Not running on empty

July 10, 2014 14:32

This former US postal courier’s unfailing spirit energizes everyone from athletes to the betrothed.


Yehuda Berren with Menachem Kashanian, a volunteer for Yachad, an organization that strives to include the disabled in Jewish communal life.. (photo credit: LISA GALINSKY)

The unofficial motto of the US Postal Service is “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” For 27 years, that motto kept Yehuda (then Jerry) Berren faithfully delivering mail in the Boston area.

Now that he’s a retiree transplanted in Jerusalem, neither advancing age nor broken bones can stay this generous soul from running marathons and dancing in the street on behalf of those less fortunate.


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