My parents, Ethel and Louis Garfield, immigrants from the Ukraine, exemplified their commitment to Torah by the way in which they lived their lives, and they instilled those values in me.
The Lorain, Ohio Jewish community, in which I was raised, made it possible for me to attend Brandeis Camp, forerunner of the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. It was there that the foundations of my Jewish ideals were solidified.
My husband, Dick, was also raised with a strong sense of Judaism by his parents, Lillian and Joseph Goldenberg. As a family, Dick and I were able to instill our commitment to Judaism in our children.
Because of the enriching experiences we have had throughout active participation in Hadassah and synagogue life, we understand the importance of providing a Jewish heritage, not only for our grandchildren, but also for the generations yet to come. L’dor v’dor.