Terrorism

Adopt a Family Foundation’s benefit in Rancho Santa Fe to help terror-victim families in Israel

Adopt a Family Foundation’s benefit in Rancho Santa Fe to help terror-victim families in Israel

By Karen Billing

The stories of lives ripped apart by acts of terrorism in Israel often start out as any normal day: a father taking his sons to lunch, a man gardening in his own front yard, children waiting at a bus stop.

It takes just a moment for a family’s happiness to be decimated by a terror attack. Local organization Adopt a Family Foundation aims to step in and provide support for that residual impact of loss, fear, shock and stress that comes with these traumatic events.

Founders Carine Chitayat and Iris Pearlman believed they could not stay passive as atrocities occurred and started their organization to bring...

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