Photos: Shlomo Taitz
The “Jewish Jordan”, Tamir Goodman, assisted by devoted Mayanot volunteers, proved just how holy sports can be at the South Jerusalem Friendship Circle Barbecue & Sports Day, hosted by Rabbi Avraham and Nechama Dina Hendel and the Baka Matnas.
The 5th annual barbecue focused on volunteer appreciation and was spiced up by an interactive basketball clinic led by the famous basketball star, Tamir Goodman.
The special needs children clamored into the gymnasium and experienced the thrill of ball playing with the applause and encouragement of their loving volunteers- from Mayanot, MMY, Amit, and Lindenbaum seminaries. Members of Chabad of Baka and three outstanding girls from Ramat Shlomo seminary also volunteered at the event, which included music by Michael Rose, stimulating crafts, and a delicious supper.
The parents were full of praise for the exemplary chesed of the volunteers. As one mom said, “We are so appreciative of these girls who have visited every week, rain or shine, to share their friendship and love with our children.”
Tamir, who is involved in many chesed projects and works at Hapoel, distributed a sports shirt to each child in the South Jerusalem Friendship Circle.
The proud smiles of the children proved what Tamir has been saying all along, “Sports can be so holy!”