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Nursery school students help repair the world

Our President Ruth Messinger met with some adorable, charitable four-year-old students at the Saul and Carole Zabar Nursery School at the JCC in Manhattan this morning to thank them for their generous contribution to our Nepal Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund.

The students organized a bake sale last week after learning about the devastating Nepal earthquake, raising more than $1,000 for our Nepal Fund!

The students presented the donation to Ruth at the JCC this morning. She taught them about AJWS’s work in Nepal, thanked the students personally, and explained how each of them played a small but meaningful part in helping those in desperate need across the world.

Check out the adorable photos and the video below from Ruth’s visit.


Thank you to the amazing JCC Manhattan Nursery School for your generous donation to our Nepal Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund!

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Meet the 2013 AJWS NYC Marathon Team

AJWS’s small but mighty marathon team will soon embark on a journey that will test their physical and mental strength: the 2013 New York City Marathon. Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, these nine runners have already spent months tirelessly training to tackle 26.2 miles.

In addition to training for the race on November 3, the team is dedicating its efforts to raising money—more than $21,000—to support AJWS’s work in the developing world. You can support the team here.

So, who are these runners and what motivates them to seize this challenge? Here’s what they had to say for themselves:

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