The Zimmerman family has established the Zimmerman Family Summer Fun Fund in memory of Eddie Zimmerman, a beloved and respected member of our community who died in 2005. This fund will help to provide a few fun camp essentials – clothing, swim suits, towels, etc. – for our community’s children as they prepare for their summer activities.
Eddie was all about the children; we actually met while he was a camp counselor at the JCC and I was a secretary at the then Bureau of Jewish Education. For years, he coached soccer for many of our community’s children and was the best dad and uncle to our family’s children.
With the guidance of Janet Meyer, Judy Tiell and Rabbi Stanley Miles, we identified an area of need that was not being met by a current fund. This fund will be housed at Temple Shalom but will service any community child in need as identified by Jewish Family & Career Services or our local clergy.
Rabbi Miles feels as though the circle of need has been completed as Temple Shalom supports children through its JFCS Food Pantry drive, Hanukah Helpers and now this special summer camp fund.
Contributions can be made through the Temple Shalom Office at 458-4739.
Eddie would be so pleased that his family’s name will live on to help the kids! It is my personal hope that his sons Cory and Joel will take over this fund when I’m old and keep it viable for our community’s future children.