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Brooklyn, NY - Borough President Honors Jewish Volunteer Organization As Brooklyn’s “Heroes Of The Month”

Published on: October 15, 2015 02:14 PM
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Brooklyn, NY - , Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams paid tribute to a not-profit organization in Borough Park which distributed over three thousand free hot meals last month to needy patients in hospitals across Brooklyn.

This is a continuation of Borough President Adams’s monthly “Hero of the Month” events honoring the accomplishments of Brooklynites from all walks of life.

“When someone goes beyond the call of duty in serving their community, I think it’s important that we acknowledge them and hold them up as the bright stars that shine the way forward for our borough,” said Borough President Adams.

The volunteer members of Yad Ephraim work to ease the pain and suffering of patients in hospitals throughout Brooklyn, with members that donate their time on a 24-7 basis to ease the burden of the sick and the suffering. In addition to free hot food programs, volunteers visit patients in hospital rooms every day, offering a listening ear, a warm meal, or sometimes simply their presence to help pass the time more pleasantly.

Last month, in time for the Jewish High Holiday season, Yad Ephraim distributed over three thousand free hot meals to patients and their families. Additionally, they organize blood drives as well as offer prayer services and sleepover accommodations.

“Yad Ephraim is an organization that is a parachute and a lifesaver for the communities of Borough Park and Flatbush,” said Yumi Kleinbart, a board member of Yad Ephraim. “Volunteers of Yad Ephraim are there, giving chicken soup for the soul or a freshly cooked meal, all cooked in their own kitchens.”


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 Oct 15, 2015 at 03:31 PM toolee Says:

Words can't tell the full story of what Yad Efraim does. I personally experienced and am experiencing there CHESED every week at the BP Rehab center. You have to see besides the delicious meals, the smiles the food gets delivered with, the respect for all recipients makes receiving the meals a unbelievable pleasant experience. This might not be the right place but let me say this, People please help this organization with any help you can, be it financial or physical. They never ask for anything in return, all is done L'shem Mitzvah

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 Oct 15, 2015 at 04:08 PM Yossi Says:

I was in Hospital visiting a friend on a Friday during the Summer and it was unbelievable how those volunteers came in with bags of prepared food for Shabbos . They are NOT only heroes of the MONTH they are heroes 360 days a year 24/7.....

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 Oct 15, 2015 at 04:46 PM Anonymous Says:

Never heard of them before!

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 Oct 15, 2015 at 05:56 PM toolee Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Never heard of them before!

I hope you never will have to need them.

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 Oct 15, 2015 at 06:01 PM CHANA1 Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Never heard of them before!

You and your family have never needed their services. Count your blessings! I have witnessed there noble work on behalf of the community and they are truly worthy of this award

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 Oct 15, 2015 at 07:31 PM favish Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Never heard of them before!

3. which means they don't exist?

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