Beginning with Rosh Hashana and continuing through Succus our community has been busy doing special mitzvos (good deeds) and sending Orthodoxmiami.com their emails and photos as part of our contest. We have taken the many entries and now present the finalists for you to vote for.
Voting will stop on October 26. The winner will receive an iPad generously donated by Merchant One.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in this contest and thank you for doing good for overs in our communities all over the world.
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Recently, my friend and I went on a trip to Palm Beach to visit the Flagler Museum. Before we went there, my friend noticed the Palm Beach Synagogue and decided that we should go inside and take a look. We were given a tour of the recently remodeled synagogue and they asked us if we can join them for evening services (Mincha and Ma'ariv). My friend and I ended up making a minyan (a quorum of ten people needed for prayer services), without us they would not have had one.
We then went to the Flagler Museum and had a great time viewing the historic mansion. Afterwords, we went to Boca Raton and decided to eat at Asia restaurant. There was a sheva brachot ceremony for recent newlyweds taking place at the restaurant and they asked us to come join them and say a few blessings. Afterwords we helped them with the Ma'ariv service and then we went home to Miami. Who knew that a trip for fun would become a trip of mitzvahs?
There were times, nisht far keynem gedacht, that I was out of work and could not support my family. Times were tough and jobs scarce. Finally, someone reached out to me and did me the Chesed of telling me of a place that was hiring. I went in for an interview and was hired on the spot.
I vowed that from that point on, I would go out of my way to do the same for others. In the time I was at that job I was able to secure work for about 20 other people.
I am now living in NY and pursuing a career in Acting. I have BH come to a place where I am frequently able to provide jobs as background actors to many others sometimes as many at 85 or more at one time.
The emails I send to my list generally take on a life of their own and are redistributed to the point that my name as the original sender is no longer visible. I have also formed a group on Facebook for people interested in these jobs or just interested in supporting the cause.
Facebook | Shomer Shabbos Actors of America
Very recently I was able to provide work for 14 people on a new Film being Directed by Madonna (pic below I am the large Chosid standing right next to her.
I am extremely grateful to HaKadosh Baruch Hu for giving me the opportunity to do this Chesed.
(This is Elli on the left next to Madonna.)
My name is Zevi Litwin. These past couple weeks I have had the privilege of being in Israel for Sukkot. A couple days before Sukkot, I had an opportunity to go pick vegetables in a field for poor people who could not afford them for Yom Tov.
The little girl across the street, Sydney, is over our house so much, my wife calls her our third child. Well, one day my wife was looking through pictures with Sydney and our daughters. My wife has a tradition of taking photos of them every year in her wedding dress.
Very cute, they get bigger and bigger and start to fill it.
Well, she could tell Sydney looked a little jealous. So she asked, "Would you like to take a picture in my wedding dress?" And they had a little photo shoot. It made Sydney's day, and her mom was very appreciative for the sweet photographs