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On the invitation of Barbara Glickman, the Education Director of Ohev Shalom of Bucks County in Richboro, our president, Eileen Sklaroff, spoke to three Hebrew school classes of 4th, 5th and 6th grade students about FHBS. Her talk was scheduled the week before their Mitzvah Day Project, and the message was about tzedakah and how FHBS serves our local community. From the students’ questions and comments, Eileen could see they understood the mitzvah of tzedakah.

A few days later, Eileen received a letter from Ms. Glickman explaining, It is having individuals like Eileen sharing her expertise and knowledge with our students that assists in sparking each student’s own journey in their Jewish identity. A $36 contribution from the Hebrew School was included.

Then followed another surprise. Responding to a teacher’s suggestion that one way the students could participate in helping was to give FHBS some stamps, Eileen received 127 stamps ($56.69) from the amazing Dalet class. They collected the stamps as part of their Mitzvah Day Project. FHBS used those stamps to send Purim greetings as requested by donors for our Mishloach Manot fund raiser. Everyone wins!!!

Written by Judy Richards