Some organizations hold silent auctions, but Emunah is not the silent type! Emunah of America Over the Edge is an opportunity to push the limits, experience an adventure of a lifetime, and support Israel. This unique fundraising event takes place on Sunday, June 11 at the Berger Organization building in Newark, New Jersey. Over the Edge gives participants the opportunity to rappel down a 16-story building in a completely safe and controlled environment.

Emunah is an organization that provides children in Israel with a Jewish education, a safe and secure environment, and opportunities for a productive future. Laurie Szenicer, chief development officer, explains, “It is certainly an over-the-top event, unlike other peer-to-peer fundraisers; no training is required. It is an event that is inclusive all ages and abilities. How many people can say they rappelled over a building? Now you can do it and make a difference in the life of a child.”

Emunah of America’s goal is to raise the necessary funds to support essential services for children and families at risk in Israel and to raise awareness about their amazing work. Donations raised from this event will be sent to Emunah in Israel, to ensure that young women will receive a scholarships to the Florence and Joseph Appleman College of Art and Technology; children and teens in one of their five residential programs, eight multipurpose daycare centers, and three emergency shelters will receive the necessary therapeutic treatments and care to ensure they have a chance at breaking the cycle of distress and becoming successful and independent adults.

Emunah encourages and welcomes teams. Dress in costumes. Over the Edge is a great teambuilding event for companies, schools, and shuls. Challenge colleagues and fundraise to Toss the Boss all in good fun. It’s a great day for the whole family. If you don’t want to rappel, there is a “chicken” category–with a donation, you will receive a chicken hat. There will be entertainment for kids, music, and kosher barbecue.

To donate to Emunah or learn more information about the Over the Edge event, visit 


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