It's grand, isn't it? The rain has been falling but in between the sun has been shining. One could not ask for more. Just don't stay indoors because it's a bit damp – a walk on the beach on a brisk day is so bracing. Don't forget to wear a warm scarf and boots if it rains. If your boots are strong and really water-proof try splashing through a puddle. It's a hoot!
Two thousand and fifteen was a banner year for us. We absorbed new members, gave generously to the Give A Kid A Break Fund and managed to have some fun along the way. These are undoubtedly troubling days, with terrorists looking for new and more abhorant ways to scare us away. That's not going to happen, but we must always be on the lookout – be aware of your surroundings!
In times of stress: Call the Moked Ironi 106 from a landline or *10681 from a cellphone to report a problem or to get help with one. There will be someone to take your information and help you. For local information call Ruth: 08-8656149. If she is not available, call Shlomi Nachon at 08-6485069 or 057-7506801.
You can receive a copy of the "AACI Emergency Handbook" via email. It contains all the information you'll ever need if, God forbid, there is another emergency, whether a terrorist attack, natural disaster or fire. It gives you links to other important websites where you can get information and aid. To download the handbook go to the AACI website: www.aaci.org.il and click on "FREE DOWNLOAD – AACI Emergency Handbook" or just click here. There they ask you to give your name and a few particulars, without obligation, and thereafter you can remove your name at any time.
You can find another good online directory for dealing with stress at www.crisis.org.il where Eli Birnbaum's guide "Crisis or Challenge" covers many aspects of the crises and catastrophes we have to deal with and how to deal with them. If you're not online then ask a friend to download these guides. If you know what to do you'll be prepared.
For the hearing impaired: You are entitled to a special beeper in the event of an emergency. Call The Association for the Hearing-Impaired in Israel at 02-670-8383 or Fax 02-670-3646. Check out the Office of Rehabilitation at the Ministry of Welfare online and fill out the form online to receive the beeper.
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