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Millburn team delivers the goods to rural community rmau000_c.jpgConsidering the enormous cultural and economic gulf between Millburn, New Jersey, and McRoberts, Kentucky, it’s actually surprising that it takes only 10 hours by car to get from one to the other, said Rabbi Steven Bayar. The religious leader of Congregation B’nai Israel was looking for. . .
Millburn philanthropy aids refugees at center of Israeli social crisis
“Why on earth would you go to rural Kentucky?” was the one question I heard time and again prior to my visit to the town of McRoberts. Ostensibly, I was joining a group of about 40 people — two synagogue delegations led by the not-for-profit organization, The Good People Fund — that was going to. . .
The Good People Fund was incorporated in January 2008 and began operating officially in April of that year. Prior to this, I had been very involved in Danny Siegel’s Ziv Tzedakah Fund for more than 16 years, serving the organization as Managing Director for more than ten of those years. When Danny decided to retire. . .
Millburn synagogue sends food, volunteers to poor Kentucky town When Tisha B’Av arrives on the evening of Aug. 8, it may be the first time the day of mourning will have been observed anywhere near McRoberts, Ky., an isolated Appalachian hamlet with fewer than 1,000 residents. Members of Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn are. . .
We live in an age when nonprofits are more ubiquitous than Starbucks coffee shops, and the larger ones inundate mailboxes everywhere with pleas for money in exchange for some personalized return address labels. Considering the sheer number of “mega charities” out there, it can be hard to determine which are run by good people doing. . .
Medical Clowns Bringing Good People Together: Humanitarian Mission Takes WOODMERE, NY, Jun 03 (MARKET WIRE) – The Good People Fund in collaboration with Lev Leytzan’s Medical Clowns, NJ’s Congregation Bnai Israel and the Redistribution Center of Denver, join forces to bring material as well as moral support to the rural Appalachian community of McRoberts,. . .
Tzedakah Ain’t Just for Jewish Millionaires Regular Folks Can Do Serious Good Deeds on Modest Budget Read more: http://forward.com/articles/176925/tzedakah-aint-just-for-jewish-millionaires/?p=all#ixzz2TlcOpKXl By Jordana Horn Whether it was implicitly or explicitly taught to me, I don’t remember, but somehow, I always knew: The people who hold the Torahs during the reading of the Kol Nidre prayer are the. . .