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Jews You Should Know

Sep 23, 2018


Joseph Gitler grew up as a nice Jewish boy, and a Zionist, in Manhattan, NY and later Teaneck, NJ. His career path as a lawyer, first in the U.S. and then, after making aliyah, in Israel, was proceeding nicely, until he noticed a gaping void in the Israeli charitable sector: the absence of a food bank...

Sep 17, 2018


Avraham Leventhal was a Torah teacher and a technical writer before entering the charity world. But shortly after making aliyah twelve years ago, he assumed the directorship of one of Israel's most unique charitable organizations. L'maan Achai promotes a vision of "Smart Chessed" - creating...

Sep 5, 2018


While still living in South Africa, Issie Shapiro was already an activist for people with special needs, raising funds for their housing and care. When he realized a lifelong dream to make aliyah - following his daughter Naomi, who had married an Israeli and settled in the Holy Land - he intended to...