April 14, 2024


In the Press


Carrying the emotional burden, feeling the pain and suffering of the other person alleviates part of their suffering…So many in quarantine…Its no picnic…speak to people in bidud… especially with kids…Thank G-d we have our GoBidud…Its such a beautiful thing…Help lighten the burden, feel for them…anything you can do to help them…any original ideas you can add to GoBidud..anything else that can really make a difference…you have to feel for them…
Rav Yitzchok Berkovits

Rabbinic Authority

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Mishpacha Magazine

Love in a Box


Your neighbors, fellow parents of been-in-bidud kids

That’s when I cry. There’s more in the bag, little gifts geared to my kids’ ages, tchotchkes from the shekel store that are suddenly priceless…

And then the dinners arrive. Packaged meals, schnitzel and rice and vegetables, with little GoBidud stickers on the outside.

I know my inimitable sister Rachel, a volunteer for GoBidud’s Bidud Buddies, .. and her team of adorable helpers (aka her kids) spent months on end making GoBidud packages for families in quarantine, with neighborhood teens delivering the packages to various communities.

Over time, the shekel-store projects graduated to family games, toys, and more. GoBidud, spearheaded by Rabbi Yosef Ettlinger and managed by the tireless Mrs. Lamm and Mrs. Abrahmson, is one of those organizations that make you believe in humanity again.

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Sho-for-U Global Safe Volunteer Shofar Blowing for the Home-Bound

An organization is offering to provide free Shofar-blowing services to anyone who is homebound and unable to go to shul.

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Bina Bunch: Spark 2 It

Keep Shining

“Hashem wants us to learn something from
the fact that we must socially distance, so we will strengthen our closeness, by improving  our chessed with one another.”

We’re using the challenges of COVID to connect people  through chessed.

Issue 48 You Shine

Hamodia Magazine

Keep Shining

Our children, from toddler to teens, received care packages with treats, books, and games to keep them busy and satiated. “GoBidud,” a group of local families dedicated to helping the isolated, delivered a massive box with assorted treats for everyone’s enjoyment…

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The Senior Times

Rabbi Ettlinger’s GoBidud Covid – Inspired Kindness Kingdom

To date, it is conjectured GoBidud has helped over 18,000 people…Is there somebody else you can help? Is there someone else’s life you can uplift? The hallmark…that you are not alone.

The Senior Times GoBidud Article

The Times of Israel

Golden Stones: Light Up Their Night

This year has been one of the darkest years of recent memory and GoBidud is shining light on tens of thousands of people impacted by the coronavirus. Their wave of kindness has had an instrumental impact for those in need since the virus began, and will continue to spread hope and happiness worldwide even after it has finally been defeated. GoBidud’s services include a myriad of physical, emotional, financial & functional help for thousands of people & families across the globe deeply affected during the pandemic!

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Aish UK

Survival of the Fittest?

In the neighbourhood of Sanhedria, Jerusalem, Rabbi Berkovits encouraged his community to arrange for this kind of assistance for neighbours in need. His call was answered by community member Rabbi Yosef Y. Ettlinger. Initially, he created a simple Google Doc. “Within five days, we had 10-15 families in the community that needed help. The number of volunteers ready to help was twice this figure.” he noted.

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The Jerusalem Post

GoBidud: A kindness revolution helping those in quarantine.

Services offered include running errands, taking out people’s garbage, doing their shopping, delivering care packages to children.

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Newsday24 version


The Times of Israel

GoBidud shines brightness on those who need it most

“Kindness is more contagious than Covid; it transcends social distancing.” Says Rabbi Ettlinger who just this week – within hours – helped furnish an apartment for someone making Aliyah who otherwise would not have a bed, refrigerator and other necessities for two weeks until quarantine ended.

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Israeli Start Up for Quarantine Kindness

A community service helps families in quarantine, including running errands, taking out garbage, doing shopping and delivering care packages to children.

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GoBidud Featured on TV

Yosef Y. Ettlinger Joins i24news

Want to talk?

We’d love to tell you more about what we’re up to! Give us a shout at press@gobidud.com.


I can’t imagine anyone who knows of GoBidud who would not yearn to get involved and support their common efforts with a full heart and significant resources to fight Covid with contagious kindness and rediscover our true essence through this pandemic.
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Hi Esti! Just wanted to thank you so much for the care packages. Shimon Yitzchok and Devorah really enjoyed them! I was so impressed that each pkg was really personalized for each child. You really put so much loving care into them — thank you!!
Tizki Lamitzvos

My kids got one of these packages each when we started our bidud (only one week to go!) and they really loved them. It’s amazing how much entertainment can be had from a shekel toy. They felt special to be getting something and to know that someone cared that they were stuck at home for 2 weeks.

Thanks to everyone at Gobidud for making isolation a little less lonely.


The packages were amazing! Thank you so much! Each kid was thrilled and felt so good. And we love the game. We’re so touched by the kindness and generosity. Thank you!!!!
R.L. Yerushalayim

I really appreciate the call and encouragement I got today. Makes things easier. I could still use the encouragement. My life got rough recently…

Thank you! My kids were so bored and were literally following me around the kitchen in circles.
When they got their packages they were so excited and it totally broke the momentum. They sat down first just to enjoy and savor it and it kept them busy for some time. My eight year old came to me after and said ‘This was the BEST Friday we ever got! And all because of the packages.
And the muffin too was delicious! I think it was the first thing I ate that day, thank you!


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