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Phoebe Zucker's Fundraiser:

Super Typhoon Haiyan

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THE STORY:

Hi. My name is Phoebe Zucker. This year I am turning 12, which is the year I become a Bat Mitzvah. Along with the many privileges that come with turning this age, it also comes with many responsibilities. As Jews one of our main responsibilities is Tikun Olam, to fix the world.

Last November a massive typhoon, Typhoon Haiyan, struck the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest tropical cyclone in history to make landfall. It had sustained wind speeds of 195mph and gusts of over 235mph! It was the deadliest typhoon to hit the Philippines with over 6,000 people killed. Millions more were left with the devastation being left homeless.

In short, Typhoon Haiyan was a monster.

Reading about the typhoon with my mother, I saw that the JDC, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, was involved in assisting victims of the Philippines. The JDC has also partnered with the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) to set up field hospitals and provide medical equipment, supplies, and assistance, especially for infants.

I was very curious to see a bit of the Philippine history. Like most of us I started by looking at what the Jewish community was like there. I was shocked to learn about the Philippines opening their doors to Jewish refugees during the Holocaust saving over 1,300. I was even more surprised to learn that the Philippines voted for the creation of the State of Israel in 1947 making them one of only 33 nations who had the courage to stand for what was right. It also gave the Philippines the honor of being the only Asian nation to vote in favor of a Jewish Homeland.  

For my Bat Miztvah, I want to help raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

I can't imagine how terrifying it must have been to see such destructive natural power. What could be more tragic than having not only so many friends and relatives perish, but your entire surroundings annihilated all around you? Nothing was left as it was. Everything was destroyed.

I feel it is so important to show that the Jewish people, despite our very small numbers in the world, can still have a tremendous impact on the lives of others in faraway places. It helps to connect us to the rest of the world. Hashem says that we should be charitable not just to ourselves, but to everyone that needs it.  I feel that it is important to show that we reach out to all those who suffer.

WHOSOEVER PRESERVES A SINGLE SOUL..., SCRIPTURE ASCRIBES [MERIT] TO HIM AS THOUGH HE HAD PRESERVED A COMPLETE WORLD." [Sanhedrin 37a]

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To This Fundraiser

$1,400

MONEY RAISED
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  • Melnitsky Family

    $36

  • Judy Frymer

    $100

  • david budinger

    $36

  • The Rhein Family

    $18

  • The Hochberger Family

    $50

  • Miriam Bloom and Reuven Ferziger and family

    $36

  • Karin and Saul Diamond

    $100

  • Dani and Elana Schecter

    $18

  • Yael and Donny Barenholtz

    $36

  • le Roux Family

    $72

  • Cohen/Levy Family

    $100

  • Haft Family

    $180

  • Auntie Lisa, Dav, Ali and Oliver

    $90

  • Lalaine Resurreccion

    $100

  • Anjela Capangpangan

    $100

  • The Goldberg Family

    $36

  • Andy Rogatinsky & Family

    $36

  • The Marshall Family

    $72

  • Elise, Eyal, Haley & Tamir

     

  • Yaffa, Batsheva and Hanna Shekhter

    $54

  • Anonymous

     

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78% Raised of $1,800 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Yaffa, Batsheva and Hanna Shekhter

Yaffa, Batsheva and Hanna Shekhter

DONATION: $54

Mazel tov! 4 years ago

Elise, Eyal, Haley & Tamir

Elise, Eyal, Haley & Tamir

Mazal Tov! 4 years ago

The Marshall Family

The Marshall Family

DONATION: $72

Mazal TOv Phoebe! We commend/thank you for taking on such a wonderful cause!! (and for teaching us something new about the Philippines.) 4 years ago

Andy Rogatinsky & Family

Andy Rogatinsky & Family

DONATION: $36

4 years ago

The Goldberg Family

The Goldberg Family

DONATION: $36

Mazal Tov! Tizku L'Mitzvot. 4 years ago

Anjela Capangpangan

Anjela Capangpangan

DONATION: $100

Thank You Phoebe for taking such a positive initiative.......may this lead to many more great and awesome initiatives in the future. Bless You and your family always ;-) 4 years ago

Lalaine Resurreccion

Lalaine Resurreccion

DONATION: $100

I believe that this is a great way to help those who where affected in Super Typhoon Haiyan. May God bless all of those people. 4 years ago

Auntie Lisa, Dav, Ali and Oliver

Auntie Lisa, Dav, Ali and Oliver

DONATION: $90

Mazel Tov Phoebe! We are so proud of you. xoxo 4 years ago

Haft Family

Haft Family

DONATION: $180

So proud of you phoebe. Mazel tov! 4 years ago