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Matthew Minsk's Campaign

Join me in raising funds and awareness for United Hatzalah of Israel. I am doing this In Honor Of My Bar Mitzvah .

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Welcome to my fundraising page for United Hatzalah.  I would like to thank those who have contibuted so far. Due to their generosity, I have already reached my initial goal and my second goal of a second Trauma Medical Kit. I am now trying to raise enough money to fund a third Kit. I learned about Hatzalah when our family was in Israel for my cousin's bat mitzvah.  Right around the corner from their house, sitting on the sidewalk, was an ambucycle, an ambulance-motorcycle that helps volunteer medics reach the site of an emergency more quickly than a traditional ambulance. Every United Hatzalah ambucycle is equipped with a Trauma Medical Kit, containing advanced life-saving equipment, such as a complete trauma kit, a specialized oxygen canister, and a defibrillator. My goal is to raise enough money to fund one Trauma Medical Kit that will accompany and enable Hatzalah volunteers in a rescue. Thank you for your support and I look forward to hopefully seeing you, Matthew

Donations raised to date:

Micah S
Matthew, Mazel tov on your bar mitzvah! I heard from Glen, my grandma and my Dad, what a wonderful job you did. My Dad was especially impressed with your D'var Torah. You are quite an impressive man and not just because of your fantasy football prowess.;) It is clear you are always thinking of others. We hope you continue on your path of pursuing the mitzvot, and of course kicking butt in fantasy football. Love, Micah and Rachel
sheila and donald m
We love you and are very proud of you. You are one special person! Love Bubbles and Zadye
Sandy D
Hi Matthew, I work with your Dad and was honored to be invited to your Bar Mitzvah. Mazel Tov! What an impressive young man you are! Sandy Dalton
Elisheva and Michael B
Dear Matthew, Mazel Tov on your bar- mitzvah! May you always go from strength to strength and be successful in all your endeavors- Kol Tuv, Elisheva and Michael Berger
Hallie and David C
Mazal tov Matthew! -Hallie, David and Doni
Lizanne K
Matthew, We are so proud of you. Love Zizzy and Rosalee
Michael A
Mazel Tov on your achievement. You made your family proud Michael, Nikki, Matthew & Emily Aronin
Seth H
Matthew!! A belated congratulations on your big day!! - Seth and Laura
Keli W
Julie, Alan, and Kayla M
We are very proud of you and love you all in the world.
Matthew M
Mrs. Vitner gave me this money specifically to give to Hatzalah.
Matthew M
I'm donating 13 chai in honor of my Bar Mitzvah. This is also a percentage of the gifts I received outside of the Hatzalah donations.
Leib K
Mazel Tov Matthew. You did an excellent job, and we are all so proud of you. Hope you meet your goal :) Uncle Leiby
Atlanta Jewish A
Jose E
James M
Catherine L
Diana and Daniel C
Mazel tov, Matthew! We were honored to celebrate with you and your family earlier this month. - Diana, Daniel, Eli, and Ezra Cohen
Elka D
Amy R
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah. You did an amazing job.
Rita M
Theodora H
Amanda L
Mazel Tov. So sorry we couldn't be there to celebrate but I know you did a fantastic job and made your parents very proud.
Joshua B
Congratulations!!!😀
Edjah and Kelley N
Mazel Tov, Matthew!
Helayna M
Matthew, It’s not surprising that your cool and calm laining and d’vrei Torah, and your thoughtfulness and generosity in raising money for United Hatzalah, are awesome. You’ve always been special, and inspire us with your character and accomplishments. So happy and proud for you. Love, Poosie
Leah F
Louise C
Barry and Vivian Z
Richard S
wendy and alan s
Mazal Tov Matthew on your bar mitzvah. You are an amazing person, and your leining, learning, and divrei torah were A+! We are fortunate to live close and be part of your day to day life. Cousins are special. Friends are a gift. Cousins who are also friends are just the best! We are so lucky to have you, Kayla and your parents as our special cousin-friends! Love, Alan,Wendy,Sarah,Hannah,and Rebecca
Terri and Laury B
Mazol Tov! What a wonderful simcha! We were so thrilled to be included! Terri and Laury Bagen
Rivka and Eli M
Mazal tov, Matthew! We enjoyed listening to your beautiful leining! You did a wonderful job! We also had a great time celebrating with your family and friends. Mazal tov! Rivka and Eli Monheit
Gabriel S
Mazal Tov Matthew, may you grow in the ways of the Torah, Gabe and Aliza Sosne
Bev and Marc L
Mazel tov Matthew! Fondly, Bev, Marc, and Rebecca Lewyn
Aileen R
Mazel Tov to you and your family. All the best to you in the coming years!
Susan S
Mazel Tov! We are so proud of you!!
Gloria G
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah!
Paul and Meta M
Mazel to to Matthew! We know you are proud at your accomplishments…and we are too!! All the best to you!
Zoya and Jack A
Mazel Tov to you on a wonerful Bar Mitzvah Shabbos and weekend. What an important cause. See you soon. The Arbisers
Shulamith K
Mazal Tov, Matthew. Thank you for including us in your celebration, it was a real pleasure to be with you and your family. Shulamith & Jonathan K.
Eleanor S
Dear Matthew, Mazel Tov on your outstanding performance at your Bar-Mitzvah.May you have much continued success in all your future endeavors! With warmest regards, (Mrs.) Eleanor Sosne
David H
Mazel Tov and congratulations on your Bar Mitzvah! Sorry that we can't be there to celebrate with you in person but sending best wishes to you and your whole family. David Hacin and Tim Grafft
Lisa B
Mazal tov and yasher koach! You did an amazing job.
Pelishev family P
Dear Matthew! Mazal Tov on your Bar Mitzvah! You did an amazing job! Our best wishes to you and your whole family! May we continue to share simchas and mitzvos! Love, Pelishev family
Alvin M
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah and on your devotion to good deeds. Love, Aunt Shirley and Uncle Alvin
Miriam and Aaron C
Mazel tov Matthew! It has been a joy and an honor to be part of your simcha. Best wishes, the Cann's
JUDITH S
MAZAL TOV. FOR US THE HIGHLIGHT WAS THE SHABBAT LUNCH DVAR TORAH. KEEP IT UP!!
Alexander F
Mazel tov on your Bar Mitzvah! Congratulations!
Stephanie R
Mazel tov on your Bar Mitzvah Matthew! We wish you the very best today and always! Stephanie, Jason, Jakob & Sophie
Rick S
Congratulations on your Bar Mitzvah, and keep up the good work!
Carol & Ian R
Mazel Tov Matthew on your Bar Mitzvah. We look forward to celebrating with your family this Shabbos in Toco Hills. The Ratner Family
Rachel W
Mazel tov on your bar mitzvah! Kol hakavod for all of your chesed work! All the best, Rachel and Josh Wallenstein
Hugh M
Mazel Tov Matthew! We are so happy to be able to celebrate this simcha with you and your family! Jill, Hugh, Zach, and Yael Mainzer
Elizabeth M
Congratulations Matthew!
Clare L
Mazel Tov Matthew! Love & best wishes to you & your whole family. Wish I could have been with you this weekend. Ale VeAzlach! Clare ( your grandma Carole Sue's cousin )
Phillip&Rosalind H
Mathew you are so special to all of us from the time you were born. Love the Habers.
linda M
We are so pleased to donate to such a marvelous organization in honor of your bar mitzvah, Matthew. Also, we really appreciated your description of Hatzalah and your goal on the orange card. Mazal tov to you and your family! Warren and Linda Morrison
Adina H
Dear Matthew - Mazal Tov on your Bar Mitzvah and yashar koach for choosing such a worthy cause to support. May you always merit to be a ben Torah and a mensch! Sincerely, Adina Hirsch and Family
Allan and Roberta S
Dear Matthew, What a meaningful way to honor your becoming a Bar Mitzvah. Mazel Tov and Yasher Koach! The Schers
Anna S
Matthew, Mazel tov! We are so proud of you. Best wishes now and always. From, Chanie, Scott, Sophie, Jordan and Isabella Steinberg
Katie S
Congratulations on your bar mitzvah, and on your fund raising!! I can't believe you are already a teenager. I look forward to celebrating with you this weekend. Mazel tov!! Katie Sullivan
Cheronne B
Felice L
Mazel Tov Matthew on this joyous simcha. May HaShem continue to bless you good health and strength to improve the world as you are doing through this wonderful fundraising. Thank you for sharing your simcha with me. Much love and respect, Felice Lefkove
Rochelle and Morris N
We look forward to your coming Bar Mitzvah and wish you and your entire family a wonderful celebration with much happiness and health. Love, Rochelle and Morris Notrica
Loretta W
From Gabriel Weiss
Ilene Z
We're so proud you have chosen such a worthy organization to send your gifts. Mazel Tov! Ilene and Steve Zier
Larry B
Gene R
Mazal tov
Patsy & Bill L
Thanks, Matthew, for making it easy to give to a good cause in honor of your bar mitzvah. Mazel tov to you and your family, Patsy & Bill Little
Abe S
Congratulations. Abe and Linda schear
Rabbi Zvi and Chana S
Mazal tov! Thank you for including us in this mitzvah.
Brian & Erin E
Mazel tov on your Bar Mitzvah. We are so proud of you. xo, Brian, Erin, Julia, Caroline & Eric
Samuel K
Congratulations --looking forward to celebrating with you and family Love Uncle Sammy and Aunt Phyllis
Mary F
Matthew Mazel Tov on your special day! Love the Felser-Sborofsky gang
Robert L
Dear Matthew, You are a fine young man. I'm happy to make this donation in honor of your Bar Mitzvah. I'll be thinking of you on March 5th. Love, Cousin Robert
Jacqueline and Benjamin H
Mazol tov on your bar mitzvah Looking forward to sharing this special occasion with you and your family. Jacquie and Ben Hirsch
Rabbi Joshua and Rena E
Mazel Tov, Matthew! Looking forward! What a wonderful tzedaka project. You are amazing. The Einzigs
Gail V
Suzanne & Fred B
Daniel E
We want to wish you a heartfelt mazel tov on the occasion of your forthcoming Bar-Mitzvah.May you continue growing in Torah and Yirat Shamayim and being a source of much Nachat to your dear Parents and Grandparents and all Klal Yisrael! It is very praiseworthy for you to fund raise for this very important project. Tizke l'mitzvot! Love,Rabbi and Mrs. E
Melvin K
Congratulations Matthew for selecting such an important project to celebrate your Bar Mitzvah. Mazel Tov to you and your wonderful family
Jill and Yossi O
Mazal Tov on becoming a Bar Mitzvah and Yashar Koach on being a champion of such an important cause. You make everyone proud! Jill and Yossi
Michael B
Matthew, We are so excited to share your Bar Mitzvah with you and your family! Mazel Tov! Jamie and Mike Brezovec
Aaron M
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah from Bob and Sue Maran
Jonathan S
Mazel Tov Matthew! We're so proud that you are choosing such a worthy cause. Love, Jonathan & Rachel Snitzer
Debbie L
Mazel Tov Matthew on your Bar Mitzvah. Sorry I won't be able to help celect
David and Aleen E
Best wishes on your Bar Mitzvah. We know it will be the BEGINNING of a rich and fruitful Jewish life. Sorry we cannot attend your big day.
anonymous
Matthew, we are delighted to partake in your effort and congratulate you on choosing to putting others needs in front of your own. Well done and keep up the inspirational activity. j/j
Sandra S
Matthew, Such a wonderful idea to mark this event with a selfless and philanthropic gesture. We're sorry to miss the celebration. Sandy and Rob Silk
anonymous
Matthew, We are so proud and touched that you decided to raise money for Hatzalah in honor of your bar mitzvah. What a generous act. We cannot wait to mark this special milestone with you. Love, your family in Israel
Ginny & Steve F
Dear Matthew, We are so sorry we cannot attend, but wish you joy, love, health. Much Love, Ginny and Steve
polly c
Sorry I won't be able to join you on your big day. Congratulations.
Jim M
Mazel Tov, Matthew. Best wishes from Jim Magbee and Sally Swann
mark k
Mazel Tov... From Mark and Deborah Kamensky Columbus,GA
Lawrence & Lesley F
Matthew, what a noble way to mark your Bar Mitzvah. Alas, the ambucycle may well be put to good use. From far away, you'll be helping so many. Thank you. Lawrence & Lesley
Lois & Kal H
Matthew - Congratulations on your Bar Mitzvah. Your decision to donate your Bar Mitzvah gift funds is very impressive. Your family must be very proud of you. All the best, The Helds
Betty & Burton H
Mazeltov ! We congratulate you on your Bar Mitzvah and the wonderful project you have undertaken.
Miriam C
Mazel tov on all your achievements. How gratifying for you to know that your choice of Chesed will save and rescue someone's life!! Miriam and Stephen Cole
Burt & Doreen W
Sheila and Allan B
Matthew, Mazol Tov on this special simcha in your life.
CAROL AND ROBERT C
Our very best wishes! Mazel Tov. Carol and Robert Chanin
Josh H
Matthew, This is a wonderful project, but what we should have expected from the Kaminsky/Minsk family. As you take on responsibilities as a adult, this should be only the first of many acts of concern and kindness, and they should grow as you grow. We are sorry we cannot attend the actual Bar Mitzvah, but we are proud of who you have become and Grandpa Bob would be even prouder. Mazel Tov to you and your family. Hannah Hurewitz, Josh and Miriam Hurewitz and family
Reuben C
All the Best Matthew! Mazel tov The Cannon Family: Reuben, Alice and Max 1134 Empire Rd NE
David Z
Mazel tov. We wish you the best!
Andrea S
Matthew: what a wonderful project! Sorry we wont be with you on your special day. We know you will be just perfect [based on hearing you at your grandmother's 75th]. All our best, Andrea & Eli Savada
zahava k
Mazel Tov both on your bar mitzvah and for your commitment to make a difference for others!
Mindy F
What a great cause! Sorry we are missing it. I'm sure it will be great. Enjoy your weekend. We will be thinking of you, Mindy Fine & Gregg Bauer
Carolyn and Scott D
Congratulations, Matthew! We hope that you have a wonderful time celebrating with your family and friends next month. I am a friend of your dad's from law school. From speaking with him recently, I know how proud he is of you and how much he is enjoying being a dad. Enjoy this special family time!!
anonymous
Congratulations on your Bar Mitzvah Matthew! So proud of you and I absolutely love your Bar Mitzvah fundraising project. You are changing lives! I'm sorry I can't be there on your special day. Mazel tov! Love, Cara Kaminsky
Janice & Chaim H
What a wonderful mitzvah for becoming a bar mitzvah. Mazal tov on this milestone and may you continue to support worthy causes. All the best and looking forward to sharing in your simcha. Janice & Chaim
Wendy & Craig M
Congratulations cousin. We wish we could be with you and your family to celebrate your Bar Mitzvah. Mabel Tov and keep up the wonderful work!
phyllis and neal b
We are so proud of you. The charity you selected is one we have long respected. Much love phyllis and neal busch
Rhonda K
What a wonderful endeavor your chose for your project. It gives me great pleasure to donate. Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah. Enjoy your special weekend! Love, Rhonda, Morgan and Haley
Karen and Mike C
Mazal Tov Matthew and to your entire family!
Cynthia F
Your grandmother has told me so much about youu over the years that I feel I know you. You are very special and I am looking forward to meeting you.. Mazel Tov.
Lanie & Evan P
Matthew: Congratulations to you (and your family) on your Bar Mitzvah! We are excited to be able to help you celebrate and to donate to such a wonderful and worthy cause. Mazel Tov! - Lanie, Evan, Fletcher & Alyssa Pontz
AJ R
Congratulations Matthew. From A.J. Robinson and Nicole Ellerine and Family
Kerry & David G
Mazel Tov! What a wonderful and meaningful cause for you to champion!
Rochelle & Harvey F
Mazel tov! L'Chaim! Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause.
Joanne and Eddie B
Mazel Tov Matthew! From, Joanne and Eddie Birnbrey
anonymous
Congrats on becoming a man! Maybe next you will find a better baseball team to root for like the Pirates!! Haha! Glenn, Toby and Bella K
Jeanney K
Mazal tov Matthew!! Much love, Steve and Jeanney Kutner
Mark and Barbara H
Matthew: Congratulations to you and your family. We are so pleased to support you in this worth cause. Our very best to everyone. Mark and Barbara
William K
Matthew--Congratulations and best wishes to you and your parents. This is a wonderful way to celebrate your bar mitzvah. Bill and Ellen Kitchens
Sarah D
It was so kind of you to share your gifts with United Hatzalah Fundraising. It was also very kind of you to include me to your celebration on such a wonderful occasion. May G-d bless you with good health and your wonderful parents and grandparents. Fondly, Sarah Duwell
Harold S
Mazal tov on your bar mitzvah, The Simansky Family
Nina H
Mazel Tov, Matthew! Love this idea. Congrats on becoming a Bar Mitzvah, Nina, Mark, Madison & Rylee Hafitz
Seth L
Terri & Kevin W
Thank you for enlightening us about the Hatzalah, and for encouraging us with your example of generosity. Psalm 112:5
Gail D
Mazal Tov, Matthew! Love, Gail, Ronnie, Miriam, Shira and Oren
Ellie and Hillel G
Mazel tov and kol hakavod on your chesed project!
Bala V
Nancy H
Congratulations and Best Wishes, Nancy Hamburger
Shirley and Perry B
Matthew, we are so proud and happy to be able to celebrate with you. Hatzalah is one of our favorite organizations.Yasher Koach. Shirley and Perry Brickman
David B
Matthew -- Mazel Tov on becoming a Bar Mitzvah and for selecting this wonderful and worthy project as a means for me to celebrate with you. - david
Jamie K
Mazel tov to you on this momentous and joyous occasion! We hope you have an awesome Bar Mitzvah.
Carole K
Mazel Tov to the best Grandson ever!!! I have been supporting your project for years. See you in March - much much love Nan
colleen f
This is an incredible mitzvah, Matthew! Thank you for being such a good role model and giving us the opportunity to share it. Mazal tov to you and your family on your bar mitzvah--we're sorry we can't be there with you on such a special day. Much love, Colleen and Richard
John and Leigh Ann S
Congratulations! We are so sorry that we will not be there for your special day but we will be thinking about you and your family!
Anita & Max E
What a splendid and generous idea! We so look forward to being with you and your family for your Bar Mitzvah. We were at your parents' wedding and your bris.... and your family is very special to us.
Heather G
Matthew, Mazel Tov! We wish you all the best. Thank you for directing us to make this very special donation in honor of your Bar Mitzah. Sincerely, Scott, Heather, and Annika Frank
anna b
Congratulations for your Bar Mitzvah, Matthew!! We are so proud to have you as a cousin!! Much love, Anna, Ariel, and Estella Lopez
M C K
Congratulations on your upcoming Bar Mitzvah Matthew. I'm sorry we won't be able to be with you for the celebration but I know you will be amazing. - Carole & Sid Kirschner
Sydney L
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah! Thank you for including us in your Simcha! We are so grateful to have your family in our lives! Love, Andrew & Sydney Lewis and Family
Caroline and Randy G
Matthew, Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah! You should feel proud knowing that one day your Bar Mitzvah project might save someone's life!
Henry B
Mazal Tov to Matthew and the whole Minsk family.
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