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Mitzvah Day Project Spotlight: Comfort Cases

This month kicks off with Mitzvah Day, WHC’s biggest volunteer day of the year on Sunday, April 7. Hands-on community service projects perfect for all ages and abilities are scheduled throughout the day at Temple, JBSC, and out in the community. This is a great opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of those in need living throughout our region. One project — “Comfort Cases” — puts together items that teens in foster care typically need and often do not have. You can help our Comfort Cases project now by helping fill our wish list so we have the items we will need on Mitzvah Day:Read More  ➔

Israel Engagement

Loving Israel, Even When Its Government Doesn't Show Love for Jews Like Me

This summer, I have been leading the URJ Camp Harlam NFTY in Israel trip. For four weeks, I have been showing and guiding 15 and 16 year-old Americans around a country that I cherish. This is my second summer doing this job, and I am definitely not here for five-star hotels or gourmet meals. I do it because it is important to me that the kids that I am entrusted with understand the magic of this country, its complexities, and the necessity of its existence. I do the job to ensure that I can pass along what this country has given me – life lessons, happiness, and growth – to the next generation of the U.S. Jewish community. I do it out of love for Israel.Read More  ➔