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HUC Organizer's Fundraiser:

HUC 5774 Pesach Trip

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BENEFITING: HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION

EVENT DATE: Apr 09, 2014

HUC Organizer

THE STORY:

Every Pesach the Year in Israel Program of the Hebrew Union College sends a delegation of 1st Year Rabbinical, Cantorial, and Education students to the Former Soviet Union. The students visit communities that were under the thumb of Soviet Oppression and for whom a Jewish Identity is a newly realized dream. In that place, on Pesach, the Exodus takes on an entirely new meaning. 

While in the FSU the Students learn from the Kehilot they visit about the lives and the cultures of those who have remained in Eastern Europe. They assist in leading and taking part in the Pesach Seder; experiencing Jewish Peoplehood in a once in a lifetime opportunity.

This is ultimately a trip of self-selection. Each participant has chosen to leave behind the safety and ease of their community in Jerusalem- to travel abroad in pairs. They will be traveling to a land where they do not speak the language, nor are they familiar with the customs. They are returning to being strangers- wanderers in a land not their own. Additionally each of these students has chosen that "Next Year In Jerusalem" will, for them, once again be a dream to be attained in the future.

It is up to each Student to raise the necessary funds to participate in this trip. Donations will cover Flights, Food and Lodging, Intra-Country Travel Expenses, and Translators. 

Donors will be able to check in and keep up with the volunteers through a variety of exclusive digital mediums, on a select Facebook Group, Twitter Account, and Blog. They will also receive a special collection of D'vrai Torah, from the volunteers, as well as a "Thank You" digital photo album with commentary from the volunteers. Other thank you gifts will be forthcoming. 

Todah Rabah!

The 5774 FSU Organization Team

Sam Kaye

Maya Glasser

Joshua Mikutis 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$18,601

MONEY RAISED
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  • Grandma

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Terry and Michael Groll

    $350

  • The Harbus-Goldberg family

    $36

  • The Bilskis

    $54

  • Kathy & Howard Siegel

     

  • Anonymous

    $108

  • The Donato Family

    $100

  • Aileen Sten

    $50

  • Leslie Niren

    $100

  • Karen & Jeff Schragenheim

    $18

  • Andy Adler and Jo Cohen-Adler

     

  • shoshana

    $18

  • Doris Stein

    $200

  • Joyce and Peter

    $50

  • Jess Absatz

     

  • Stephanie Levy

    $50

  • Bruce & Judy Bendoff

    $100

  • Levy Holm Pellegrino & Drath

    $500

  • Laurie and Marc Horowitz

    $50

  • The Breitzers

    $360

  • Stephanie, Jason and Holden

     

  • Rabbi Ray & Rikki Zwerin

    $180

  • Rachel, Keith, Talia & Teagan McKnett

    $54

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Nancy Goldberg

    $50

  • Tom Sutton

    $20

  • Jason Gavenman

    $54

  • Jay & Karen Frankel

    $100

  • Debbie, Peter, Amalya, Jacob and Ori

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • David R Miller

    $25

  • Gandelman Family

    $54

  • Risa G. Stern

    $36

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rabbi Jen Gubitz

    $108

  • Barbara and Bruce Flanz

    $25

  • Beth Rodin

    $18

  • Jaime Reich

    $18

  • Fran and Arnie Srengel

    $100

  • The Miller Family

    $100

  • The Handel Family

    $100

  • Marlene Parker

    $260

  • Mike and Tara Keller

    $100

  • Alfred Varone

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Melissa Crawley

    $30

  • Jeremy Keller

    $100

  • David and Jenni Roer

    $100

  • The Vandersluis Memory

    $72

  • Gail and Stuart Weprin

    $100

  • Robert and Julie Bloom

    $100

  • Felice & Mike Shane

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $54

  • Rachel Heaps

    $36

  • Rhonda Michael Andrea Heather Seidenberg

    $36

  • Diane Rock & Joan & Bob Clar

    $36

  • Shirley Maggin

    $200

  • Allen Shapiro

    $54

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Izzi

    $50

  • Nora and Bob Newsock

    $100

  • anonymous

    $40

  • Melissa Crawley

    $30

  • Morley, Marianne, & Alex

    $54

  • Elaine Shapiro

    $36

  • Michelle Pepe

    $50

  • Ellen & Bruce Wolfson

    $54

  • Larry and Sylvia Erlbaum

    $360

  • Kayne, Kat, Eric

    $50

  • Amy, Caren, Bruce Maggin

    $36

  • annonymous

    $18

  • Jordan Shaner, Hanna Shaner, and Mark Shaner

    $50

  • Meredith Sonnen

    $40

  • Melissa Crawley

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ceil Kaplan

    $36

  • Rebecca Kahn-Witman

    $15

  • Daniel Weiner

    $180

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jeremy Rozansky

    $36

  • Barbara and Eli Katz

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Melissa Frey

    $100

  • Ben K and Rachel S

    $200

  • Hannah & Adam

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $360

  • Rabbi Don Weber

    $100

  • Rabbi Daniel Gropper

    $50

  • Rabbi Michael Weinstein

    $36

  • Rabbi Angela Buchdahl

    $100

  • Rabbi Josh Aaronson

    $100

  • Deborah Swerdlow

     

  • Wes Peskin

    $36

  • Rabbi Keren Gorban

    $90

  • Rabbi Keren Gorban

    $90

  • Rabbis Rick and Susan Rheins

    $118

  • Esther Lederman

    $100

  • Rabbi Jeffrey Wildstein

    $100

  • Weissman Family

    $360

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93% Raised of$20,000 Goal

The Team: $18,601 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Laura Stein

Amount Raised

$2,816

 

141% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sam Kaye

Amount Raised

$2,410

Fundraiser Title

Maya Glasser

Amount Raised

$2,401

 

120% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julie Bressler

Amount Raised

$2,164

 

108% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Green

Amount Raised

$1,917

 

96% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jesse Paikin

Amount Raised

$1,884

 

94% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Crawley

Amount Raised

$1,714

 

86% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joshua Mikutis

Amount Raised

$1,498

 

75% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Weissman Family

Weissman Family

DONATION: $360

In honor of Josh and his menschlekeit 5 years ago

Rabbi Jeffrey Wildstein

Rabbi Jeffrey Wildstein

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Esther Lederman

Esther Lederman

DONATION: $100

I did this when I was in rabbinical school. It was fabulous! 5 years ago

Rabbis Rick and Susan Rheins

Rabbis Rick and Susan Rheins

DONATION: $118

We are all so very proud of you Sam! 5 years ago

Rabbi Keren Gorban

Rabbi Keren Gorban

DONATION: $90

5 years ago

Rabbi Keren Gorban

Rabbi Keren Gorban

DONATION: $90

5 years ago

Wes Peskin

Wes Peskin

DONATION: $36

5 years ago

Deborah Swerdlow

Deborah Swerdlow

So glad you are able to be a part of this experience! You are doing such a mitzvah :) Miss you! Deborah 5 years ago

Rabbi Josh Aaronson

Rabbi Josh Aaronson

DONATION: $100

In honor of Steve Kaye's birthday 5 years ago

Rabbi Angela Buchdahl

Rabbi Angela Buchdahl

DONATION: $100

Thanks for doing this great work. 5 years ago