New York, NY, November 15, 2012 – WRJ made this statement today:
For the past few weeks we have all been affected, either physically or emotionally, by the devastating destruction of Hurricane Sandy. The Reform Movement immediately mobilized its resources to address the needs of our congregations and others affected by the storm. As part of these efforts, NFTY has launched a scholarship fund to ensure that youth in the affected communities are able to participate in regional and summer programs.
Because YOU said YES, WRJ was able to make a $10,000 donation to support NFTY’s efforts to help youth affected by Hurricane Sandy from the YES Fund (Youth, Education, and Special Projects). Teens that have strong Jewish peer-to-peer experiences are likely to grow into contributing members of the community.
For 100 years, WRJ’s YES Fund has provided millions of dollars to support Reform programs around the world. We take special pride in our role as the founder of NFTY and an early supporter the URJ’s Campaign for Youth Engagement. Through the YES Fund, we support camp and Israel programs for Reform youth around the world. So when youth in our own backyard need help, how can we say no?