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January 12, 2018

Dear Friend,                                                                                                                              
 

For ten years now, the Chabad Jewish Community Center, in conjunction with UJA Aspen Valleyhas been hosting groups of disabled Israeli combat veterans for a full week of therapeutic and recreational activities in our beautiful city.  This year’s group of proud veterans will be visiting Aspen for the week of February 20-27th, 2018.

There are simply no words to capture the impact this mutual outpouring of love and gratitude has had – both on our honored guests and on our community.  In addition to six glorious days on the slopes with Challenge Aspen’s customized gear and guidance for the disabled, these heroes get to enjoy comfortable lodging, delicious kosher meals as well as a full program of entertainment and inspiration in our cozy facilities.

While there are many devoted volunteers who put long hours into coordinating the logistics of this noble project, their efforts would be nowhere without the generosity of caring and compassionate people in our community pitching in to cover the costs… People like you.

The cost of hosting a single soldier, including airfare, food, lodging, entertainment and special medical attention, is approximately $5,700.  Enclosed please find a form outlining various levels of support you can sign on for – from sponsoring a soldier for one-half day to the entire week. 

In appreciation, you and your family are invited to join us for a unique Shabbat dinner - sponsored by the Jewish National Fund -  with our war heroes – complete with a festive meal, joyous singing and heartwarming stories – on Friday night, February 23rd.  I assure you, it will be a moving experience you will not soon forget.

Considering the tremendous sacrifices these brave veterans made in defense of our homeland, surely we can see that bringing them this joy and relief is not just a virtue, but a privilege!

 

Looking forward to your prompt and generous response, we remain,

Gratefully yours,

Rabbi Mendel Mintz  
Rob Leavitt        
Nina Zale        
Shalom Illouz      
Assaf Dory

PS – For further information and/or to sponsor a soldier, please log on to jccaspen.com/ski