I want to thank you and your staff for all you did to help us select and receive the beautiful miniature kiddush cups. We purchased these for our seniors who are residents of the Kobernick-Anchin campus here in Sarasota, Florida who previously had been using plastic cups! We dedicated the new kiddush cups at our Kabbalat Shabbat service - residents held the cups with such joy, they loved the Jerusalem design which reminded them of long-ago visits to Israel. Several residents with Alzheimer's spoke up, some for the first time in months. Thank you so much. Rabbi Barbara Aiello, resident rabbi, Kobernick Campus, Sarasota, FL
About the 18 Maccabiah+The 18th Chai Maccabiah, to be held in Israel in July, 2009, is a celebration of Jewish sports, culture, heritage and pride. It is a strong demonstration of the strength, vitality and unity of the Jewish people. The Maccabiah is the world's Third Largest International Sporting Event and will be the largest gathering of Diaspora Jews ever on Israeli soil. Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel will be bringing a Team of 1000 members to participate in the athletic competition and we have designed an exciting Mission that will be part of this unique Maccabiah experience.