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Let’s Thank the Unthanked

From the COLlive inbox: I'm not here to complain, just to say something to those who are rarely thanked or remembered. Full Story

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April 15, 2013 10:16 am

for food stamps and welfare

April 14, 2013 4:30 am

thanks for posting

right on the button
April 14, 2013 2:27 am

It is very inspiring to see that crown heights, a community where everything is waiting at their fingertips, finally acknowledges it’s community foundations. Living in a community where yiddishkeit is spread only a fraction, compared to Crown Heights, I feel as if Crown Heights has alot to thank.
This is very inspiring and touching. Your words really hit home!

Keren Alta Mina
April 14, 2013 12:17 am

Lets not forget the local org that has been providing hundreds of cribs, carriages, car seats and baby furniture to local families for the past 20 years. Rabbi and Mrs.. Tiechtel have given so much to those in need in our community, and always with a smile.

yad veezer
April 13, 2013 11:56 pm

A very important organization was left out. For those of you that are not aware, this organization supplies hundreds of meals on a daily basis, to the needy in a very respectful manner, that is discrete and spares the families the humiliation of a public soup kitchen. Please give your appreciation to Rabbi Yitzchok Holzman for all his hard work.

Spot On
April 13, 2013 10:00 pm

This is a very inspiring article.

IMHO every shul should be a chabad house and help the ones in need that daven in their shul.

IMHO every shul should also adopt a shliach and connect with him and have him farbreng with the shul when he comes into town.

IMHO every shul should possibly have a ladies auxiliary to tend to the needs of the ladies and families whose husbands daven in that shul.

Not from Crown Heights...
April 12, 2013 4:14 pm

I’m not from Crown Heights and I am immensely inspired by this article. I’m even more inspired by all the names added by the commenters. This is the perfect opportunity for everyone to come out and thank the un-thanked. Specific people or groups that quietly go about helping individuals and the community. Don’t be shy! The more the merrier.

Vayakeil, Pekudei
April 12, 2013 3:55 pm

We are like how it’s said about each “instrument” of the Mishkan – having BOTH a unique role/power on its own AND a unique role/power when combined together with the other “instruments”. Both roles/functions are necessary for the Mishkan to work. Actually, it seems that a community is like a Mishkan – a makom for Hashem and for the people to do His will. Thanks for your message – a very important one based on Torah… well, like everything 🙂 Here’s to the Rebbe’s vision of doing more, and with each “drop” may we spillover the Kos Eliyahu b’Hashamyim, Moshiach… Read more »

thanks for writing
April 12, 2013 2:02 pm
Moshe feiglin
April 12, 2013 1:54 pm

Is a rockstar of kindness!

Keren Alta Mina
April 12, 2013 1:11 pm

What a special article.

Lets not forget Keren Alta Mina- of Rabbi Mrs Tiechtel who for over 22 years have been giving furniture to new babies. All in a quiet and unassuming way. No fanfare, just doing it.

Kol HaKavod
April 12, 2013 1:07 pm


THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO!!!!! The man who keeps Crown Heights running!!!!

To 15 and 31
April 12, 2013 1:04 pm

Ur right

to shocked
April 12, 2013 12:46 pm

I think I see hatzoloh listed here so just calm down – haztzolo is so obviously appreciated it goes without saying – the article must be for the ones that go nameless – what a nice read and how nice to see how many make this neighborhood a great place to live in. Not withstanding all the tzores we have too lol but u get the message I am sure.

So next time you see any of the above people give them a big hug!!!!

in addition
April 12, 2013 12:44 pm

let’s not forget all of those that run real (free) gmachs: rivkie hafter (children’s clothing), DL Sternberg, (clothing) dinie fraenkel (diapers), Mrs. Tiechtel (baby items), Shiffy Shimshoni (maternity clothes). feel free to add others

yes #27
April 12, 2013 12:38 pm

Truly a chesed. The Keren Avroham Elizezer Camp Fund.

rabbi Lider
April 12, 2013 11:21 am

you are the greatest. not big fanfare. always cheerful to your fellow man. keep it up.

April 12, 2013 11:03 am

who was that fellow,on Union Street i believe, who used to help countless people each week. Forgot his name

camp fund
April 12, 2013 10:53 am

Thanking Avorham Eliezer Camp Fund who help are kids have a great summer

To #10
April 12, 2013 10:22 am

My comment was to COL, since the original title was “thank the thankless” , and I see it was a justified comment, since they changed it to a more appropriate title
That’s all, I minimized the rest of my comment for brevity
Have a great day, and thank someone

April 12, 2013 9:30 am

an amazing article. People don’t always realize what an amazing community we have here. I lived away for a while, and I came back loving it, and realizing that all the politics are on the websites and behind closed doors, and that the average person in Crown Heights is involved in making a living, taking care of their families, davening and learning and helping others! Great place to Be!

Empire Shtiebel
April 12, 2013 9:28 am

An Amazing Shul with dedicated people who ensure that there are Shiurim, and Farbrengen’s, people to ask Sheilos to, non stop Minyanim, and when that is not enough put in more energy than they have to raise money for those who don’t have enough for the Yom Tov.

thanks for this
April 12, 2013 9:23 am

they all definitely deserve recognition!

April 12, 2013 9:23 am

who runs countless programs to help our community, giving food for Yom Tov, counseling, poor and sick fund, helping off the drerech kids, the list goes on and on
if you need help for ANYTHING, turn to NCFJE and they WILL HELP!

April 12, 2013 9:21 am

Highly doubt that Hatzolah was omitted intentionally . The author was trying to do a positive thing , why not try and go with it ?
Thank You to Hatzolah and to all that are there for all!

April 12, 2013 9:07 am

What about misaskim as well always there for every one in ch

April 12, 2013 9:07 am

lets not forget our schools that give our kids a chinuch. they need to be at the front to be thanked and given $$$

April 12, 2013 8:49 am

while this list rocks i’m shocked you failed to mentiuon hatzala on top before all of these. they are at the door first and foremost selflessly – at least those that I know!

agree with #3
April 12, 2013 8:11 am


Thank you
April 12, 2013 8:07 am

Some of these organizations are paid business people while others are volunteer. Everyone deserves a thank you but there still is a difference.I would love spending my day helping people and getting paid for it.

People helping people
April 12, 2013 8:03 am

Let’s not forget the individuals making a difference
The Hatzala members
Yingy Bistritzky
Devora sheiner
Nachum Markowits
Shea Hecht

April 12, 2013 7:54 am

Someone wrote a nice op-ed asking US to be nice, but he clearly doesn’t get it. Hakoros HaTov just doesn’t exist any more, it’s rare to see anyone saying thank you or even rarer, demonstrating any appreciation. I’m alternately ROFL & shaking my head in sorrow at the author’s beautiful intention but also at his naivete. What makes it even sadder is, he had to say it in the first place.

a thankful parent
April 12, 2013 7:35 am

members of the lubavitcher yeshiva committee, who dedicate their time and energy to ensure or teachers get paid. and that the Yeshiva has resources to continue operating.

Hatzolah deserves an article of their own
April 12, 2013 7:15 am

Hatzolah that literally saves the world by saving lives multiple times daily, consistently and reliably on call 24/7 for anyone in need.

Perfect picture!
April 12, 2013 3:42 am

We need to say a real yashar choyach to everyone who asks us for tzedaka. They are doing us a favor, not the other way around.

Comment to number eight
April 12, 2013 3:24 am

Could you not at least have made your holy grammar lesson be a after thought instead of making your compliment an afterthought? Come on why pour cold water on such a beautiful warm article?If there are any mistakes in my comment ,it was meant to keep you happy ,so you will have more things to correct.Wait ,I have an idea.Perhaps you can add one more chessed organization to crown heights and offer free editing services?

What about?
April 12, 2013 1:21 am

ALiyah, YAM…

April 12, 2013 12:47 am

Thankless? Wrong word! Thankless is an adjective that describes the job all these people do – a thankless job, meaning not thanked for. Does not describe the person doing it
The point of the article is spot on, way overdue, but get the title right!

April 12, 2013 12:46 am

This is such a positive article! And sooo true! It is these kinds of acts that inspire ahavas yisrael among all Jews…

April 12, 2013 12:41 am

And thank you to whoever wrote this:)

kol hakovod!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 12, 2013 12:26 am

beautifully written! everyone should read this it is soo true!!

April 12, 2013 12:18 am

Never seen such an article, rarely does a good op-ed receive much comments or likes.. i hope this one will..pay it forward..

I'd add all the dedicated hatzala members to this list as well.
April 11, 2013 11:58 pm
We Have a Beautiful Community!
April 11, 2013 11:56 pm

Crown Heights is a great place to live, we have so many wonderful people here as this article demonstrates.
Enough with the negativity, we need to be reminded of the goodness and kindness that happens in Crown Heights.
Thank you to the author!

April 11, 2013 11:53 pm

Finally a worthy Op-ed, I think it is okay to name people in this one 🙂
I hope that many will read this and be inspired.