Michelle Goldsmith

“I am proud to have endowed my annual support of the Jewish Federation through the Lion of Judah Endowment program and I was filled with the sense that I made the right choice during a recent trip to India through the Federation’s National Young Leadership Cabinet. Before going, I asked myself, “Are there Jews in India?” I have since learned that the Jews of India are a small, but vibrant community numbering about 5,000. Across India, the sheer amount of poverty that can be seen anywhere you turn is overwhelming. We learned about The Gabriel Project that puts schools in the toughest slums and provides children one hot meal a day if they attend school. I am a believer in federated giving and have witnessed firsthand where ‘our overseas dollars’ actually go. My endowment ensures that these needs will be met for generations to come.”