THE AMBULANCE IS COMING
After months of waiting, the ambulance is finished and stopping in Jacksonville before being shipped to Israel. Be sure to read this article carefully so you will be able to find a place where you can see it.
In this bad economy, we are disappointed that we could not raise all the funds necessary to have our own ambulance lamented co-chair Joan Waitz. Therefore, we partnered to make it happen. Mitzvah Chapter, Jacksonville FL will share a door with Aston Gardens Chapter, Parkland FL. The other front door will have the name of Paul Rosen, Aventura FL.
The community is invited to meet with Joel Silberman of SE Region to learn more about MDA projects in Israel. There will be an opportunity to donate and sign a poster at each stop. Mitzvah Chapter’s major donors names will be on a card that will also be placed inside the ambulance.
Here is the 10 March Ambulance Schedule:
9:15 – 9:45 Students and Parents going to TIR at The Temple will find the ambulance in the front parking lot. Ronni Ticker, Director of Religious School, told us that classes currently studying Israel will be scheduled to have a more specialized tour .
10 – 12 Students and Parents of the Bernard & Alice Selevan Religious School at the Jacksonville Jewish Center will have a chance to inspect it. Lois Tompkins is working on that schedule. Participants at the USY convention can stop in before they head home Youth Director Gayle Bailys told us. Temple Beth Shalom of Sarasota USY and the Center USY chapters are “Life Members” supporters of Mitzvah Chapter.
The next stop is River Garden 12:15 – 1:15 so residents and guests can get a first-hand look.
The ambulance should arrive at the JCA about 1:30. This will allow patrons going to see Fame time to see it. Members of the JCA and the community are also welcome.
Arrangements have been made for the ambulance to be at the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront for the FL Central Region of Hadassah Spring Conference from 4 until 7:30. This will give delegates and local attendees a chance to see it. MAD provides most of the ambulance service to the Haidas hospitals at Ein Kerem and Mt Scopus.
Wendy Honigman, co-chair, points out that anyone planning to attend the 6:30 Holocaust Memorial Concert at Jacoby Symphony Hall can stop to see the Ambulance at the Crown Plaza on his/her way downtown.
Early Monday morning 11 March, the Ambulance will return to the Jacksonville Jewish Center.
Students at the Martin J Gottlieb Day School will have a chance to visit the ambulance. Several classes will have special tours. Judaica Coordinator Liat Walker is excited because of the importance of connecting our children to Israel.
Shereen Canady, Early Childhood Director of the DuBow Preschool, looks forwarding to showing her students a real “Mr A.” The children bring tzedakahand now they will be able to see what their donations can purchase.
All students at Torah Academy will visit the ambulance on 11 March @ 10;15.
Parents are welcome to start their busy day with a visit to see what our fundraising efforts have achieved.
If you need more information, feel free to call Wendy (268-3589) or Joan (731-2486). More stops may have been added. Our thanks to ALL our donors who have made this “miracle” come to pass. Sometimes dreams do come true.