"Becky is a driven woman. She is impelled
to do at least one good deed every day. She
knows by instinct, or perhaps by some kind
of inner spiritual urging, that a certain
person needs help."
"Happy is he who performs a good deec4 for he may tip the scales for himself
and the world" — The Talmud
She helps with laundry. She helps with the driving. She helps friends
and acquaintances and strangers. And she does it in a way that
never ceases to awe her friends.
Last year, Rebecca Blumenfeld of Oak Park was named a Jew-
ish News Mitzvah hero. She is a quiet hero and a woman of mod-
esty, yet her extraordinary acts of kindness and charity have
touched the lives of many.
"She does everything for me," said one woman Mrs. Blumen-
feld visits. "It is beyond good."
From a senior citizen like Rebecca Blumenfeld to a 13-year-old
like Josh Zwick', whose drive and compassion benefit Yad Ezra
and others less fortunate...From a young man like Chuck Pearl-
stein, who inspires men and women more than twice his age with
a range of good deeds, to Rae Ann Sharfman, who has been at
the forefront of the Soviet emigration movement, Jews have been
performing significant acts of charity and kindness with little or
To honor those members of the Jewish community who, through
unusual acts of charity and kindness, touch the lives of Jews and
gentiles, and in hopes of having their actions inspire others to per-
form similar deeds, The Jewish News will publish its sixth annu-
al Mitzvah Heroes section.
We invite readers to nominate a person for this honor. A panel
of distinguished judges will select the honorees, whose work will
be featured in the section.
Please fill out the form below (use additional pages, if necessary)
and return it with a description of the acts of charity performed by
the nominee. Information also may be faxed to The Jewish News,
354-6069. All nominations must be received by March 4, 1994.
Name of person you are nominating
Descriptions of acts of charity and kindness performed*
Your city, state, zip code
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BY MARCH 4, 1994
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