Friday, January 07, 2011

Your Move: Jordan Shapiro's Mitzvah

Your move: Sharon Middle School seventh grader organizes chess tournament

By Heather Harris/Correspondent GateHouse News Service Posted Jan 07, 2011 @ 09:30 AM

SHARON — Many New Year’s resolutions involve bettering ourselves. Sharon Middle School seventh grader Jordan Shapiro started his new year improving other people’s lives, hosting a fundraising chess tournament at Temple Sinai on Sunday. With his twin sister, Sarah, the two will celebrate a B’nai Mitzvah in March.

Hosting the chess tournament was Shapiro’s way of completing his mitzvah project, which requires him to perform a good deed to help others. Proceeds from Sunday’s tournament benefited the Living Memorial Chess Fund of the Massachusetts Chess Association (MACA). All levels and ages of chess players were welcome to participate.

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MACA is an educational non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote chess in Massachusetts and represent the interest of chess players within the state. The Living Memorial Fund, through MACA, provides chess sets and boards to schools, libraries, junior chess clubs and other community groups.


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