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AUGUST 8, 2019 | The Jewish Home

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Chessed Car Wash at Avnet


vnet’s second annual “Chesed Car Wash” got off to a sudsy start when campers scrubbed away at a steady stream of cars at the DRS campus. Benefitting Tomchei Shabbos Yad Yeshaya of the Five Towns, parents and community members took advantage of the top-notch shining services for their vehicles.

Introduced last year, the chessed program has become a meaningful addition to Avnet’s packed schedule of sports and specialties. Geared towards campers in third grade and up, sessions began with a discussion of “acts of kindness” and the importance of recognizing the good in the world and “being thankful” or hakarat hatov. Some campers even

made “gratitude glasses” so they will be able to “see” the good around them. “We’re proud that chessed is one of our most popular programs and that our campers are demonstrating good middos on a daily basis,” said director Daniel Stroock. “We want to give our children continued  opportunities to  perform  mitzvos while

they enjoy their summer.” Upcoming chessed projects include a “sensitivity training” so campers can understand how to show kindness to everyone including people who may look

or act differently. Children will also be creating board games for Chai Lifeline patients and sending letters of encouragement to terror victims in Israel.

Experience Ohr Naava This Tisha B’Av Thru Livestream


n just a few days, Jewish people across the world will once again mourn 2,000 years of unfathomable loss and devastation-felt more acutely than ever in the past tragic weeks. As always, Ohr Naava is offering an extraordinary full night and day program on site, which is also view able online via livestream. Our team has invested significant resources in acquiring a premium Internet connection to assure seamless viewing. In the past, you’ve experienced the power of Tisha B’Av with Ohr Naava.

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Join us again this year as we transform a dreary day of hunger and lethargy into a transcendent 24 hours packed with depth, meaning, and change. To ensure you can view the event as soon as it begins, get a ticket now and receive your customized link. To sponsor one of the shiurim and earn a part in the profound zechus, email We hope you will join us in our quest to make this Tisha B’Av the last.    ht t p s://w w w.oh r n a av a .c om/ tishabav/

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