Shalom fellow CBINTers,
As we all know, this is a crazy year. Our Torah Fund event to honor Cindy Cooper as our Woman of Achievement had to be canceled. We will honor Cindy next spring, possibly along with another deserving honoree. Cindy is a lifelong member of CBINT, and has always been a participant in Sisterhood. Cindy is an accomplished artist who graciously creates our original and beautiful Shona Tova card year every year. She follows in the footsteps of her beloved mother, Aidee Cooper, who was our Woman of Achievement in 1996.
Kol yisrael areivim zeh bazeh means we are all responsible for one another. Chesed, the theme of this year’s Torah Fund campaign, is commonly thought of as profound love and kindness. Together, these concepts suggest that it’s our job, especially during difficult times, to do what each of us can to help others. For those of us who have the resources, we should give tzedakah to help others and to sustain our institutions. Giving tzedakah without regard to reward or reciprocation is the embodiment of chesed.
Spring is typically full of Sisterhood Torah Fund events. Alas, not this year. Nonetheless, the students at our five seminaries continue to need the scholarships and programming made possible by the Torah Fund annual campaign. If you made a pledge to Torah Fund, and are financially able to do so, please send your donation check to Sisterhood Torah Fund, to either Judy Zaks or Marti Fink. If you have already donated to this year’s campaign and feel financially able, please consider an additional donation in honor of Cindy. No gift for this 2019-2020 campaign is too small. We will be closing our books for this year on June 1.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Judy Zaks & Marti Fink
Torah Fund Co-Chairs