Inspiration of the Month

Saadya Ehrenpreis: A Man With Down Syndrome and a College Dream – Av 5780

A tribute to the beloved New Yorker who defied expectations.

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How the Impossible Dream of a Chinese Girl Turned Jewish Came True – Av 5780

The amazing story of how a 15 year old girl from northern China becomes Jewish...

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We Are All Brothers – Tammuz 5780

Imagine a dream where you discover that your best friend is really your brother. For Lior Alhanati, it was no dream.

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My Journey to Judaism – Tammuz 5780

Sometimes you have to reach rock bottom in order to move up.... The story of Shira Yehudit Djalilmand's journey to Judaism

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Fighting for His Life, A Rabbi Inspires Music and Mitzvot – Sivan 5780

Sarah Dukes is sure that her comatose husband hears the music she plays for him. The accomplished composer sits at her piano every night, her fingers dancing on the keys as she tries to nudge Rabbi Yehuda (Yudi) Dukes, 38, in the fight of his life, back to health. Her musical compositions reverberate through an ipad to the intensive care unit at NYU Medical Center, where Yudi has been since March 30, when Sarah last saw him.

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To Love without Limits – Sivan 5780

Matching Special Need Children with Especially Loving Adoptive Parents

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A Contest with a Real Spin: 145 Special-Needs Kids Get Brand-New Bikes – Iyar 5780

Friendship Circle partners with others, showing how one good deed begets another

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The Unexpected Shabbat Guest from the Gown Boutique – Iyar 5780

We never know in what unlikely places and under what unbelievable situations we may encounter a fellow-Jew whom it is our responsibility to help...

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Shabbat Care Packages in a COVID World – Nissan 5780

From London to Ghana to America, Shabbat aid a focus from students to the elderly...

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Adopting Five Children in Montana – Nissan 5780

Chavie and Chaim Bruk built their Jewish family through adoption. Here is their story...

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