The Cancer Research Collaboration was honored to receive a donation from the Tzedakah Board at Tarbut V' Torah Community Day School, made up of Bar and Bat Mitzvah students. Every year, instead of giving gifts to one another, they celebrate by pooling their money and donating it to charity, to make a difference in the world. This year, they raised over $3700.
The money was split between three charities chosen by the students, with help from Rabbi Stuart Light, the TVT Director of Jewish Life and Learning. Students with relatives who had been diagnosed with cancer chose the CRC because they believed it reflected their values and also did the most good for the most people.
The money was donated on June 12th in a ceremony at Tarbut V' Torah. Kristi Maya accepted the money on behalf of the CRC staff and volunteers. It will help fund research projects and the compassionate use program. We are deeply thankful to all the students for the faith they have placed in us.