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        VOL. 8 NO. 7                                                                                   JULY 2018

      Leaving a Legacy for the Victims

      of the Parkland High School Massacre

      By Raphael Poch
         “My son was a hero, not just on the last day of
      his life but throughout his life.” This is how Linda
      Schulman spoke of her son, Scott Beigel, just five
      and a half weeks after he was murdered protecting
      students at the Parkland High School in Florida on
      Feb. 14. Linda continued: “He was happy with what
      he had and he loved to help others. My son would be
      thrilled today to know that an ambucycle, something
      that can help people, was donated in his name because
      that is what Scott was all about. Helping people.”
         Linda was one of the speakers at the Palm
      Beach Synagogue at a special commemoration
      ceremony held in honor of the 17 victims who died
      in the Parkland massacre. Scott’s father, Michael  Lori and Ilan Alhadeff hold the award
      Schulman, also spoke about his son’s actions on that  recognizing the ambucycle dedicated in
      fateful day. “My son didn’t care about himself, he  memory of their daughter, Alyssa, OBM.
      cared about his kids and about saving them. That’s
      the way he lives, and unfortunately, that’s the way  Leaving a Legacy on page 2  Families of the Parkland massacre and ambucycles donors
      Students Lead Tolerance, Social Action

      Efforts During Community Service Trip

         Twenty-four local students volunteered more than 20   totaled 12,441 meals to combat food insecurity in the area.  attached to the disease. The teens volunteered to support the
      hours and learned invaluable life lessons about serving others      “Taking action to transform the lives of others in need is   quilt project and bring awareness to LGBTQ issues.
      during a recent social action trip to Atlanta, led by Jewish   what the Jewish community is all about. I am so proud to      The teens also spent time learning about the national Civil
      Federation of Palm Beach County. The students participated   have the opportunity to work alongside my peers, learn about   Rights Movement and Atlanta’s unique Jewish community.
      in several volunteering projects during the initiative called   the needs of others, and make a difference in a community      The  trip  was  the  third  annual  community  service
      Project Tikvah, which is in partnership with the Federation’s   different than our own,” shared Hope Lerman, a teen from   opportunity  for  Project Tikvah  (Hebrew  for  “hope”),
      Jewish Teen Initiative (JTI) and Jewish Volunteer Center.  Palm Beach Gardens who participated in Project Tikvah.  Federation’s hands-on volunteer travel experience for Palm
         During the experience, students packed more than 17,000      The teens also visited the iconic AIDS Memorial Quilt,   Beach County teens, aimed at empowering teens to make a
      pounds of food at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. This   where they learned about the history of the quilt and   lasting impact by serving those in need and connecting to the
                                                                                  the impact it has made to   Jewish value of tikun olam (“repair the world”).
                                                                                  bring visibility to HIV/AIDS
                                                                                  and erase the social stigma   Students Lead Tolerance on page 5

                                                                                   Beth Am Travels to Israel!

      Students visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum.

                                                                                   Beth Am Travels to Israel! on page 5
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