Revised July 17th, 2000
Jewish GLBT Tzedakah Box
Names Project Israel's
The Jerusalem Panel greeting cards
"BE COMFORTED, BE COMFORTED, MY PEOPLE." (ISAIAH 40:1)
The Jerusalem Panel quilt on the front of the glossy card has a luminous gold border. The panel was made by the Jerusalem Embroiders, a group of 8 women from a wide range of backgrounds who meet once a month to work on quilt and embroidery. The panel took one year for the Jerusalem Embroiders to produce.
"Save A Life... Save A World"
1 3/4" & 1 1/4" buttons (shown actual size) - "Save A Life... Save A World" logo T-shirt (on white)
Tzvi Aryeh AIDS Foundation, Inc. (a non-profit charitable organization)
Box 150 Cathedral Station, New York, NY 10025
Telephone: (212) 866-6306 - Contact: Hillel Brown TzviAryeh@aol.com
The Tzvi Aryeh AIDS Foundation's
The Yizkor Project consists of a small aron (ark) containing a megillah listing the names of people who have died due to AIDS. The megillah is opened to the first page (the A's). Above the aron will be a sign which reads "Jews don't get AIDS, they just die from it." A lit yizkor candle will be at the base of the aron.
A poster near the aron discusses the "conspiracy of silence" surrounding AIDS in the Jewish community, has a list of facts concerning AIDS in the Jewish community and offers a Yizkor prayer. Near the exhibit is a box where people can place a form asking them to add a name of someone they know who died in silence.
Tzvi Aryeh can still add the names of your lost loved ones to the megillah. Continually redoing the megillah, they will take names until the epidemic is over and there are no more deaths from AIDS. Any version of a name will be accepted--partial names, initials, Hebrew names.
This exhibit will be displayed throughout the New York area. Anyone who knows of a place that would like to exhibit the aron or who would like to add a name to the megillah, can contact Tzvi Aryeh via email at TzviAryeh@aol.com or by telephone at (212) 866-6306.
Tzvi Aryeh is also planning to make an enlarged quilt with all of the collected names. In addition, Tzvi Aryeh is collecting photographs for inclusion in future exhibits. They are particularly interested in photographs which show people in a Jewish context such as bar/bat mitzvah photos.
The Shefa Fund
8459 Ridge Avenue, Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19128-2197
(215)483-4004 Fax (215)483-4429
The Shefa Fund's
Pooled Fund for Jewish Community Activism
on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues
A progressive rabbi wants guidelines for officiating at same-gender commitment ceremonies. A Jewish community center wants to reach out to lesbian and gay Jews but has little idea of how to begin. A Jewish community organization needs a noodge to include anti-gay discrimination and violence on its agenda of concerns. These real-life situations have called forth a response: The Shefa Fund's new Pooled Fund for Jewish Community Activism on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues.
The Pooled Fund seeks to develop ongoing funding support from within the Jewish community for projects that promote full and vibrant participation by lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders in Jewish life. The Pooled Fund will also focus on activities for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth as a special category, as a matter of pikuach nefesh (life-saving activity). Ultimately, the direction of the fund will be determined by the constituency that builds it--namely, YOU.
By combining small and large contributions, The Pooled Fund fulfills Jewish tzedakah principles of mutual obligation and respect.
Los Angeles Jewish AIDS Services
Project Chicken Soup
Box 480241, Los Angeles, CA 90048 - Telephone: (323) 323-5402
Los Angeles Jewish AIDS Services/Project Chicken Soup is an independent, non-profit organization (no longer part of Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles). We cook and deliver delicious Kosher meals twice a month, approximately every other Sunday, to people with HIV/AIDS.
The United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of NY, Inc.
AIDS Special Project Fund
The AIDS Special Project Fund provides an opportunity to make contributions through the Jewish community to support HIV/AIDS services. Gifts may be targeted both to Jewish community programs such as prevention, education and community chaplaincy and to non-sectarian care.
Memorial contributions or bequests of any size, or inquiries about setting up endowments to support AIDS Special Project are deeply appreciated. All contributions are tax deductible and are used exclusively for HIV/AIDS programs. Checks can be made payable to UJA-Federation and sent to:
AIDS Project, UJA-Federation, 130 East 59th Street, Rm. 695, New York, NY 10022
For further information contact Simha Rosenberg, AIDS Project Coordinator at (212) 836-1483
Los Angeles Jewish AIDS Services AIDS Awareness Pin
1 1/8" enameled pin
Suggested donation for the LAJAS AIDS Awareness Pin: $18.00.
Project Chicken Soup/Los Angeles Jewish AIDS Services,
Box 480241, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Telephone: (323) 655-5330
"The Ribbon & Star / Jewish AIDS Awareness"
3/4" enameled pin or 8" logo on a light grey T-shirt
Jewish AIDS Network - Chicago (firstname.lastname@example.org)
c/o Union of American Hebrew Congregations
55 Skokie Boulevard #225, Northbrook, IL 60062-2833
(773) 275-2626 [24-hour answering machine]
"Awakening the Jewish Heart"
3/4" enameled pin
Jewish Family Services of Atlanta
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30338-6210
Telephone: (770) 677-9300; Fax: (770) 677-9400