Jewish life and Tzedakah are very important to Ruth and me. I was raised in an Orthodox family and Jewish tradition was everything. It even transpired in my work as I was brought up and involved in a family kosher meat business. Ruth's family was very traditional and Jewish values were certainly part of her upbringing as well.
When we married 21 years ago — the second marriage for both of us — we agreed that Jewish tradition and family life would be the foundation for our home. We committed to passing on our love of Israel and Jewish life to our own children. They, in turn, are now passing it on to their children. From generation to generation — it's important to raise our children with Jewish values and customs. Tzedakah is part of that tradition.
While family and Jewish life goes hand-in-hand for us, we realize not everyone has the same opportunities to experience it. We hope our gift can help others in need and provide those less fortunate the chance to learn, live and experience Jewish life.
You have to feel to give. In return you get a good feeling back. In addition to supporting needs in our own local community, we feel a strong connection to Israel and visit often.
Our hope for the future of the Jewish people is that we should prosper and live in Shalom, in peace and in harmony with all our neighbors.