LETTERS | December 20, 2013

Next of Kin Sought 

Dear editor,
I am organizing the Jewish Hospital papers and records to save some memory of the institution. In doing this work I found a small box with a birth announcement and several family letters and other documents for the Ray F. Jacobson family of 2100 Maryland Ave. The father’s nickname was Jake; the wife’s name was Clarice; and the baby was Wm. Ray Jacobson, born Nov. 6, 1935.

I cannot find the family and have asked others without success. Can any of your readers put me in touch with the family?
Morris Weiss

Looking for Y2I Alumni
The Lappin Foundation is planning a professional study to quantify the impact of our Youth to Israel Adventure (Y2I) on Jewish identity. The success of Y2I is of great interest to Jewish communities across the country, and in particular to philanthropists who are interested in funding the teen Israel experience.

We need to contact at least 75 percent of Y2I alumni from 1971-2007, and we need the community’s help locating them. If you or someone you know participated in Y2I (also known as LGI), please send the names, emails and year to dcoltin@lappinfoundation.org or call (978) 740-4410. It is fine to send only names or names and years.

We also need names and emails of alumni of Israel teen trips, who received a subsidy from the Foundation (1971-2007) for any teen Israel experience, including USY, NFTY, Young Judaea, etc., as they will be included in the study.

We greatly appreciate your help.
Deborah Coltin, Executive Director
Lappin Foundation
(978) 740-4428

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