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American Friends of Jordan River Village

www.afjrv.org 244 Madison Avenue, Suite 482 New York, New York 10016 Contact:  Shira Leeds, (917) 626-1869, shira@afjrv.org Our Mission:  For children living with serious illnesses life offers many unfair tradeoffs: instead of playing outside, they go to the doctor; instead of sleepovers they are in a hospital for treatments and recovery; and instead of hanging out with friends, they are taking medicine that makes them sick. But every child deserves to experience the awesomeness of childhood—Jordan River Village provides that to sick kids in Israel! The Village is a free, fun, and medically-safe camp in Israel for all children living with serious […]


Sunday Suppers

Sunday Suppers 2950 Memphis St, Philadelphia, PA 19134 Contact: Linda Samost, director  linda@sundaysuppersphilly.org, 215-223-2220  ext.100 Sunday Suppers’ (SS) mission is to strengthen the health and well-being of families through the transformative power of family meals.  SS is an inventive program that addresses and then reaches beyond food access by reintroducing the family meal which, with related support, has been shown to strengthen families in deep and lasting ways.  Coaching is provided so that once families gain access to healthy food they can prepare delicious and nutritious meals to share around their dinner table.   SS helps families make enduring lifestyle changes including […]


Mitzvah Magic on the Courts

Stephen Cammarota and Julia Friedenberg decided to take their love and tennis and match it with their love of helping others. They both wanted to work with special needs kids and adults and teach them tennis. Their tennis clinic meets for an 8-week session, Saturdays, at Montgomery County Community College tennis courts from 12-1pm. The sessions are hard work and the rewards are plentiful as Julia and Stephen are both reporting how happy the participants feel when they arrive each week.  Over 15 athletes have signed up! Participants and Volunteers, please RSVP at tennisbuddiessquad@comcast.net. Also check out their facebook page. […]