the Ari Akerstein Fund

Ari was diagnosed with non-hodgkin's lymphoma. He's looking at 6 rounds of chemo (5+months). Their family of five needs as much support as possible. Currently, Lev is enrolled at Gan Noe Preschool 3 days a week. I am hoping we can raise funds to cover two more days for Lev. The two additional days pans out to 4,650.00. Rabbi Gedalia and Leah were generous enough to offer a 50% scholarship. That means we just need to raise $2325.00.

Dearest Community,

Thank you for reaching out to support Ari, Michelle and their family. Your generous funds from GoFundMe are being used for childcare for Lua, additional days so Lev attends Gan Noe five days a week, extended day programs for Saul and Lev, prepared school lunches for Saul, groceries and medical expenses while Ari goes through chemotherapy. 
Here are other/additional ways to help (play dates, sleepovers, meals):

A deep deep bow of gratitude
  • Dale Johnson 
    • $25 
    • 31 mos
  • Emily and Eric Grossberg 
    • $500 
    • 32 mos
  • cynthia lasden 
    • $25 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Patricia McFadden 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
See all


Faye Sofaer 
San Francisco, CA
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