Camp Chi Mitzvah Makers
The values of chesed (kindness), kavod (respect), and kehilla (community) are imbued into everything we do at camp, with the hopes of making our campers and staff better people. Well, that must be working you can see from these campers, staff, and alumni who are choosing to do good for others in some unique and amazing ways. Kudos to all of you on your commitment to being mensches and using your skills to performing mitzvot.
Max Lerman, Maya Parks & Daniel Kravitz- Humorology
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison has an organization called Humorology, where various casts compete against each other to create a unique musical/variety show while raising money for a local charity. Humorology is the largest student-run philanthropy in the state of Wisconsin and this year they are raising money for the Badger Childhood Cancer Network (BCCN) this year! BCCN is a Madison-based organization which educates, serves, supports and advocates for those affected by childhood cancer throughout the state of Wisconsin and parts of Illinois and BCCN seeks to increase their reach.
Camp Chi’s own Max Lerman is the director and his cast features two other familiar faces, Maya Parks and Daniel Kravitz. The three of them, along with the rest of their cast, have been working on their show since September and the big event is April 11-13. In addition to our cheering them on and support, they would appreciate any donations to their cast page. All donations go directly to BCCN.
Marisa Bernstein- Sit Down for a Movie, Stand Up for a Cause!
Marisa Bernstein is taking her love of going the movies and adding her passion for philanthropy to make her Bat Mitzvah project and host a few film fundraisers. A few weeks ago, she had a sold out 92-seat auditorium for the viewing of “On the Basis of Sex”. All proceeds went to Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization Marisa was part of in elementary school that while training girls to run a 5k also teaches them confidence, self-respect and strength. That event raised over $1000, enough money to buy curricula for girls with disabilities in two locations as well as train volunteers so girls of all abilities can participate. Marisa’s next fundraiser will be June 11, where the movie will be “The Secret Life of Pets 2”and proceeds will go to Wright-Way Animal Rescue. To get tickets, more information and to support Marisa, click here.
Andrew Blundell- World’s Greatest Shave
Recognize that face from last summer? It’s Andrew Blundell, from athletics and he is also doing good for others. Andy has decided to shave his hair and to raise money for a good cause while he’s at it, so he is participating in the World’s Greatest Shave, which helps give families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need and funds vital research to help more people survive blood cancer. Andy is hoping to raise $2000 and he needs the support from the Camp Chi Family!
Shave day is next week on February 16, so let’s all help Andrew reach his goal and donate today.