|JNF Box from years past|
Kindergarten - 1st Grade will be donating a leaf on our Lakeside's Tree of Life. If you want to donate a leaf for a simcha in your family feel free to contact Allison Gelman at Agelman@lakesidecongregation.org.
3rd Grade: The Ark
The ARK provides free social and medical services to help distressed members of our Chicagoland Jewish family return to self-reliance. Lakeside does a food drive from Rosh Hashanah through Sukkot for the Ark.
4th Grade: Leket Israel National Food Bank
7th Grade: Keshet
Keshet is the premier provider of educational, recreational, vocational and social programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities operating according to traditional Jewish values. Our mission is to enhance independence and integration to optimize personal potential. Many of our 7th grade students have participated in Keshet's Buddy Sports program which allows their students to participate in baseball, bowling and have a fun time.
8th and 9th Grade, Pre-Confirmation St. Baldrick's Foundation: Rabbi Ike Serotta's Donations page
At the end of October, Rabbis Phyllis Sommer and Rebecca Schorr had a crazy idea: what if thirty-six Reform rabbis would shave their heads to bring attention to the fact that only 4% of United States federal funding for cancer research is earmarked for all childhood cancers as well as raise $180,000 for this essential research. As of today they have raised $617,993.
We have a few more Tzedakah recipients and I will write more in a new post!