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Ethan Thurm's Campaign

Please join me in raising funds for United Hatzalah of Israel. I am doing this in honor of my cousin Ezra Schwartz.

Message to sponsors:

18 year old terror victim Ezra Schwartz zk'l was my cousin. He was the coolest, funniest, most caring guy! For his bar mitzvah project, Ezra and his friends from Massachusetts dedicated an ambucycle in 2010. For my Bar Mitzvah I'd like to follow in his large footsteps.

I think that our friends, family, neighbors and classmates can reach this goal!

Please join me in raising funds for lifesaving medical equipment in honor of Ezra. Any amount you give brings us closer to our goal and will help save more lives.

Donations raised to date:

Anonymous
Joelle & Yshai Yavin
What a beautiful way to honour Ezra's memory. Mazal Tov on your bar mitzvah! Joelle & Yshai Yavin
Julie Katz
מזל טוב on your bar mitzvah. What a meaningful tribute to your cousin Ezra ז״ל. Julie and Steve K.
Helaine Eisler
Hi Ethan, I'm so sad about your cousin. This is such a nice thing to do. Best wishes, Mrs. Eisler
Mimi Gershbaum
This is a very special way to remember and honor Ezra. Yashar Koach and mazal tov. Mimi & Charlie Gershbaum
Lynn Friedman
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzva. May you always go from strength to strength and continue in your chesed. Nachas to your parents Lynn & Mendy Schwartz
Debbie Fine
We know that Ezra would be very proud of you. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to do something so meaningful in his memory. Love, Uncle Jeffrey, Aunt Debbie, Talia, Noam, Eitan and Dafna
Daniel Thurm
Sponsoring Ethan at $5 a point for his basketball season dedicated to his cousin Ezra. He scored 32 points in the first two games. Mom and Dad
Pauline Ades
We held Chanukah Challah Baking in honor of Ezra A"H and are so happy to donate to the cause! Thank you to: Jessica Wacholder Jessie Kreitman Julie Kassin Ayala Chapman Elayna Berger Laura Rapoport Rachel Bemak Nilou Mahgerefteh Adina Rasekh Pauline Ades
Hillary Erdberg
What a special way to remember Ezra. We hope that you reach your goal! The Erdberg Family
Faigie Deri
Dear Ethan, This is a wonderful thing you're doing in honor of Ezra. Yashar Koach! Love, Moshe, Faigie and kids.
Sarah Gersten
Tizku Lemitzvot. What a meaningful way to memorialize Ezra. From Sarah Gersten-Banner and Dov Banner
Bobbie & Frank Cumsky
Dear Ethan, Mazal Tov on your Bar Mitzvah!! What a special way to honor your cousin, Ezra! From what we have read, Ezra seemed to be a special person who has made an impact on so many that he came in contact with. Bobbie & Frank
michael kronenberg
Dear Ethan What a great way to honor Ezra's memory . With our kesher to your parents and grandparents as well to Yeshivat Ashreinu,we are privileged to participate . Chazak v'ematz and mazal tov on becoming a Bar Mitzvah. Michael and Sharon K ( from the Misty Laners)
Barbara Goldman
Ethan, Mazel Tov on your upcoming Bar Mitzvah and Yasher Koach on your efforts undertaking this meaningful bar mitzvah project to honor your cousin Ezra's memory. Barbara & Marvin Goldman
Anonymous
In memory of Ezra Schwartz z"l Ethan -- your cousin would be very proud of you.
Barry schechter
Dear Ethan - Mazel tov on becoming a bar mitzvah! You are making your family and our entire community proud! Thank you for doing this fundraiser and for giving us the opportunity to honor the memory of your cousin, Ezra. We look forward to hearing great things from you and to many s'machot in the future (G d willing). Love, the Schechters: Allison, Barry, Dora, Max and Eden.
Steven Lefkowitz
Mazal tov Ethan! May Ezra z'l continue to inspire you and Klal Yisrael. Miriam and Steven Lefkowitz
Seth Berman
Sorry about your loss. May Ezra rest in peace. Great speech. Gavi
Jill Weisenfeld
I think this is a great thing you are doing in Ezra's honor. Jill
Judy Chanowitz
What a wonderful way to honor Ezra's memory. Ben, Judy and Mira Chanowitz
Alan Salit
Mazal tov on your bat mitzvah. What an amazing way to honor the memory of your cousin Ezra.
Scott & Ariela & Family Grayman
Kol HaKavod to you, and may Ezra's memory be for a blessing!
Anonymous
Raqin' the Kitchen Ethan, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's extremely impressive how in such a challenging time you have chosen to inspire people and spread so much positivity. I heard about your initiative at a shiur that I attended last week and was immediately inclined to help. It says in Pirkei Avot that one mitzvah leads to another and I believe that your campaign is a great example of this saying. I recently began baking desserts for Shabbat and selling them, and this week all proceeds were warmly raised for your cause. I hope that you reach your goal extremely soon and admire you taking on such an exceptional initiative. Thank you and mazal tov on your Bar Mitzvah
Vicky Krief
Dear Ethan, I hope you reach beyond your goal. At a time when you are going through so much, it's amazing that you are focusing on something so holy and thinking of a way to help others in Ezra memory. Although I didn't know Ezra personally, he has touced the hearts of the world at large and we share in missing him. I know that no words are adequate and healing but please know that we, all of klal yisrael, love Ezra and are praying for you and your family to find some comfort in that. All the best, Vicky Krief
paul Goldman
mazal tov on your bar mitzvah. what a great way to honor ezras memory. Batsheva and Paul Goldman
Phyllis Hammer
Kol Hakavod for this worthy undertaking in memory of your cousin Ezra. Phyllis
Rachel Hershkowitz
Hatzlacha and mazel tov on your bar mitzvah! This is a beautiful way of spreading light in such a dark time, May Ezra's memory be for a blessing.
Jane Pomerantz
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah! What a special thing to do to honor your cousin Ezra. Kol Hakavod! Jane and Marc Pomerantz
Joseph Abeles
We join in commemorating the tragic loss of young Ezra Schwartz HY"D. b-"EZRA"-t Hashem, the intended "ambucycle" will help to save other lives, in bittersweet consolation. May comfort be granted by Hamakom to the family, among all present-day mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
larissa elk
Well done Ethan!!! May you continue to make your family and all of klal yisrael proud. The Elks
Harold & Nancy Tepper
We were touched by your Bar Mitzvah speech and wanted to contribute to this worthy Bar Mitzvah project. What a wonderful way to honor your cousin, Ezra's, memory. Kol Hakavod!
william gewirtz
in memory of your cousin Ezra Schwartz AH, debbie and bill
Anonymous
In Memory of Ezra Schwartz.
Estelle & Scott Siegel
Tizku l'mitzvot!!
Young Israel of East Brunswick Inc
Steven Sholk
Diane Richardson
Lori & Jeff Moskowitz
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah. Kol HaKavod on this amazing project to honor your cousin Ezra.
Eileen Felder
Mazel Tov on our bar mitzvah! Thank you for thinking of this great way to honor your cousins memory and allowing us all to play a part in this big mitzvah!
Eli and Gitty Beer
Iva and Steven Dyckman
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah! What a beautiful way to honor your cousin!
Rene Schloss
Dr. Alan and Cindy Lichtbroun
Mazel tov on your upcoming Bar Mitzvah. May you and your family be blessed with health and long life.
Phillips Van Heusen Foundation
Moshe Safren
Miss you guys a ton keep up the great work
Yaakov & Leora Weinstein
Helene Lockspeiser
Hannah Lockspeiser
Jeff Verzella
What a wonderful way to honor your cousin. Barry, Dana, and Jeff from Mariner's Arcade
Debra Gulko
Ruth Schwartz
So proud of you!
Stacey and Paul Sidles Ollinger
Jeff and Shara Paley
Eric and Marcie Landskroner
What a huge mitzvah and wonderful way to honor your cousin. Thank you for providing a way for us to help. Mazel tov
Major Family
What a beautiful honor to Ezra. Mazal tov on your bar mitzvah.
Avi Berger
Stacy Bess
I am so sorry for your terrible loss. I don't know you or your family but have been grieving beside you from afar. What an amazing thing you are doing to honor your cousin. I only wish he could be with you to celebrate your big day. May your family know no more sorrow.
Leslie Goldress
Molly Cate
Mazal tov on your bar mitzvah. Good luck reaching yor goal
Beiteinu Shnamj
Hey Ethan, I'm so sorry for your loss. Especially because you're dealing with such pain, it is very impressive and inspiring that you're raising money in memory of Ezra and with the purpose of helping save more lives. There are six guys who live in our house in Givat Shmuel, and we were all in yeshiva for a year, just like Ezra. Today, we had a shiur with sixty people, and before we started, I announced your initiative, and we raised a small amount, but I hope it will help. A girl came up to me after, and wants to donate proceeds from her baking sales to your initiative, so expect another donation next week. Even in the face of such tragedy, I hope you have a great bar mitzva, and succeed in reaching your goal. You are an inspiration for a lot of people over here. Thank you.
Anonymous
Renee Hirsch
L&A Senecal
We love you dude
debbie blatt
Mazel tov on your bar mitzvah. May your mitzvah give Ezra an aliyah.
Hana Schatz
Sarah L
This is such an amazing project. May Ezra's memory be a blessing.
Daniel Katz
Anna Zemble
Suzanne Beck
This a wonderful way to honor your cousin. Mazel Tov on the occasion of your bar mitzvah.
Alice Notis
Michael & Ahuva Fichtenberg
Very proud of you Ethan!
Cheryl Edelman
Wonderful way to honor Ezra Z'L, and mazel tov on your bar mitzvah. Cheryl Edelman (Austin's mother)
Alan Silverman
Philip Trauring
R&CL Nathanson
Mazel Tov on your bar mitzvah! This project is a great zechus for you and your family. IY"H it will only be needed for good things, such as helping mothers get to the hospital to deliver healthy children.
Janice Mirsky
Kol Hakavod
Anonymous
Karen and Gary Glantz
yael bloom
Anonymous
Anonymous
Marc Zeffren
Rebecca and Josh Cypess
Thank you for including us in this beautiful tribute to Ezra, zt'l.
Naomi Auman
Ami Avraham
Great Job Ethan, way to step up! May you and your family continue carrying on Ezra's memory.
Ari Kellman
B'Hatzlacha and yasher Koach!
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Zeke Dwek
There are three crowns: the crown of Torah, the crown of priesthood and the crown of sovereignty--but the crown of good name surmounts them all.
Miriam Greenstein
Terri Rosenberg
Marc & Deborah Turansky
Anonymous
May Ezra's memory be for a blessing for his family and all of Am Yisrael.
Jack and Shulie Stroh
Keep up your wonderful project!
Allen & Edith Brafman
Thank you for creating an opportunity for us to join in community and become part of something both substantial and symbolic that will help keep alive the vision and the example of Ezra's beautiful, inspirational life. Allen & Edith Brafman. Brooklyn, NY
Rhonda Gould
Every day I think of your cousin, and cant not stop crying, I have two sons and he reminds me so much of them. You are an inspiration, and I am sure he would be so proud of you. Please give your family my sincere condolences for your loss.
Anonymous
Yasher Koach to you for this important campaign. I didn't know your cousin, but I did a gap year in Israel a few years ago, so I understand how this affects the community, and some of my friends knew him as well. May his memory be a blessing. B'hatzlacha to you!
Anonymous
Anonymous
Just had to help you cross the 18,000 mark! Am Yisrael CHAI !!!
Anonymous
Alisha and I are very honored to be able to help
Anonymous
What a beautiful way to commemorate Ezra and your bar mitzvah. Am Yisrael chai!
Moshe Arnold
Marsha and Jay Shulman
What a nice to memorialize Ezra.
Rachel Kopstick
Mazel tov on your bar mitzvah and yasher koach on a beautiful tribute to your cousin Ezra a"h. Rachel and Aaron Kopstick
Scott Brenner
Nechama Friedman
Bonnie and evan Orgel
Mazel Tov on your Bar mitzvah!!
Norah Mazar
חזק ואמץ !
Anna Chosak
What a wonderful and meaningful bar mitzvah project! I am sure that Ezra is very proud of you. May his memory be a blessing always.
Anonymous
Mazal Tov on your Bar Mitzvah! As a parent of Jewish Day School students in West Orange, NJ, I can only imagine the nachas that you are bringing to your family with your thoughtful Bar Mitzvah project. May Ezra's memory be for a blessing.
Chaim Mainstain
Anonymous
From pop and grandmas friend carol h.
Arlene & Gary Ratzker
Steve Whalen
Myra Pludwinski
Mazal Tov Ethan on your Bar Mitzvah. Yashar Koach on this wonderful and meaningful project. From Myra and Elliot Pludwinski
Oksana Dersovitz
Reuven Dersovitz and our whole family are standing with you during this incredibly difficult time. With Hashem's help, you should succeed in raising the funds in honor of Ezra's life.
Betty & Jack Schloss
Yasher Koach for this noble chesed.
Amanda Cove
Marc Kurtz
Good Luck in reaching your goal.
susan rifkin
Kol Hakavod, Ethan. Mazel tov on becoming a bar mitzvah.
Anonymous
Elana lebowitz
Ethan - this should be the first of many mitzvot that you and your family do in Ezra's memory. Your parents should have great נחת from you in choosing such an amazing way to honor your cousin, and in everything you do. Mazel tov on your bar mitzvah!
Helene & Max Wisotsky
Danna & Yair Nezaria
Kol Hakavod Ethan! You make us all very proud.
Anonymous
Mindy and David Waizer
Mazal tov on your bar mitzvah. You're doing a wonderful thing. Tizku L'mitzvot.
Rachel Kluger
Keep making Ezra and your family proud, whether it's on or off the court. This is a wonderful cause and memorial to your cousin.
Anonymous
As a Class mate of Ezrah, Thank you for this opportunity to allow people to keep on doing Chesed in Ezrahs memory.
Joseph Gaffney
God Bless
David and Aviva Markowitz
Good Luck!!!!!
Anonymous
Stephanie Amos
May Ezrah's Neshama have an Aliyah.The Amos Family
Anonymous
Norman Saffra
Jerry Schneider
May Ezra's neshama have an Aliyah. May his memory be for a blessing.
Mindy Shulman
Elana Baumgarten
Mazal Tov on your Bar Mitzvah Ethan!! This is a beautiful tribute to your cousin. Elana and Eli Baumgarten
Lisa Shulman
Sara and Bruce F
Mazal Tov Ethan. A wonderful tribute to your cousin z"l
Janice Cove
So proud of you Ethan, and your cousin Ezra. The world is a better place with his memory and your spirit! Love to your family from the Cove family, Janice, Howie, Benjamin and Amanda. Hope this donation helps your goals in Ezra's memory.
Judah and Naomi Dardik
We're Michael and Ahuva's sister and brother in law. Terribly sad over Ezra's loss; Kol hakavod to you for honoring him in this way. Mazal tov on your Bar Mitzvah!
Linda Gardner
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah! This is a beautiful way to honor your cousin Ezra A"H. Linda and Michael Gardner
Debra Siesser
Kol HaKavod Ethan! From your Teaneck friends, Debra, Ron, David, Atara and Eli Siesser
Shari and David Katz
What a wonderful thing your doing in memory of your cousin. Shari and David
Amanda & Judah Shechter
Anonymous
A wonderful initiative!
Stacy Kaplan
So proud of you - what a great tribute. And Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah. All the best, Gary, Stacy, Caryn, Zack and Rachel
Derek DeFilippo
Alan Tennenberg
Great initiative Ethan! Fantastic way to honor Ezra's memory, by saving lives!
Shana Groeschler
Anonymous
We are so proud of you for the project you undertook to honor the memory of your cousin Ezra. Savta & Saba
Karen Stern
Mazel tov on your Bar Mitzvah. Kol HaKovod.A fitting tribute in memory of your cousin Ezra.
Janine and Max Klein
Sondra & Donald Botvinick
Mazel Tov on your Bat Mitzvah, and what a wonderful way for everyone to remember Ezra
Phyllis Frankel
Dear Ethan We are very proud of you. Mazel Tov to you and your entire family Phyllis and Abe Frankel
Gavi Spellman
This is a great cause. Hamakom y'nachem etchem btoch sh'ar avlei tziyon v'yrushalayim.
Tanya and Mark Weissman
Tayasimonemickey Schwartzbard
Anonymous
Mazal Tov Ethan on your bar-mitzvah! May your cousin, Ezra A"H, neshama have an aliyah. We are so sorry for your loss.
Melissa & Marc Feder
Mazal tov on your bar mitzvah. Kol hakavod!
Ira Skolnik
Wonderful idea Ethan. I didn't know Ezra, but I know his Rabbi (Rabbi Sendor) well, and the Sharon community is great one, and Ezra was one of the reasons why. -Ira Skolnik
DAvid Aminoff
Ruthie and Ely Rosenstock
Mazel tov on your Bar Mitzvah and thank you for honoring your cousin so appropriately.
Jeffrey Knishkowy
Mazal tov, Ethan. What a wonderful tribute to Ezra and gift to all the people of Israel. I did not know Ezra, but know people who did. I know what a wonderful person he was and you are helping to ensure his amazing legacy. Jeff K
Hayley Gerszberg
Kol hakavod Ethan! You are doing an amazing thing. I'm sure Ezra would be so proud of you!
Leslie Silber
May you know no more sadness. May his name be a blessing. Our people have lost a great soul
Brian Allen
What a beautiful mitzvah you are doing in memory of your dear cousin Ezra. May his memory always serve as an inspiration to you, and may you always bring nachat to your family and to Klal Yisrael. Mazal Tov on your upcoming Bar Mitzvah! Shoshana & Brian Allen & Family
Anonymous
Tizku le'mitzvot- what a wonderful way to honor Ezra
Mandel Guttman
Talia Sanieoff
Jake Pollack
Anonymous
mike d
Anonymous
mike d
Hinda and jay Kimmel
May your good deeds bring an aliyah to your cousin Ezra's neshama.
Amy G
Kol Hakavod, Ethan!
Renee Fein
Mazel Tov upon your bar mitzvah! What a beautiful way to honor your cousin and help all of Israel. Renee & Avromy Fein
Anonymous
mazal tov! this is a beautiful idea!
Anonymous
Anonymous
Good work. It's nice to see such a nice cause in his honor.
Anonymous
MAZEL tov! Such a beautiful idea.
Rachel Kleinman
Im sure Ezra's neshama is glowing in shamayim.
Talia Waitman
Moshe Rosenbaum
Tzirel Lasker
Mazal Tov on your Bar Mitzvah. Kol Hakavod .
Nati Har-Sinay
Francine and Carey Tajfel
What a wonderful Bar Mitzvah project - and a very beautiful tribute to your cousin Ezra.
Dana Gehring
A wonderful way to honor your cousin. Barry, Dana, Jeff Mariner's Arcade
Joseph Greisdoff
In memory of Ezra Schwartz of Sharon, Ma, USA
Robyn & Jeff Perlman
Tizku L'Mitzvot Mazal Tov
Ushani Zebooker
Hi Ethan, We don't know each other. My son goes to a day school in Rockville, Maryland. I'm so sorry for your loss. I am sharing your link on my FB page. May Ezra's memory be a blessing.
Moishy M
Ethan, beautiful and meaningful way to honor your cousin, Tizku l'mitzvot !
Anonymous
Tizku Limitzvot!
Christina Cole
What an amazing act of love & kindness to honor your cousin.
Victoria Cook
kol hakavod Ethan, may Ezra's memory be a blessing
Anonymous
Susan and Mark Winter
Wonderful project
Robert Manduley
Hi Ethan--So awesome that you came up with a wonderful way to honor Ezra. You have a great heart! God bless you and your family
Kelly Biran
It's amazing what you're doing in honor of your cousin. I've been looking to do something in tribute to Ezra and I'm glad I could donate to honor his memory.
Daniela and Laurence Schreiber
A beautiful way to memorialize a beautiful neshama.
Janet Bender
Miriam & Elie Levy
Mazal tov on your bar mitzvah Ethan & tizke l'mitzvot . Our sincerest condolences to your family . Much love , the Levy family in seattle
Arya & Lani Eisner
Kol hakavod! What a great zechus.
Barbara Edery
What a wonderful way to honor Ezra's memory. Isaac and Barbara Edery
Marion and Mike Bernstein
Thank you. We send you and your family our very best. Marion and Mike Bernstein
Gila Gerszberg
Such a special thing to do in Ezra's memory. From, Ephraim and Gila Gerszberg
Jennifer and Randy Smith
Stacy and David Weissman
This is a wonderful way to honor your cousin. Good luck and Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah.
Robyn and Chaim Schneider
Ethan, Mazel tov on your bar mitzvah. What a meaningful way to honor your cousin.
Miriam Tarlow
Tizku l'mitzvot !
Raquel Mishaan
Tizku l'mitzvot!
Stefanie Zakay
This is an amazing idea! Kol Hakavod! Mazal Tov on your Bar Mitzvah!
Mo and Miriam Oppenheim/Jaffe
May Ezra's memory be a blessing forever, saving the lives of others... good job Ethan
Anonymous
Thank you and Kol HaKavod!
Russell Brandwein
Kol HaKavod!
Anne & Umberto Pace
Kol hakavod, and mazal tov!
Jonathan Rackman
Mazel Tov on your Simcha. Great job on this project.
Patty and Gary K
Mazel Tov! Your cousin would be very proud.
Anonymous
Anonymous
Amazing initiative- Kol hakavod. Ezra would be proud!
Sarah Marlowe
Amazing that this being done in honor of Ezra z"l
Elisa & Morris Hartstein
Kol hakavod. What a beautiful mitzvah.
Michael Granoff
Thank you for the opportunity to honor Ezra.
Rocky Brody
Tizku L'Mitzvot. So Beautiful.
Talia Fine
Ethan, I am so sorry for your loss. What a nice mitzvah in his memory. Love, Cousin Talia
Chani Fink
Good luck raising your funds! What a beautiful mitzvah in memory of Ezra!
Anonymous
Batya Zemelman
Good luck. This is so beautiful.
Rabbi Daniel and Chanie Loew
We're happy to support such a wonderful cause. Thank you, Ethan.
Anonymous
Michal Sheps
Mazal tov! What a beautiful and meaningful way to honor your cousin.
Randi Ostrove
Kol HaKavod!
Stephanie and Shachar Minkove
We are so sorry for your family's loss, Ethan. This is such an important and meaningful way to follow Ezra's example. Mazal tov to you and your family on your bar mitzvah! Stephanie and Shachar Minkove (Dani's parents)
Dani Minkove
I think this is an amazing way to honor Ezra's memory. Mazal tov on your bar mitzvah, Dani
Richard Langer
Best wishes on reaching your goal
Leon Hakimian
Shani & David Schwartz
Dear Ethan, Kol hakavod for memorializing your cousin Ezra through a mitzvah campaign. I saw the link on my friend's FB page. (Our last name is Schwartz, but we are not related to you.) We are sure that your family is "shepping nachas" from your campaign and we hope that you continue to bring them much nachas in the future. We are very sorry for the loss of your cousin, and we wish you a mazel tov on your upcoming bar mitzvah. Best, Shani & David Schwartz
Shanna & Jeffrey Taub
Jessica Savitt
Kol hakavod, Ethan! This is a wonderful way to remember and honor your cousin, Ezra, Z"L
Sara and Moshe Gampel
Good luck! This is such a lovely and thoughtful way to honor your cousin.
Miriam and Ari Loren
What a beautiful way to pay tribute to your cousin!!! Mazel tov on your upcoming bar mitzvah.
Tamar and Eric Einstein
Lisa Rosenblatt Gross
You can do it Ethan! B'hatzlacha raba! The Gross Family
Jessica Juckett
What an awesome way to honor your cousin. You're a bright young man with a huge heart and I'm glad to have you and your family in my life. xxoo
Rebecca Bick
What a nice idea Ethan!
Michelle Yanche
What a beautiful way to honor your cousin Ethan! It is an honor to support this in Ezra's memory. Michelle Yanche (Leanne, Brendan & Cate Coulthard's mom)
Adam Rawson
Ezra would be proud of you
Daniel & Tammy Thurm

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