Dearest Bangitouters:


Sadly, we just learned that Ayelet Yakira Galena, our lovable one year old daughter, was recently diagnosed with a rare bone marrow failure disorder and will need a bone marrow transplant. We're searching for a perfect match and need your help.

Here are some ways you can help us out:

  1. You and everyone you know can get your cheeks swabbed at the bone marrow drive taking place at the YU Seforim Sale this week (details below)
  2. If you think you are already in the registry, double check here:
  3. Currently, Gift of Life (the Jewish bone marrow registry) does not have the funds to process all of the new registrants (each test costs $54) so consider donating to Gift of Life through our dedicated donors circle at:
  4. If you banked your child's chord blood and would consider donating it in the event that it is match- please be in touch with us
  5. Forward this email to everyone you know.

***NEW YORK Drives***

March 19th
8:30-11:00 PM
The Jewish Center
131 W. 86th St.
New York, NY

Upper West Side Purim Carnival (at MDS), and Purim Day Drive
@ Manhattan Day School
Sunday, March 20th, from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at LSS.
Sat Night March 19 at the carnival

March 19th
Bone Marrow Donor Drive
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM at Town and Village Synagogue
334 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003

March 20th
8:30 – 11:30 AM
The Jewish Center
131 W. 86th St.
New York, NY

Fifth Annual Women's Megillah Reading and Bone Marrow Drive
Sunday, March 20 · 9:30am – 3:00pm
120 w 97th Street (Party Room!), New York, NY

March 19th
Teaneck, NJ
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Congregation Rinat Yisrael
389 West Englewood Ave.
Teaneck, NJ

March 20th
Bone Marrow Donor Drive
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Congregation Edmond J Safra
11 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065

March 20th
Englewood NJ
Bone Marrow Donor Drive
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Congregation Ahavath Torah
240 Broad Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631

March 13th
613 clarke ave west in thornhill from 2-10pm

***Washington DC & Silver Spring Drives***

MARCH 20th
12-:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Down Town Silver Spring
Ohev Sholom's Purim Festival
908 Ellsworth Drive

***Boston Drives***

March 12
Bone Marrow Donor Drive
8:00 PM – 12:00 AM at Tremont Street 20s and 30s
Temple Beth Shalom of Cambridge – Tremont St. Shul
8 Tremont Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

March 14
Bone Marrow Donor Drive
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM at Boston Jewish Music Festival
The Regent Theatre
7 Medford St.
Arlington, MA 02474

May 3
Bone Marrow Donor Drive
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Fitcorp Bone Marrow Drive
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

***Florida Drives***

Sunday March 20th (Purim Day) from 12-1PM
Temple Beth Shalom
4144 Chase Ave.
Please stop by and have your cheek swabbed, you could be the one that saves a life…and on Purim day no less. There is no excuse not to come!

march 20 Bone Marrow Donor Drive
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at Temple Beth Sholom
4144 Chase Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

in may 22 Bone Marrow Donor Drive
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM at Congregation B'nai Israel
3830 NW 16th Street
Gainesville, FL 32605

****San Francisco****
Sunday, March 20 · 10:00am 1:00pm
Adath Israel (Library Upstairs)
1851 Noriega Street
San Francisco, CA 94122




Thank you for your time and help, 

Hindy Poupko and Seth Galena


P.S. Ayelet's full name is Ayelet Yakira bat Chaya Hinda Matel Nechama