Unlike some love stories that are best kept discreet, this one should to be told ... and re-told. It’s all true. It’s a love story about a woman and some teenagers.
The story started when the Iris Teen Tzedakah Program was established in 2006 at The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life by Milly Iris, family and friends in memory of Milly’s late husband, Herb.
Please take a few moments to learn about Yaacov Birnbaum, of blessed memory; a truly significant leader who recently passed away.
Much has been written about the Soviet Jewry movement, and many stories are still to be told. One characteristic of the movement was the real and deep sense of Areyvut – the connectedness that Jews around the world felt for their “brethren in the Soviet Union.” (“Brethren” is no longer Politically Correct, and “Soviet Union” is no longer Politically Viable, but that was the language of the time.)
We describe Atidim as special people and when we look at each one of you personally, not just as names on a list, but as individuals, and couples and families, we say, “You know what? These are very special people, indeed.” Atidim know us; Atidim trust us. But the most important element of your individual and collective character is your optimism about the future of our Jewish people and the future of our Jewish community. It is that combination of hope in our future and trust in The Partnership that draws your investment. And we promise that we will do our best every day to broaden that hope and to deepen that trust.