Musical Shabbat Services and Bar Mitzvah of Josh Dupree

Saturday, October 14, 2017 • 24 Tishrei 5778

9:30 AM - 12:00 PMB'nai Havurah

Services led by Josh DuPree and Rabbi Evette, Music with Hal Aqua and Carla Sciaky, Leyner is Josh DuPree: Parashat Bereshit; All members of Services led by Josh DuPree and Rabbi Evette, Music with Hal Aqua and Carla Sciaky, Leyner is Josh DuPree: Parashat Bereshit; All members of the B’nai Havurah community are invited to a Kiddush Luncheon following services in honor of Josh becoming a Bar Mitzvah.  The community is encouraged to attend dressed for a regular Shabbat Service. 

For my Mitzvah Project, I have selected the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind, an organization that combines my love of dogs with my desire to help people, while supporting a project that involves a family member located in Israel. A distant relative of mine who we only found out about in July 2016 works at Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind. His name is Dennis Allon and he is my 3rd cousin twice removed.

 

Before the center opened, blind Israelis had to travel to Jerusalem to pass an English test. If they did not speak English well enough, they were out of luck. If they did speak English, they had to leave their families for a month and travel to the US where they would train with a dog that was not prepared for the unique conditions in Israel, like traffic circles, security barriers, cars parked on the sidewalks, aggressive drivers and extreme summer temperatures.

Now that the center is open, all visually impaired Israelis have an opportunity to resume a life of independence and mobility through a partnership with a faithful guide dog companion -- that understands Hebrew!


My hope is to raise as much as possible for the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind. Please help me by contributing to this great cause! For more information and/or to donate go to https://igdcb.donorpages.com/Mitzvah/JoshDuPree

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