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June 21, 2005
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A bar mitzvah boy donated more than $14,000 in gifts to the UJA-Federation of New York to promote an interethnic Israeli soccer league. New Yorker Jesse Graff’s donation, through the UJA’s “Give a Mitzvah-Do a Mitzvah Project,” will pay for the finals of the Israel Association of Community Centers’ Junior Soccer League, which organizes games among Jewish and Arab youth. The family included a request in Jesse’s bar mitzvah invitations asking guests to donate money to the Israeli association rather than give him gifts.

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