Posted on December 4, 2011
“You help the people who are struggling. And your try to preserve their dignity” says Rabbi Minkowicz on running a gemach for his community. This amazing article in the New York Times explains what a gemach is and how now, during the recession, even more people are benefiting from this kind and anonymous way to get the help they need for food or loans. Looking for a fun and meaningful chesed opportunity? Try calling your local gemachs and see if they need help running it, stocking it, or helping organize it. Gemachs are a great place to help out close to home and doing so makes a difference to the very people in our community.