Goal: $50,000
$51,206 Total Raised
102% Complete

THANK YOU!!! WE DID IT!! We raised $51,206 for Chabad Center of Natick! Thank you to our generous Matchers for making this a possibility, and a HUGE thank you goes to YOU for seizing the opportunity to do good.

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Gerry & Patty Clarke

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From the Desk of Judah Maccabee

Dear Friend,

I time-traveled over 2,000 years to talk to you.


My name is Judah. I’m pretty famous in the Chanukah story. My last name is Maccabee.


I’m writing to you today because I need your help.


My brothers and I fought a war to take back our temple and to be free to be Jewish.


People like to think of us as warriors. Born Fighters. Commanding a small but well-trained army.


Nonsense.


We’re just like you.


Regular people, going about our day.


The pressure grew and grew. And finally, instead of saying “You know what they should do…?” for the umpteenth time. We just did it ourselves.


It wasn’t easy to inspire people to help. Most of them wanted to keep their regular daily routine and hope that someone else would step up.


Thank G-d, enough people stepped up, and the story of Chanukah happened.


Well, it’s time for you to write a new chapter in the story.


I’m asking you to join me to fight for the future of Judaism.


You live in a time where people are awash with information but not inspiration. The entire library of human knowledge is available to them at their fingerprints, but people are not finding happiness, satisfaction, or meaning.


People feel lost. Misguided. Lonely. And are desperately looking for connection and meaning.


It’s their soul crying out for expression.


I look down from time to time. And I see Rabbi Levi and Chanie Fogelman and the great work they do in your community.


They need your help.


People love them because they give so much of themselves. And they help people learn, connect, and feel the joy of Judaism and the divine energy of the Torah.


I’ve overheard people say again and again.


We love Rabbi Levi and Chanie Fogelman because they care.

And that’s exactly the reason I’m writing to you today.


This is way bigger than Chanukah.


Little Johnny would love to go to Hebrew School. His friends crow about how fun it is and how great the next project is going to be. His parents can’t afford to send him, but our people can’t afford to lose him. Your gift will help send him.


Sarah’s parents would love her to go to Summer Camp. It’s difficult to tell your child “No” to an educational experience. One awash with fun, joy, and Jewish experiences. “Perhaps next year”, they say to themselves. You can help Sarah this year.


Hebrew School, Summer Camp, Holiday Programming and Jewish education for all ages.


This is the future of Judaism. This is what I’ve fought for. And this is what I’m asking from you today.


Can you give $180 to Chabad’s end of year campaign?

Soon it will be Chanukah. And you will help bring the light of the Menorah, the happiness of the holiday, and the wonderful feeling of connection, community, and caring to so many. Children and Adults.


You are reading this far, so I know that you care. Can you give $180?


I know it is expensive. Our total December costs will be close

to $30,000. But it is so worth it. I wish I could be there to see the excitement of the children, and the happy glow in the eyes of the adults.


Your gift will shine long into 2020. And you will create light on their faces and sparks in their souls. $180 is what it takes to give them these special experiences. Because Chanukah is more than a story, it’s lessons guide us and shows us the way into the future.


We need to step up for Judaism. And in many ways, it’s the same war with the same enemies.


Together we fight apathy, ignorance, and antisemitism.


Thank you for considering my request. May G-d Almighty bless you and yours with a very joyous Chanukah.


Gratefully,

Judah Maccabee

Servant of the Almighty

General of Maccabee Forces

Torah Sage & Cohen

 

 

P.S. I’m Judah Maccabee. Can you give $180 to fight for the next chapter in Judaism? You will bring them the light of the Menorah, the happiness of the holiday, and the wonderful feeling of connection, community, and caring.
Happy Chanukah!

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