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Ethan’s Story

On June 29, 2013, at URJ-Goldman Union Camp Institute, a summer camp near Indianapolis, a sudden burst of lightning struck on the athletic field where Ethan was out enjoying some Ultimate Frisbee with other campers. Everything changed for Ethan in that one moment. He was taken in critical condition to the local Children’s Hospital, where the doctors and nurses worked around the clock to stabilize him and assess his injuries. Ethan suffered a severe brain injury as a result of his injuries.

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December 15, 2023

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us via our gathering on Zoom last night. You can view the evening on our Facebook page under videos.

December 14, 2023

Wishing a special 7th night of Chanukah to everyone in our Team Ethan community who celebrates. We hope you will all be able to join us for Ethan’s Eighth Night for Israel on Thursday, December 14, 2024 at 7:30 ET.

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December 29, 2023

We continue to root for you!
Mary Lee and Louie Sirkin

Mary Lee and Louie Sirkin

December 21, 2023

As a fellow GUCI-ite, Daniel and his family send our best holiday wishes to Ethan and his family.

Daniel Nestel

December 21, 2023

In honor of Alexia and Scott and their 3 wonderful children. From David and Karen Farbman

David Farbman