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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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Yeshivat He’Atid’s (YH) fifth to eighth grade students were honored to hear a motivating and inspirational presentation from Micah Kaufman, uncle of sixth-grade student Simmy Feldblum and YH alumni Aderet Feldblum ‘20. Kaufman spoke to the students about the horrific accident that left him in a coma just over one year ago. Kaufman explained how his slow and gradual recovery included intense medical intervention, physical therapy and, most importantly, the outpouring of teffilot from the community and the numerous acts of chesed that were conducted on his behalf. Kaufman, a ba’al chesed, had donated his kidney before the accident and spent much of his life seeking opportunities to do chesed. Kaufman charged the students to be chesed agents for the community and beyond. He left the students with a simple yet impactful message; they choose something they are good at, one thing, and use that thing to do chesed. They should volunteer to do something they enjoy. Students were inspired by his bravery, humility and perseverance, as well as his deep commitment to always seeking to assist others. Everyone wishes him continued strength and good health in his continued recovery.

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