|Written by Barbara Bayer, Editor|
|Wednesday, July 11 2012 13:24|
HELPING AMERICAN SOLDIERS — Kehilath Israel Synagogue is collecting items for United States’ soldiers in remote areas overseas. Rabbi Mandl announced this project from the pulpit recently in honor of member Larisa Shenkar’s son Geni, who was seriously injured in Afghanistan. Items can be placed in the collection box in K.I.’s lobby. (Items should not be dropped off on Shabbat.) Money is also needed. Checks should be made payable to VFW Post 7397; note on the check’s memo line Platoons Forward Project.
Here’s the wish list:
Hygiene Items: Wipes, soap, razors, shaving cream, etc.
A national organization that helps families of children diagnosed with life threatening or lifelong illness, Chai Lifeline encourages Jewish campers from around the country to participate in an “a-thon” fundraiser. Most camps take on swimming, bowling or even dancing.
But the 2 to 11 year olds attending Camp Gan Izzy this summer will be taking on a new challenge: A Mitzvah-A-Thon.
“I love it,” says parent Mara Strom Sachs, whose three children — Avinoam Sachs, age 9, Matan Sachs, age 6, and Nili Sachs, age 3 — attend Camp Gan Izzy. “My kids are asking me all day, ‘What can we do to help you, Mommy? Why don’t you sit down and we’ll get you a cool drink.’ ”
Children can win prizes, including a trip to Israel, for monies raised. (The trip to Israel is only for those that raise $3,500 or more.)
The entire community is invited to join in a celebration BBQ picnic at 5 p.m. Sunday July 15, at the Torah Learning Center.
There is a charge for the event, which includes dinner, crafts and games. For more information and to RSVP, contact event chair Amy Jacobson at 913-909-3408 or visit cgichai.eventbrite.com.
The “Popular Egyptian Islamic Association” posted on Facebook that the tomato “praises the cross instead of Allah,” claiming that the interior of a tomato resembles a cross when the tomato is cut in half.
Additionally, the group cited “a sister from Palestine who saw the Prophet of Allah in a vision and he was crying, warning his nation against eating [tomatoes].”
|Last Updated on Thursday, July 12 2012 11:15|