HAFTR Bowl-a-Thon nets 15K for S’Zedek


By Moshe Weiner, Grade 12

Over 100 students from HAFTR High School participated in the third annual Bowl-A-Thon, raising over $15,159 for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Shaare Zedek is working to complete a new Neurological Center that will encompass a stroke unit, neuroradiology, and neurosurgery units. This important neurological area will save the lives of stroke victims, treat all brain/head traumas and disorders as well as post traumatic stress disorder patients.

The Bowl-A-Thon is a wonderful event, as each student raised at least $100; this money will go to benefit the new neurological center. Shaare Zedek is a very worthwhile cause that treats more than 850,000 patients each year, including more than 65,000 children, and delivers more than 22,000 babies each year. Many HAFTR students related that they felt that they were doing something special by helping to provide aid to these patients.

The “Rolling Thunder” team, captained by David and Jonathan Ledere, raised the most money. Placing second was captain Shelly Koppel’s “Team Nadelbach.”

The Bowl-A-Thon was held at Woodmere Lanes and was organized by Rabbi Nadelbach. Hopefully next year’s event will be as successful as this year’s, allowing students to have fun while contributing to a great cause.