Carol Danish

How lucky I was to inherit tzedakah as a vital part of my Jewish existence. There was always a pishka on a window sill, stories of turnip or potato sandwiches for those in need during the Depression in South Portland, and the opportunity of giving rather than receiving. Both my husband and I were of the same mind, to give as generously as we could to ensure vitality to our Portland community and to support the state of Israel. We have passed on the meaning of fulfillment that tzedakah brings to our children and grandchildren as their Jewish inheritance.