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  8/30/2013, Elul 24, 5773

Lottery Organization to Fund Projects in Jewish Hevron


The Mif'al Hapayis lottery organization decided, Thursday evening, to fund projects in the Jewish community of Hevron. The unanimous decision marked the first time that the community was marked for funds like any other Jewish local government.

Mif'al Hapayis donates hundreds of millions of shekels, each year, for classrooms, kindergardens, computer equipment and sports halls, as well as culture, arts and scholarships throughout the country. The transfer of funds to local governments is based on the local population, socio-economic analysis, the number of soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Forces and the distance of the communities from the center of the country.