July 14, 2017
I'm running the marathon in support of an organization that does unique work for the Jewish people, .
As a Jew, and as a rabbi, I am continuously pushed by the tragedy of the Holocaust to be a part of renewing and revitalizing our people. As time moves forward, I believe we have a supreme obligation to keep going. To make our ancestors proud. To ensure that they did not die without a reason to hope and trust that the future of the Jewish people is to survive and thrive. It turns out some of those ancestors are still alive, and still with us. But they're living lives of poverty and severe need. I believe we owe it to them to ensure they are properly taken care of. We can't actually look to the future with our heads' held high, if we turn our backs on those who have suffered simply because they are Jews.
Established in 1934 Germany and re-organized in the United States in 1939, (www.bluecardfund.org) is still the only charity in the U.S. focusing exclusively on aiding about 2,900 destitute Holocaust survivors, from among the 75,000 to 80,000 Holocaust survivors still alive in the United States, one third of whom live at or near the official poverty level. Grants and endowments cover The Blue Card’s modest administrative expenses, allowing 100% of donations to go directly to aiding its survivor clientele, earning it Charity Navigator’s and other evaluators’ highest ratings.
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