Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bringing GPM to the East Coast of the US

In a series of talks around the East Coast of the Unites States, GPM's founding director Jacob Sztokman, spoke about the enormous challenges faced by children living in acute poverty in India and how GPM is caring for the health, nutrition and education of thousands of vulnerable children in the slums.

Gabriel Project Mumbai wants to thank its many supporters who came out to the talks in New York City, West Hemstead NY, Teaneck NJ, Stamford and Greenwhich CT and Chicago IL.

Much thanks goes to Sarah Gribetz who hosted  a parlor meeting at her home in NYC. Thanks to the three GPM alumni - Shayna Lebovic (GPM alum 2012), Melissa Rutman (GPM alum 2013) and Harmony Richman (GPM alum 2014) who attended and discussed their time volunteering with the children in the slums of Mumbai. Thanks to David Marlyles for sponsoring the GPM event at the Chabad of West Hempstead. It was great to hear the vounteer perspectives from Hayeem Rudy and Rena Kirshblum (both GPM alumni 2015). The Teaneck event was at the lovely home of Debra Hoffman and Alan Brill. Local resident Jenny Samad (GPM alum 2013) spoke about her volunteer experience with GPM in Mumbai where her grandmother was born and raised . In Stamford CT at the home of GPM board member Gladys Delman Teitel, the presentation was peppered with insights from Perry Pickei and Debra Feinberg (both GPM alumni 2014). Also in Connecticut,

Sztokman spoke to students at the Bi Cultural School in Stamford and with students at the Carmel Adademy in Greenwich. Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein (GPM alum 2014) the Spiritual and Experential Teacher at Carmel Acadamey spoke about his time volunteering with GPM. The students at both schools had great questions and the were moved by the presentations.

In Chicago at the home of Carol and Bob Minkus, there were several doctors in the audience as well as the parents of current GPM-JDC volunteer Erin Dopplet. Sztokman emphasized the amazing work of the 'Shravan Health Center' a GPM-Doctors For You initiative providing health care to tens of thousands of people in the slums.

The presentations spread awareness of the incredible community development work done by Gabriel Project Mumbai in the slums and poor rural villages.

Hadassah Magazine on Gabriel Project Mumbai

In Hadassah Magazines fantastic article "Nuturing Mumbai Dreams"(Nov 2015) Rahel Musleah writes about Gabriel Project Mumbai's goal of caring for the children living in the slums of India. Read more HERE