June 29, at Goldman Union Camp Institute, a Union for Reform Judaism summer
camp near Indianapolis, Ethan Kadish was teaching a group of younger children
how to play ultimate frisbee when a bolt of lightning struck him to the ground.
Today, Ethan is in the Rehabilitation Unit at Cincinnati Children's Hospital
preparing for his upcoming discharge to go home. He has a long road ahead, and
he is working hard in his daily therapies. His family is facing mounting
financial costs related to his ongoing care and necessary accommodations to
their home. Read more about Ethan
and his family here.
the effort to help Ethan and his family, organizers have created a series of
Hanukkah fundraising events.
connection with the Union for Reform Judaism, and HelpHOPELive, URJ Camp George
has organized a fundraising flash mob on the 8th Night of Chanukah
called 8th Night for
campaign invites individuals and organizations to give donations (in multiples
of 18 a number that symbolizes good luck in the Jewish tradition) over an 18
hour period on the last night of Hanukkah. Donations will go directly to HelpHOPELive, which has set up a
fundraising campaign to assist with Ethans ongoing medical expenses. Camp Georges Facebook page will include
updates on the event beginning on November 27 (the first night of Hanukkah) and
ending on Wednesday December 4 (the 8th Night of Hanukkah).
December 4, Team Ethan Cincinnati, and HelpHOPELive are hosting the First
Annual 8th Night for Ethan fundraising event in Ethan's hometown of
Cincinnati, OH, at the Rockwern Academy (8401 Montgomery Road) featuring a live
concert with Jewish rock musician Dan Nichols. Funds from this event
will benefit HelpHOPELive
in honor of Ethan Kadish.
December 7, URJs Goldman Union Camp Institute in Zionsville, Indiana, will
to Eden/Ethan, a documentary film screening and musical performance by Dan
Nichols to benefit HelpHopeLive in honor of Ethan Kadish.