It’s heartwarming to read about Surfside’s special bond with Shomron and the deep connection between the two communities. The initiative to establish a sister-city partnership with Shomron, following the tragic collapse of Champlain Towers South, was indeed a meaningful gesture, reflecting the strong ties that bind Surfside and Israel.
The selection of Shomron as your sister city, in honor of Colonel Golan Vach and the IDF Search & Rescue team’s assistance during that difficult time, underscores the importance of solidarity and mutual support between nations and communities. It’s wonderful to see that this partnership has brought Surfside and Shomron closer together.
The formalization of the sister city agreement on October 27, 2022, with the Chairman of the Shomron Regional Council, Yossi Dagan, is a significant milestone that solidified the unity and shared purpose between the two communities.
Reflecting on the tragic events of October 7th and the enduring strength and resilience of the Israeli people is a poignant reminder of the challenges and hardships that communities can face. Your call to contemplate the magnitude of this tragedy and offer compassionate prayers for the victims and their families is a gesture of empathy and support that will surely be appreciated.
In standing in unwavering support of Israel and your Jewish brethren around the world, you exemplify the spirit of unity and hope. Together, you continue to move forward with a shared commitment to hope, healing, and unity, which is a testament to the power of community and international friendships.