In the Press
In the Press
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.
An organization is offering to provide free Shofar-blowing services to anyone who is homebound and unable to go to shul.
Bina Bunch: Spark 2 It
“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.
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…
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 Times of Israel
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!
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.
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.
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.
GoBidud Featured on TV
Yosef Y. Ettlinger Joins i24news
Get involved…Get Help… GoBidud
Thanks to everyone at Gobidud for making isolation a little less lonely.
I really appreciate the call and encouragement I got today. Makes things easier. I could still use the encouragement. My life got rough recently…
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!