Hoops for Chesed
The Ramaz School, New York, NY
On October 22, 2021, 5th and 6th-grade students at The Ramaz School participated in a “Hoops for Chesed” free throw competition. As the students will all soon become Bar/Bat mitzvah, this activity was a way to have them begin thinking about accepting the responsibility of mitzvot and playing a bigger role in their Jewish communities and the world at large.
The day before Hoops for Chesed, the 5th and 6th graders had a Zoom meeting with Asael Shabo from the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled (ISCD). Asael shared the story of how he lost his leg and how ISCD helped him find hope and joy in sports again. Now Asael is an international wheelchair basketball star and plays on the Israel National Wheelchair Basketball Team. He also coaches swimming at ISCD. Ramaz students enjoyed interacting with Asael and asked great questions about what it’s like being an athlete with physical challenges.
Ramaz students are inviting family and friends to be their sponsors and donate money for every free throw they made in their Hoops for Chesed competition. Their goal is to raise at least $7,200 so the 5th and 6th grades can each purchase a sport wheelchair for ISCD and give children with disabilities in Israel more opportunities to play sports, just like Ramaz students!
Thank you in advance for supporting this chesed opportunity.
5th and 6th Grade Classes of 2021-2022
The Ramaz School
New York, NY