The World Zionist Organization's Tarbut l'Yisrael program has performed over 500 shows in the south since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense. The organization has brought volunteer singers, musicians, dancers and artists to performed in bomb shelters in southern communities. Requests have been coming in from both volunteers who want to perform and from residents who enjoy the shows. Several shows were interrupted due to red alert sirens. The shows either continued after the threat was lifted or the location of the performance was moved to a bomb shelters.
"It's amazing to see the amount of people from different walks of life who are coming just to be with the kids and cheer them up during these harsh times," stated a WZO representative.