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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Jonah-Inspired … Lord, Prepare Me to Build a Sanctuary

Dear friends,

It’s the last day of our “Jonah-Inspired” December campaign. If you haven’t yet done so, we’d be honored to welcome your gift at jonahmac.org.

Not quite ready? Here’s something to get you in the mood.

A week ago, we welcomed into our home accomplished guitarist and singer-songwriter Larry Milder. Larry, a rabbi, has been on sabbatical and is traveling cross country performing his music. We asked him to stop by our home and join us in raising funds to assist a local church engaged in a beautiful and important project.

South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry, NY, has been an activist congregation for many decades so, during this current political climate filled with acts of repression against America’s immigrant community (is anyone NOT an immigrant?), South Church declared itself a sanctuary church. Since then, they’ve been working to raise the money to create housing. Residents of Dobbs Ferry and its surrounding communities have been pitching in to help.

And so did we.

Squeezing Larry, his guitar, some sound equipment, and 40 of our friends into our living room took some planning but we managed. For the 90 minutes or so that Larry performed, there was magic in the air. Not only did we love Larry’s tunes and his artistry on guitar, but we all knew we were doing something important as well. With the demise of compassionate treatment of the refugee, America has strayed from its courageous history of human rights. Until we find our way back, a whole lot of caring and brave people are doing what they can to help.

Larry writes: “What an honor it was to perform in support of the Jonah Maccabee Foundation’s campaign to build an apartment for immigrant families fearing deportation. We lit Hanukkah candles representing hope in dark times, sang songs and felt the warmth of community. Thanks to the Dreskins for bringing us together for a great evening of music and an even greater cause.”

Won’t you join us in lending a helping hand together? Before the clock strikes midnight this Tuesday night, please donate to our December campaign, “Jonah-Inspired.” Help us fight a system that devalues more and more lives everyday. Help us labor to make the world safer for the children, our children. And help us keep Jonah’s memory alive through acts of caring and concern and social change.

With gratitude and sweet wishes for a good new year,
Ellen, Billy, Aiden, Katie and Mark
The Jonah Maccabee Foundation

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