|“I am very honored and thankful to have the |
chance to restore dignity to so many Jewish
families and to show them that there is always a
Jewish heart and hand to help,” says Miriam,
one of the founding members of the Tzedaka
women’s commission in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Photo: JDC Website
July 19, 2011
Woman of Valor Brings Hope to Struggling Jewish Families in Uruguay
Miriam has been a dedicated volunteer with Montevideo’s Jewish community for years because, she says, “our people should know that there is always a heart and hand to help each other in our time of need.” She spends hours each week giving dignity back to hundreds of poor Jewish families through the Tzedaká Uruguay Foundation (a Jewish social services organization established with help from JDC) where her husband is currently president.
Since the commission began working with Leatid, it has grown significantly— both in spirit and numbers. “Hundreds more women have joined us because we are successfully and meaningfully addressing needs in our community,” Miriam shares. She and this team of committed volunteers have assumed responsibility not only for delivering the programs, but fundraising for them as well. Today these women of valor are giving struggling Jewish families in Uruguay the opportunity to thrive, reinforcing the strength and viability of the entire community.