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Ohel Takes Fund-Raising To New Heights

4On May 20, Ohel Children’s Home & Family Services will be the first Jewish organization to hold an exhilarating “Over the Edge” event. Friends and supporters of Ohel have the chance to display their commitment and dedication to Ohel, and display some courage, too, by raising money to rappel more than 20 stories down the side of a building.

Those who go Over the Edge at the Heritage Capital Group building in Newark, New Jersey, will enjoy a beautiful 360-degree view of the Manhattan skyline from the roof before rappelling down the building from the top to the ground.

All proceeds will support the children and families of Ohel, and will help Ohel children with disabilities, Ohel foster-care children, and children in Ohel’s domestic-violence shelters.

“So many organizations do the ‘thons,’” said Robert Katz, Ohel’s chief development officer. “We do as well, through our terrific TEAM Ohel events. But Ohel wanted to get ahead of the curve, and create an event that no other Jewish organization had done before. We learned about Over the Edge from organizations like Make-A-Wish and Special Olympics, and decided to literally reach for the sky.”

It will be a day full of excitement, giveaways, and food, and it is sure to be an invigorating event for all participants, regardless of whether they decide to rappel over the building or not just watching fellow thrill-seekers go over the edge will be a heart-stopping adrenaline rush! Ohel is offering a special “chicken fee” to just stand and watch, if that’s all you can take.

Ohel corporate sponsors include The Heritage Capital Group, Century 21 Department Stores, and Newark’s Robert Treat Hotel. For more information or to register, visit or contact Laurie at or 718-686-3316. v

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