Woodside Park Israel Committee
Annual Supper Quiz
Date: Sunday 24 November
Cost: £25 per person
(vegetarian options available)
To Book: online please click on the following link:
All proceeds in aid of MyIsrael which connects UK donors with under-the-radar charities in Israel that help people break negative cycles of poverty and neglect.
This year we are raising funds for “Musicians of Tomorrow” to provide professional coaching for underprivileged children with musical talent and Kadima an organic farm providing training and security for teenagers at risk.
Two New Charities for MyIsrael in 2018
You might wonder how a packet of seeds or a violin can change the fortunes of some of Israel’s most vulnerable children. But the two new Myisrael charities chosen by WPS’ Israel Committee are doing exactly that, transforming young lives in ways you could never have imagined.
KAIMA FARM in Central Israel brings hope, stability, and a sense of purpose to teenagers who have lost their way. For these kids suffering with emotional and behavioural challenges, Kaima is life changing. They are trained how to work the land and farm organic fruit and vegetables. They’re given important jobs on the farm. And they’re expected to follow a strict schedule. If they don’t do their work, there’ll be no fruit and vegetables to sell, they will not get paid and they’ll let down the rest of the members in their team. It’s an important life lesson - and the social skills and positive work ethic they develop at Kaima sets them up to succeed in whatever they choose to do in the future.
WPS members, Aimee and Ellie, recently visited Kaima as part of their Bat Mitzvah fundraising project. Ellie told me, 'Kaima is a special place which helps teenagers overcome the bad and think about the good." Aimee added 'Thanks to Kaima, they now have a safe environment to be in and caring people to confide in."
Family of Ruth Green, mother of WSP member, Naomi Goldberg, recently raised money for Kaima in her memory. Through the generosity of friends and family, the family have funded the construction of a Net House on the farm enabling a far greater variety of vegetables to be grown throughout the year and far greater development opportunities for its young employees.
Hopefully in the coming year, the entire WPS’ community will help many more struggling teens navigate their own journey to empowerment and self-belief.
The Israel Committee’s second new Myisrael charity uses the power of music to transform young lives. At MUSICIANS OF TOMORROW (MOT), musically gifted kids from poor areas of Northern Israel are given the chance to reach their potential. Anna Rosnovsky, a former first violinist of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, discovers talented child musicians in the region and employs top class music teachers to work with them from their music centre in Rosh Pina.
Many of these students come from extreme poverty and struggle emotionally and developmentally. The MOT programme teaches them to work hard and dream big - nurturing their love of music, improving their self-confidence and self-esteem, and helping them overcome personal challenges.
Thanks to MOT, many of its young students are reaching levels of musical excellence and are being given the opportunity to perform all over the world. And their achievements not only serve as an inspiration to their family and friends but to their entire community.
Over the next year we will let you know exactly how the money you raise is transforming lives at Kaima and MOT. And with Myisrael’s 100% promise, every single penny you donate will go directly to helping these young people in need.
Thank you for everything you do to support Myisrael – we couldn’t do our work without communities like you.
Founder and Executive Director
Woodside Park golf day raises £5000 for Israeli charities
Dyrham Park Country Club was the destination for a charity golf day organised by Woodside Park United Synagogue’s Israel Committee. 57 keen golfers teed off on Monday 18 July, the hottest day of the year, raising over £5000 for MyIsrael.
The evening dinner for 76 people went with a swing and included a winner’s presentation. The men’s team members to come out on top were Michael Gilbert, Brian Simons, Howard Simons and Stephen Simons with 92 points, whilst Mignon Marks, Ivan Wainer, Martin Slater, Sean Lask won the mixed team event with 86 points. Cheryl Benton and David Walton won the Michael Smith Memorial Trophy for nearest the pin. Rabbi Hackenbroch picked the raffle winners and the fantastic prizes included a giant bottle of single malt whisky.