April 25, 2023 | Miami Herald | Daniel Shoer Roth
As the Russian military offensive continued in his native Ukraine, Gabriel, a 20-year-old soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, shared a story of hope. He emigrated 2 1/2 years ago with the assistance of the Jewish Agency for Israel, which helped him get settled in a place where he has no family. His poignant story — on the eve of Yom HaZikaron, the Day of Remembrance for fallen soldiers and victims of terror — drew tears from the audience, a delegation of 800 people participating in the Jewish Federation of Greater Miami’s mission on the 75th anniversary of the independence of Israel. The Federation helps fund the program helping Gabriel.
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