In Wake of Hurricane Harvey, Israeli Wineries Donate Rosh Hashana Wine to Texas Jews

“May Hashem give you Of the dew of heaven and the fat of the earth, Abundance of new grain and wine.” Genesis 27:28 (The Israel Bible™)

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation across the greater Houston area, Israel’s leading Golan Heights and Galil Mountain wineries are donating 100 crates of fine wine to local Jewish institutions to celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, which begins sundown on Wednesday, September 20 and runs through sunset on Friday, Septempter 22.

The leading Israeli wineries decided to help the Greater Houston Jewish community when the storm hit Houston just a few weeks before one of the holiest days of the Jewish calendar.

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“For the Houston Jewish community, the first priority right now is the daunting task of recovering from this unimaginable disaster, and so preparing for Rosh Hashana becomes especially challenging,” said Dorit Ben Simon, executive manager of Yarden Inc., the U.S. importer of Golan Heights and Galil Mountain wines.

“In providing wine for the New Year, we hope we can both support the community and remind them that Jews everywhere are standing by their side for the High Holy Days.”

Cases of Israeli wine prepared for shipment to Houston. (Yarden Inc)

The wineries and Yarden Inc. are delivering 25 crates each of Yarden Syrah 2012, Galil Viognier 2013, Galil Rose 2015, and Gilgal Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2014 to major Jewish communal institutions, including the Bellaire Jewish Center, the Chabad Lubavitch Center, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston before the new year. These institutions will ensure the wines are available for communal services for Rosh Hashana or provide them to members of the community for the High Holy Days.