UA modern Hebrew program to host bake sale for Syrian children

Updated 2.14: Proceeds from the bake sale will go to the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation’s efforts to help Syrian children.  Find out more about their work at

The students of the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies modern Hebrew program will be hosting a bake sale to the benefit of Syrian children impacted by the ongoing civil war on Valentine’s Day,  Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. outside the east entrance of the Louise Foucar Marshall building, 845 N. Park Ave.

Hebrew Program Director Uri Maimon said he was inspired by a video he had seen of two Israelis who raised more than 400,000 shekels (about $107,000) in just one event to support the Syrian children. “I thought, if they can do something, why can’t we?”

Center Director Ed Wright said, “I am proud that our students are taking up this kind of initiative. These precious children’s world has been torn apart, and everything we can do to put it back together is a just and noble cause.”

For more information, contact John Winchester, outreach coordinator, at