They Made Aliyah, and made a difference.
(photo credit: JERUSALEM POST)
When Joseph Gitler made aliyah in 2000, he held a law degree from Fordham University in New York and started working at a family software business. He never dreamed that he would found Israel’s first National Food Bank, Leket, and turn it into Israel’s largest food rescue network.“When I came to Israel I never expected to see this new poverty of people who were left behind, and struggling to feed their families,” says Gitler. “I was so unnerved by this, so dispirited; I knew that I had to do something.”