This summer’s UMJC conference opened with a Family Fun Run that raised money for Project LifeServe, a Messianic Jewish effort in Israel to support families with special needs members. Project Director Susan Cohen responded to the UMJC donation with this note:
We are so grateful to you and the UMJC for taking up our ministry as your fund-raising Fun Run project and also for the generous additional funding that was part of the offering. Please express our heart-felt thanks to the participants and the leadership of the UMJC.
The funds from the Fun-run project will be used for our ongoing activities:
- Young adult life-skill/fun day program
- Family Conferences
- Development of Individual Special Needs family needs assistance
- Team Development
Susan and the Project LifeServe Team
The UMJC also sent a double tithe, or 20%, of its annual Shavuot offering to HaTikva Clinic in Jerusalem. Executive Director Evan Levine responded,
Thank you so very much for thinking about HaTikva Project and choosing to support our work. I am truly blessed to have the support of the UMJC. HaTikva Project operates an outreach focused, boldly Messianic dental clinic in the center of Jerusalem, called HaTikva Clinic. At HaTikva Clinic subsidized care is given to the needy by a staff of local, believing, medical professionals. The name of Yeshua is not compromised and yet the clinic has become the primary clinic to which the Jerusalem Ministry of Welfare sends its needy constituents.
Finally, members and supporters recently contributed to the UMJC benevolence fund in order to assist our beleaguered member congregation Bet El Shadai in Caracas, Venezuela. The situation in that country continues to deteriorate, especially for its Jewish population, including leaders and members of Bet El Shadai. The first shipment of four large boxes of medical and general supplies has been received, and additional shipments are being organized.
Thank you to UMJC supporters and friends for making this vital outreach possible!