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IAC to aid community seders

by Ryan E. Smith

March 26, 2014 | 3:33 pm

The Israeli American Council (IAC) is seeking volunteers for its IAC-Care program to assist with several upcoming community seders.

The area seders will be held at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services in West Los Angeles (March 30), B’nai David-Judea Congregation in Pico-Robertson (March 30), Westside JCC in West Los Angeles (April 11) and Chabad of Northridge (April 15).

“We look for organizations that are already hosting seders for a variety of different populations,” said Dikla Kadosh, director of community events and volunteering for the IAC. “We are bringing our volunteers to help facilitate it, lower the cost, bring some good cheer, some Israeliness to those seders.” 

Volunteers can be age 12 and up. Those who register to take part (which can be done at israeliamerican.org/events/community-seders) will help set up, serve, clean up and socialize. They might also receive free tickets through a drawing to attend the Celebrate Israel Festival at Cheviot Hills Recreation Center (Rancho Park) on May 18. 

Kadosh said the mission of IAC-Care is to encourage tikkun olam (healing the world) through monthly programs.

“We’re sort of a broker to help push people to tikkun olam,” she said. “We try to really cover a large range of subjects.” 

The IAC’s goal, according to its Web site, is to “build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation and to provide a bridge to the Jewish-American community.”

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