Giving Back to the Community
Tuesday, June 30
Join us for a panel discussion of inspiring acts of selflessness. In these tumultuous times, be inspired by Maccabi USA alumni practicing the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world.
Dr. Marc Backal (Chair, Maccabi USA Medical Advisory Committee) – Founder, Maccabi Vision Project. Provides free eye screening and prescription eye glasses to underprivileged neighborhoods.
Danny Goldberg (Water Polo) – President/Founder, Zoomers to Boomers, providing easy, fast, and safe grocery delivery for the elderly and immunocompromised.
Matthew Jedwab (Basketball) – Founder, Helping Through Hoops charity basketball tournament.
David Linn (Soccer) – Co- Founder, Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers. Their high-energy indoor team cycling events provide a tangible way for you to fight back – 100% of all money raised directly funds lifesaving rare cancer research.
Jordan Mann (Pro Runner) – Brown University graduate and current Brown RISD Hillel staffer. He also is a huge ambassador of initiatives that seek to support, explore and celebrate Jewish students of color. With Melissa Perlman, he was part of the “Save Brown Track” effort at Brown U that got men’s cross country and track reinstated.
Rebecca Mehra (Track & Field) – Random acts of kindness, small and everyday things you can do to help others.
Melissa Perlman (Half Marathon) – Helped grassroots campaign to save the Varsity Men’s Track and Field Team at Brown University. Melissa will serve as the panel moderator.
Dahlia Rappaport (Tennis) – Director, Denver branch of Zoomers to Boomers.