SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 | The Jewish Home
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Shulamith 2016-17 Feel It! Face It! Love It!
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One Israel Fund: Building and Securing the Heartland of Our Nation
ver the recently concluded Three Weeks, Congregation Kneseth Israel – The White Shul – conducted their annual campaign for Israel. The campaign, which was originally created during the Intifada years by longtime White Shul members Eliezer and Debbie Horowitz and now run by their son-in-law, Brian Nadata, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past decade and a half. It has provided help for victims of terror attacks, aid for the Sderot Yeshiva and community, and other urgent needs throughout Israel. This year’s campaign benefited a project spearheaded by One Israel Fund in conjunction with Hatzalah Yehuda v’Shomron, to place two armored medic vests onto the 150 ambulanc-
es currently in use throughout Judea and Samaria. These vests will be available to the first responders who, oftentimes, put literally put their lives on the line when responding to crises in the area. Pictured are the Nadata grandchildren, Ariella, Yakov, and Dovie Englard handing Scott Feltman, executive vice president of One Israel Fund, a check for $23,500 out of the over $26,000 raised to date for this campaign. One Israel Fund – Building and Securing the Heartland of Our Nation. Please join One Israel Fund at its 22nd Anniversary Dinner on Monday night, September 19th at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC. Visit www.oneisraelfund.org/dinner for details and reservations.
n Thursday, September 8, their first day back to school, students and teachers of the Shulamith Middle Division streamed into the building on Cedarhurst Avenue and enthusiastically greeted one another. Grades 6-8 davened Shacharit together in the auditorium, while the fifth graders davened in their respective classrooms. After an uplifting tefillah, the fifth graders joined the rest of the Middle Division for a video presentation created by eighth grader Priva Halpert. The video provided a look back at many of last year’s exciting experiences and a pledge by this year’s G.O. Presidents, Shaked Harari and Rachel Schwartz, and Vice Presidents, Lili Paritzky and Shayna Wasser, to offer up even more happy events. Their theme of emojis (Feel it! Face it! Love it!) was evident in the video and throughout the halls of the school. In addition to the G.O. Presentation, the Chesed Committee, led by eighth graders Lily Eisenberg, Leora Friedman, Shoshana Greenberg, Hodaya Landau, and Chaya Sokel, announced an Elul clothing drive for Lev LI. The girls hope to collect a
myriad of beautiful clothing to help outfit children in the community for yom tov. After the two presentations, students received their personal schedules for the year and dispersed for their first day of immersion in their studies. To cap off their welcome back to school, each student was treated to an emoji cookie at recess. The smiles on everyone’s faces reflected the success of Opening Day at Shulamith and are surely a harbinger of good times to come!
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