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Shabbos Times, Picnic for injured soldier…

Apr 28th, 2011 by nzakon | 0

Shabbos Parshas Kedoshim April 29-30

Evening Services 7:00 P.M.

Parsha and Talmud Classes 8:30 A.M.

Morning Services 9:00 A.M.

Kiddush following services. To sponsor Kiddush please contact Rabbi Zakon or Rabbi Yogi

Mincha 7:30 P.M.



Marine Lance Corporal Brian Aft, (Chaim Feifel ben Rivka) 23, who has courageously served his country, was severely injured, on the first night of Pesach, just weeks before his return from Afghanistan. LCpl Aft is the son of Becky and Norman Slakman, the brother of Elyssa, and grandson of Marty (of blessed memory) and Sara Pfeffer.

A bring-your-own-picnic, to connect and appreciate LCpl Aft’s service, and to raise funds to help support the family’s needs will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 12:30 to 3pm, at Coyote Creek Park (3900 Communications in Plano, 75093).

LCpl Brian Aft, along with four other Marines, stepped on an IED, an improvised explosive device. Taking the brunt of the explosion, he has had to have both legs amputated. He has suffered numerous additional injuries including a fractured wrist and a punctured eardrum. LCpl Aft is recovering at Bethesda Naval Hospital and will then be transferred to Walter Reed Hospital, where Becky will be by his side, his greatest cheerleader.

“I pray for him,” said his Mom, Becky Slakman. “He is a lucky young man who has a lot of people on his side pulling for him. He has turned into a wonderful young man and we are so proud of who he is.”

The family is members of Temple Shalom and LCpl Aft, a former student at Walden Preparatory, and member of BBYO’s Monsky AZA chapter. Becky, Executive Director at the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas, has previously worked tirelessly for decades at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, and in numerous volunteer positions throughout the community.

While doctors will heal him, it is my hope to help the family in the

myriad of ways they will need support. Please come, bring your own picnic, a prayer for Chaim Feifel ben Rivka, and a donation, perhaps any combination of life, of Chai, $18. At this time (as a charitable account has yet to be arranged), checks should be made to Norman Slakman, and are not deductible. Monies will be given to the family, to offset the expenses that will come with their being there for this brave Marine.

Donations my be mailed c/o Silverthorn to 5960 W. Parker Road. Suite 278, Box 134. Plano, TX 75093 For more information, email Deb Silverthorn at

To follow LCpl Aft’s recovery, visit

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