in the Jewish Exponent. The best photos and best videos will also be highlighted on: www.jewishphilly.org. Winners, voted by Federation staff, will receive iTunes gift certificates.

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