As part of ZAKA’s ongoing outreach campaign to Jewish communities, ZAKA International Director David Rose and ZAKA U.S. Resource Development Director Menachem Bar-Shalom brought the ZAKA message to the wider Dallas Jewish world in late October.

At the invitation of Dallas Jewish Monthly publisher and editor Judy Tashbook-Safern, who coordinated a public event at the Addison Conference Center with guest speakers Colonel (ret.) West and Israeli journalist Caroline Glick, David Rose addressed the 500-strong crowd. Rose presented the humanitarian search, rescue and recovery work of ZAKA both globally and in Israel.  

Other meetings with the local communities included an Oneg Shabbat at the home of Jackie and Larry Shafron, a seuda shlishit at Congregation Shaare Tefila and a parlor meeting with Christian Friends of Israel in Granbury, Texas, at the home of Ann and John Stacy.

Rose and Bar-Shalom also met with leading Orthodox, Conservative and Reform rabbis in Dallas, as well as principals and students in several high schools, and the CEOs of the Dallas Jewish Federation and the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation.  

 “We are grateful to the wider Jewish community in Dallas for allowing us to spread the word about the varied and important humanitarian work of ZAKA around the world as they spread tikkun olam and help those in need, regardless of religion, race or creed,” noted Rose.