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In 5737/1977 The Camp Fund was founded in memory of Avrohom Eliezer Goldman, HY”D, who was tragically torn from our midst at the tender age of 17. Avremi was a special person, whose greatest joy came from interacting with children and sharing his excitement for Yiddishkeit.
Following his tragic death, Mrs. Leah Lipsker, a friend and neighbor of the Goldman family, established the Camp Fund in his memory, under the advice and guidance of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The first year, the Rebbe gave 18 one dollar bills to establish the fund, which were utilized to raise money and send children to camp. In each subsequent year, the Rebbe contributed toward the Camp Fund, and often gave words of blessing and encouragement.
The Camp Fund helps orphans, children raised with single parents and families undergoing financial stress.
The children who benefit gain more than a wonderful summer experience. The effects of camp live on throughout the year, bolstering their self-confidence and increasing their love and excitement toward Yiddishkeit; a fitting tribute to Avremi.
Over the past 42 years, Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Pesach Goldman joined together with Mrs. Leah Lipsker and have helped more than 7,450 children have the opportunity of an enriching, memorable and fun camp experience. With your help, that number will continue to increase, and benefit the entire community.