This is organised by different church denominations on Rarotonga under the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem - Cook Islands.
Organisation representative Luse Gukisuva says fundraising prayer breakfast and dinners have been held every year before they would travel as a group to Israel. The funds would then be given as an offering on behalf of the Cook Islands people.
Gukisuva said this year with the Covid-19 pandemic, all funds raised will be sent directly to the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem.
“The fundraising helps with the offering that is to be given at the Feast of Tabernacles in Israel. We take the offerings on behalf of the nation we represent,” Gukisuva said.
She said the funds go towards the building of bomb shelters, homes for Holocaust survivors in the last years of their lives and helps with bringing back Jews from whatever country they are in.
According to International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, the Embassy's social assistance arm touches the lives of all people in Israel by contributing to projects across the nation in every sector of society - meeting the needs of children, elderly, disabled, new immigrants and needy families.
“Cook Islands is contributing to that and we are proud. Although we are not going this year, we will send the money across and it is used in so many ways for the Jews, those who are in need,’ she added.
Meanwhile, there will be Israel dance items, sharing of testimonies and Cook Islands dance items at the dinner event that starts at 6pm. Tickets to the Pre-Feast Fundraising Buffet Dinner at the Edgewater Resort are selling fast at $50. To get a ticket contact Helen Tatuava on 55717, Nancy Kora on 71015 or Luse Gukisuva on 70120.