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Going in to Bat for The Joint raises $2000

The Joint Australia Sporting Fundraiser - Team Photo

 

The Joint held its first ever “sporting fundraiser” on Sunday 18th February in Sydney when sixteen men came together to enjoy an afternoon of indoor cricket. “It was such a great opportunity to combine my passion for The Joint with my love of sport,” said Clive Levinthal who serves on The Joint’s Board and who organised and hosted the event. “But mostly, it’s just a fantastic way to introduce friends and colleagues to this organisation that has come to mean so much to me, personally and which does such important work.”

The event, which raised more than $2000 to support Jews living in hardship in remote corners of the globe, is the first of many planned across Sydney and Melbourne to engage new people in The Joint’s work.

The Joint Australia Sporting Fundraiser - At Play

“I had never heard of The Joint but was really taken by the scale and impact of their work,” said Brett Adler, who played on the day, “I hope to learn more and stay involved.” These sentiments were echoed by all the players, but articulated best by Jeremy Liebman who said, “this is the first time I’ve played cricket in Sydney and it’s helped a fellow Jew in war-torn Ukraine; it feels good to be able to make a difference.”

A special thanks to Clive Levinthal for organising this wonderful event.

The Joint Australia Sporting Fundraiser - Well Earned Rest

If you’re interested in hosting a similar event to support the incredible work The Joint does around the globe, please contact australia@jdc.org for more support and information.