This article originally appeared in Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle on January 5th 2022
Just two weeks ago, I had the good fortune of coordinating an unusual experience with 35 volunteers from the UPstander community of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s Center for Loving Kindness, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Repair the World Pittsburgh. The morning before Christmas, we delivered 850 meals from Salem’s Restaurant to Afghan refugees living in all parts of our city. I knew this day would be meaningful to the people we serve, but I had no idea how personally fulfilling it would be to the volunteers and to me.
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