A friendly bet on SB LII between Rabbis Ken Carr (Pats) and Yair Robinson and Elisa Koppel (Eagles) and their communities. All money raised goes to charity: more to who raises more money, and more to whose team wins!
It's not just the Super Bowl; it's a Super Mitzvah! Show your support for your team at the same time as you support worthy causes!
Rabbis Ken Carr (Temple Chayai Shalom, Easton, MA; http://chayaishalom.org/) and Yair Robinson and Elisa Koppel (Congregation Beth Emeth, Wilmington, DE; https://www.bethemethde.org/) organized this bet on Super Bowl LII to raise money for their congregations' Youth Scholarship Funds. Fans of both teams are urged to “compete” by donating money in support of their teams and the temples, and we’ll see who gives more. All money raised will be shared between the Youth Scholarship Funds of Temple Chayai Shalom and Congregation Beth Emeth. Half of the money raised will go to the charity of the community that raises more money by 5:00 PM on Super Bowl Sunday. Of the other half, 2/3 will go to the charity in the winning team's region, the rest to the other. So whoever wins, they both win! Go to fundly.com/patriots-eagles-super-tz-dakah-bowl to contribute, and leave a (polite!) comment to let us know which side you support!
Why Youth Scholarship Funds?
Informal, peer-based educational programs have a profound and lasting impact on developing and strengthening children's Jewish identity. Such events can appear to be beyond the reach of many families' budgets. Consequently, Youth Scholarship Funds assist teenagers and college students in attending Jewish educational programs such as trips to Israel; NFTY programs; the L'Taken Social Justice Seminar of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Hillel/Kesher conventions; and URJ national biennials.
(Thanks to Rabbis Joe Black and Judith Schindler for the inspiration and some wording...)
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