When my husband Bob encouraged me to join him on the San Diego Community Mission to Israel in November of 1995, my life was changed forever. It was my first trip to Israel, and I realized on that trip why the work I was doing in the San Diego community was so important. While in Israel, we also understood that it is equally important to support our “family” there as well.

By leaving this legacy, Bob and I have inspired our children to follow in our footsteps of tikkun olam. Our son, Lawrence, participated in the second year of the Community Youth Foundation, and our daughter, Leora consistently looks for opportunities to help people. We hope that our children will pass on to their children the love, commitment and passion for giving that we have inspired in them, dor l’dor.