Jewish National Fund

B'nai Mitzvah

Charles Fine's Magic Show To Support Israeli Soldiers

Dear Family and friends,

As my bar mitzvah approaches, I not only want to think about myself but the community and the world around me. After volunteering with children with autism, I learned that we must support and honor all different kinds of people. While thinking about my mitzvah project, I wanted to do something related to Israel and people with disabilities.

One of the highlights of my life is spending time with my family in Israel every year during Passover and family simchas. My love for Israel is part of who I am.  I want to honor the Israeli army for all they do to defend Israel.  I have cousins and an uncle who already served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and 4 cousins who will join the army over the next several years. I look up to all of them for their commitment to Israel.

Special in Uniform is an innovative program that integrates youth with disabilities into the IDF and assists in helping its graduates integrate into Israeli society in meaningful ways.  Instead of being left out of the one institution that unites all Israelis, people with disabilities are now able to do their part and become integral contributors to the IDF.  Special in Uniform creates a sense of self-respect and pride for those with disabilities and their families. 

As many of you know, I love magic!  In order to help raise needed funds for Special In Uniform, I will be performing my first Magic Show on Sunday, March 5th at 5PM at The Bromley at 225 west 83rd Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam) in the 2nd floor party room.  I will be selling tickets to the show and all proceeds will be donated to Special in Uniform.  My goal is to raise enough to sponsor one soldier.  After the Magic Show, we will all have the opportunity to meet some of the Special in Uniform soldiers.

When I travel to Israel this Passover for my Bar Mitzvah, we will visit an army base where we will spend time with Special in Uniform soldiers and see first-hand what they do in the army.  I hope we will be able to meet the soldier we sponsor.

For more information on Special in Uniform please watch this video:

I hope to see you at my Magic Show and thank you so much for your support!



Charles Fine's Magic Show To Support Israeli Soldiers Raised
Charles Fine $10,240.00
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