CCAR Convention

CCAR Helped Maya Rigler Reach Goal of $100,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand

The Central Conference of American Rabbis is proud to announce that a cancer fundraising effort by 10-year-old Maya Rigler on behalf of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation broke the $100,000 mark yesterday at our convention.

Maya, the daughter of CCAR members Rabbi Stacy Eskovitz Rigler and Rabbi Peter C. Rigler, found out that she had a malignant tumor at the beginning of 2015 – her second battle with cancer. When community members started to reach out to her to offer support, she decided to pass along that generosity to others.

Maya started a virtual lemonade stand, which took physical form as a booth at the CCAR convention in Philadelphia, to raise money for the Foundation. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is a childhood cancer charity that has raised millions of dollars. Maya’s original goal was to raise $10,000 – before long that goal was raised to $50,000.

It’s an honor to have Maya break the $100,000 mark with us this week, and it serves as a fitting reminder of the commitment we make within the Reform community to philanthropy, charity and a responsibility for those less fortunate and in need. To contribute to Maya’s goals, please click here.

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