While some knew him as Jonah and others as Mac, we all loved and respected him. And we miss him dearly.

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Summer Campaign 2018 Has Begun!

It’s time for our Summer 2018 Campaign and we hope you’ll give generously. If you’re ready now, you can make your gift right here.

Wanna know what we’ve been up to? Here’s a short list of our most recent projects. We hope they inspire you to join us in our efforts to help kids build whole, healthy lives:

1) The Penguin Project: In Peoria, Illinois, The Penguin Project offers opportunities for any kid with a disability, ages 10-21, to participate in the performing arts. As Penguin Project founder Dr. Andrew Morgan teaches, “Penguins may not be able to fly, but that does not prevent their spirits from soaring.” This awesome program has received a grant from The JMF Arts Fund.

2) United Negro College Fund: Envisioning a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship and service to our nation, UNCF works tirelessly to erase the color lines in America. We’re honored to provide a grant from The JMF Social Justice Fund.

3) Camp OSRUI Kaye Center Fund: It takes hard work and limitless passion to bring creative, vibrant and purposeful Judaism to kids today. Among the very best who have performed such feats of magic are Paula and Jerry Kaye. We’re delighted to offer a grant from The JMF Jewish Life Fund and help build the Kaye Center at Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

If you’d like to help us do more, please donate to our Summer 2018 Campaign here.

One more thing: Our “So Is Life” album — magnificently recorded by Dan Nichols, Josh Nelson, Rosalie Boxt and Ellen Dreskin (now calling themselves … ta da … So Is Life) — is now available as a download (or on CD, if anyone still has a CD player). The proceeds all come to The Jonah Maccabee Foundation, so order lots & lots of copies right here. Thanks!

We continue to miss Jonah and to feel grateful: a) that we had him in our lives; and, b) that he’s inspired us to do good stuff in his name. We’re incredibly honored that you’ve joined us in our work and thank you in advance for donating to our Summer Campaign.

Very sincerely,
Ellen, Billy, Katie, Mark and Aiden
The Jonah Maccabee Foundation

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