The United Jewish Communities agreed to give approximately $4.7 million to help pay for security guards at Israeli schools. The money will pay for 550 security guards to protect 50,000 kindergartners around the country. The United Jewish Communities, the umbrella organization for North American Jewish federations, has helped raise some $16.5 million since the request for aid was first made two years ago by the Israeli government.
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