Asher and Nathan Moskowitz, longtime campers and children of GUCI alumnus Rabbi Michael Moskowitz, will celebrate their b’nai mitzvah next month. The next day, they will support their friend and GUCI family member Ethan Kadish, by leading a 5k fun run/walk titled “I can, I hope, I helped: For Ethan.” Many in the GUCI community have aided Ethan in his recovery—friends or cabinmates, like Asher and Nathan, alumni both recent and long ago, and the entire Reform Movement have contributed funds, time, effort, and support to aid Ethan in his journey.
Two of those families’ children, thankfully, recovered and returned home; one even returned to camp. The third camper, Ethan Kadish, has a longer road to recovery. As Alexia Kadish, Ethan’s mother, recently wrote on their blog “We’ve hit a new record of sorts. Tomorrow we mark two weeks out of the hospital, the longest amount of time Ethan has spent at home since early June … Ethan has made good strides in his schedule at home this week and overall this second week has been better than the first one. He’s been laughing—a lot—every day we hear his beautiful voice through his laugh.”
From the invitation to Asher & Nathan’s b’nai mitzvah: “Ethan has made great strides, but he still can’t speak, walk, or move voluntarily. In Ethan’s parents’ words, ‘the unknowns are large, the effort required is massive, but the rewards will be priceless.’ We know this isn’t traditional, but for our b’nai mitzvah celebration we are organizing a fundraiser to help with Ethan’s significant medical bills for the years ahead. So please join us and help our friend, because together we can make a difference.”
For the latest news on Ethan’s journey, visit http://jointeamethan.org/