By COLlive reporter
One good deed indeed brings another good deed.
The bi-annual food giveaway by Devorah Scheiner‘s Yomtov Fund this past Thursday morning turned out to provide more than just physical sustenance.
A lovely breakfast spread was set out for the members of 200 Jewish families in the Crown Heights neighborhood that came to pick up cases of cheese, fish, chicken and roasts.
Among the recipients were teachers and the educational staff of the United Lubavitcher Yeshiva elementary school. All in all, some 200 boxes of food were handed out with a smile.
This event was dedicated to the memory of Reb Leibel Zisman OBM, a pillar of the Five Towns Jewish community in Long Island, New York.
As the cases were being unpacked from the trucks, a New York City construction worker walked over and asked what the commotion was about. Upon being told that it was charity for an upcoming holiday, he responded: “You mean Rosh Hashana?”
The man was then asked if he was Jewish. His reply was “only half.” Further quizzed on the matter, he said his Jewish ancestry was only from his maternal side. He was told that he is “as Jewish as the Chief Rabbi of Israel.”
Tefillin were quickly brought and the man was able to celebrate a Bar Mitzvah, with a full meal already there waiting.
For Scheiner and her 8 volunteers, it was yet another positive outcome of months-long effort of fundraising and arranging for the distribution.
“She leaves no stone unturned,” commented one of her admirers. “Nobody wants this job but she is the one waking up at the crack of dawn worrying how she will pay the bills and help others.”
Additional funds are still needed to cover the costs. To assist, click here