Yoav Kaufman

Changing the World One Person at a Time

Yoav Kaufman 03/17/2010 Inspirational, Jewish Organiztions
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Have you ever thought that as much as you try, you can’t even begin to scratch the surface when it comes to making the world a better place? I’m sure many people feel the same way. I feel that way sometimes.

Jessica Silverman however knows otherwise!

This is an inspirational story of giving from the heart, one person at a time, little by little or “liat, liat” as we like to say here in Israel.

Jessica Silverman and her family saw a need: Israeli soldiers going without a proper Shabbat meal. But that’s not the real story here.

The real story is not that Jessica and her family identified a problem that they deemed as being important.The real story is that they then did something that most people wouldn’t dare… They took it to the next level. They began to cook meals for Israeli soldiers in their own kitchen and then deliver them to soldiers at their own expense!

“There was no way she could know it at the time, but my (Jessica’s) grandmother had started a project that would ultimately change the world, person by person.”

How did she raise funds when demand was greater than the supply?

” (Jessica) wrote an email to her entire address book about her new endeavor. Within days, she was receiving checks from all over the world from people she didn’t know, telling her to use the funds to send additional packages. How had this happened? Unbeknownst to her, the recipients of her email had forwarded it to their friends and family and soon thousands of people were aware of and supporting my grandmother’s efforts.”

What an inspiration to anyone who thinks they are too small or too little or too whatever to make a difference!

One family tackling one issue and having success and more importantly making a difference in the lives of those that they care about.

Does giving get any better than that?!I think not.

– Inspiration for this post from a guest blog post in todaysJPost.com by Jessica Silverman titled:

A Jewish heroine: The contribution of one woman in Israel

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