Shareholder Emeritus James G. Aaron recently co-chaired a successful fundraising benefit to support Israel. Inspired by his rabbi’s sermon following the October 7, 2023, attack in Israel, Jim felt compelled to organize a benefit to raise humanitarian aid for the victims of terror. As vice president of the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Jim partnered with the Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ to invite Israeli artists to perform.
Guy Mintus, pianist and composer, and Naama Nachum, vocalist and actress, traveled to the United States to perform at the October 29 event at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center. Jim gave a passionate welcome to kick off the benefit performance before more than 250 attendees.
The concert was a success and raised significant funds, with 100 percent going directly to the Jewish Federation’s Israel Emergency Fund. This important event drew national and local politicians, including United States Representative John Pallone, State Senator Vin Gopal, and Ocean Township Mayor John P. Napolitani, Sr.
The acclaimed Israeli artists will perform for other benefit concerts in the tri-state area before returning home to Israel in November.