Teddy Kurtz, a 3rd grader from Magen David Yeshivah, organized the tournament that raised money for an organization called Friends of Maglan. Maglan is one of the only Special Forces combat units operating behind enemy lines, and they are in pressing need of special combat boots. Over 40 boys participated in this event, and after hearing about the soldiers, they felt proud to know that they helped.

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In addition, Magen David Yeshivah held a Kids Literacy Event at the home of Joyce and Raymond Betesh, where guests were encouraged to write letters to the IDF. Those letters were sent to Israel that week, and will be given directly to the soldiers! There are many people to thank, including Suzanne and Eric Sasson for graciously opening up their home for the girls’ car wash, and to all that volunteered including: Mimi Cohen, Vivian Cohen, Sharon Dabbah, Ruthy Dweck, Sarita Esses, Sarah Goldman, Rochelle Hafif, Betty Hidary, Jennifer Mudick, Virginia Oved, Jennifer Salzman, Marcelle Sasson, Rita Scaba, Rebecca Sitt, Jamie Tawil, and Vivian Terzi.

Thank you to Erica Dweck and Nicole Oved for overseeing the boys’ event and to Tami and Sol Mosseri for graciously opening their home. Thank you to volunteers: Alvin Ades, Morris Dweck, Alan Frastai, Joe Gindi, Jack Hadar, Jack Hanan, Morris Hanan, Isaac Kroub, Isaac Maleh, Jacob Mosseri, Michael Oved, Steven Rabiti, Leo Rahmey, Gerry Sabbagh, Charles Safdieh, David Shalam, Joshua Shalam, Max Shalom, Micky Shamah, and Ralph Terzi. Thank you to Stephanie and Howard Kurtz for graciously hosting the dodge ball tournament and to Klemi Azrak, Danny Chabbott and Lawrence Kurtz for volunteering as referees.

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