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Daily Israel Report

Be'er Sheva Honors Torah Nucleus Group

Southern city honors Beit Moriyah head Aryeh Bodenheimer, who heads project that serves 15,000 people.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 12/29/2011, 8:51 PM

Mayor Danilovich and  Bodenheimer
Mayor Danilovich and Bodenheimer
Efraim Glick, Mekomi Dati

Aryeh Bodenheimer, chairman of the Beit Moriyah Torah nucleus group, received the Friend of Be'er Sheva award this week. Seven people received the awards from Be'er Sheva's mayor Rubik Danilovich in this year's ceremony.

Bodenheimer, who was employed at the Dead Sea Works for 33 years, was among the founders of Beit Moriyah 19 years ago and has been the head of its board ever since. 

Over 15,000 residents enjoy the organization's services and unique projects. The nucleus group works with children at risk, the elderly, new olim, and other people in need of a helping hand.   

Bodenheimer has also regularly volunteered to give Torah and Judaism lessons in synagogues. He has raised funds for the city's needy and in 2003-2007 managed the Yad Sarah branch in the city, which provides medical supplies free of charge.