"Thank you to everyone who contributed items for the 'Patty Packs' for the women at local Veteran Administration Hospitals. In late fall, seventy-two 'Patty Packs' were delivered to VA hospitals in Tuskegee, Columbus and Atlanta.
"We are sad to report that Patty, who was a veteran and the inspiration for the packs, passed away in October. Patty was the sister of our Jackie..., and we offer our condolences.
"In Patty’s memory, Auburn Hadassah will continue to collect toiletries and hygiene items since they are greatly needed and appreciated."
-from our newsletter
To contribute to our next round of Patty Packs, please add to the basket at the synagogue.
Why is now the time to register for summer camps 2017? Because early bird discounts will end soon!
You want to apply for all the scholarship your camp has available before the deadline. Some are income dependent and some are for first year campers. Apply to ALL possible funding sources.
Your camp can assist you in locating scholarship. Many scholarships are only available until the funds have been distributed. Get your Forms now.
Camp beds are filling fast this year. One of our camps had more beds filled by September 5th for 2017 than attended that camp three years ago. Thus your preferred session may have waiting list.
The Jewish Federation of Central Alabama makes overnight summer camp experience available to local Jewish families and youth. Each child of a member(s) of JFCA shall be eligible for these grants to offset the registrations fees required to attend overnight Jewish youth camps of all grades. Priority will be given to first time campers.
This year the Goldring Family Foundation has an incentive grant of up to $1,500 for first time campers living in central Alabama currently in grade 1-9. Yes, you may be eligible for both.
Contact the Federation for more information as soon as you register for camp. You can also ask for someone to contact via the synagogue.