As a Bar Mitzvah, I am excited to support the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled. A few months ago when I started looking for a project, I knew I wanted to help youth through sports but wasn’t sure how and where. I wanted to be able to go and volunteer in person, but now in corona times it’s not really possible. After looking at organizations both in Israel and California, we found the ISCD, whose mission is “empowering children and youth with physical disabilities from all backgrounds to participate in physical and psychological rehabilitation through sports in order to attain the goal of leading productive and successful lives in Israeli society.”
I was excited to register to participate in the ISCD 60th Anniversary “Brunch and Basketball” celebration on Nov 22 (the day after my Bar Mitzvah), with 2020 NBA draft pick from Israel, Deni Avdija & professional wheelchair basketball player Asael Shabo.
I plan to donate a portion of my gifts to the American Friends of ISCD, as well as half of my earnings from training younger kids in basketball. You’re all invited to join the brunch – it’s free to register at Go60Brunch.org – and donations are welcome here too! When we can finally travel to Israel, we plan to visit the center in Ramat Gan and hope to be able to volunteer there one day to help disabled youth with basketball.