Let’s get this out of the way fairly quickly:
I enjoy bowling.
That doesn’t mean I’m very good at it.
In fact, much of my bowling over the last few years has been with the kids, and thus have been with bumpers raised. Bowling with bumpers is good for your bottom line, but not for your precision. In fact, the game becomes more of an adjunct to billiards, where shots are made (or missed) based on the ricochet.
Nonetheless, on this Sunday, Feb 23, I’ll be bowling in a Bowl-a-thon in our newly opened Beit Shemesh alley to benefit Lema’an Achai, which is a fantastic chessed organization. Here’s a bit about them:
Lema’an Achai is a unique social service organization whose experienced staff works hand-in-hand with over 350 qualified and responsible volunteers who provide assistance within their own area of professional expertise. Founded in the year 2000 by a group of concerned activists, Lema’an Achai is rooted in Judaism’s communal responsibility towards charity.
We assist families who live below the poverty line and enable them to achieve a high degree of financial, emotional and social independence. To date, Lema’an Achai, in partnership with our volunteers and donors, has improved the lives of thousands of families, who have turned to the organization in the midst of crisis or on the verge of collapse. The exceptional achievements of Lema’an Achai have been recognized by the wide spectrum of political, religious and other celebrities.