האירוע התקיים בתאריך 22/6/2012
הסיקור פורסם על ידי Alan Brown
משלחת סינסינטי - בונים גשרים
We started our day early at French Park in Amberley Village. Many of the synagogues in Cincinnati along with the Jewish Community Center are all located in Amberley.
As part of a city-wide program to expand hiking trails and to promote a healthier lifestyle, the Cincinnati Park Board teamed up with Amberley Village to built a foot bridge across a small stream and thus to help expand a hiking trail there.
The Cincinnati Park Board hires inner city teenagers during the summer as part of Cincinati Mayor Mallory's Green Leaf Program. Our Tzofim worked alongside of these kids to build the bridge and then later, after a dedication and proclamation ceremony, they worked together to plant a new Swamp Oak Tree outside of the hiking trail entrance. All of our children jumped right in to build the bridge and plant the tree and for the next 3 hours they stay focused and engaged in the project, working side-by-side and working side-by-side with the Green Leaf kids. It was really neat to see.
The mayor of Amberley Village came to the park along with other Amberley Village officials, the Amberley Police, the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, Shep Englander, Cincinnati City Councilwoman Yvette Simpson, our community Shaliach Yair Cohen, the Executive Director of the Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America, Tom Dugger, and our rabbi from Congregation Beth Adam, Rabbi Laura Baum. A proclamation was read, speeches were made, the Hatikva was sung, and the Green Leaf team and the Tzofim were honored for their work together that will carry on into the future.
This was definitely the first time that a Tzofim delegation ever had a proclamation made for them--very nice!
-Alan Brown, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati board member