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Julia Potikha
Julia Potikha

If you are looking for a volunteer who wants to participate in everything that happens, so this is Julia Potikha.

Odessa | Ukraine
Julia Potikha
Julia Potikha
Odessa | Ukraine

If you are looking for a volunteer who wants to participate in everything that happens, so this is Julia Potikha. That is what Julia says about herself: “Hi. My name is Julia, I am 20 years old. I am a student, a poetess and, simply, a volunteer.

The Volunteer Center, unfortunately, she did not enter immediately, it was with the help of the Youth Club “Derech” in Beit Grand. What for do I volunteer? I do volunteering work, in order to direct my energy, which is more than enough, to the right direction. It is very important to feel useful to those who surround me. And also it is important to develop yourself in various interesting directions.
The relevance of volunteerism, of course, is that there are always people in need of assistance. And, the most important moment is, that there is always someone who will gladly help them.
The volunteering is the relationship between the thousands of people who work as one big body. For someone to screw a light bulb is the difficult work, but for someone else, it is like to click your finger. So, why not to introduce them for the successful cooperation. Thanks to such work the society blooms in my eyes. This gives me the faith in the surrounding world, invaluable experience and good people. »

Elena Sheginskaya
Elena Sheginskaya

I am a lawyer. I ahve always been an active member of the Jewish community of the city. In 2012-2013 I have completed a course of the Jewish education at the European institute in Stockholm (Sweden). At the moment, I am the head of the program “Family Club” in Lviv Heseda.

Lviv | Ukraine
Elena Sheginskaya
Elena Sheginskaya
Lviv | Ukraine

Elena Sheginskaya
35 years old
I am a lawyer. I ahve always been an active member of the Jewish community of the city. In 2012-2013 I have completed a course of the Jewish education at the European institute in Stockholm (Sweden). At the moment, I am the head of the program “Family Club” in Lviv Heseda. From the moment of opening of LVC I took an active part in its life, and the organization of various actions. Now I head the LVC direction to the work with Temporarily Displaced Persons from the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, and also I head the direction to the volunteer work of the Jewish community in Lviv.
As for me, the volunteering is not only the help to the other people, but also sometimes it is an opportunity to try yourself in the different sphere and to seize new skills.

Vadim Igorevich Isaev
Vadim Igorevich Isaev

Vadim Igorevich Isaev, 41 years old, doctor. Hobby – fishing. Vadim Igorevich joined the community in June 2016. His first action was shoveling the snow and ice near the community. …

Nizhny Tagil | Russia
Vadim Igorevich Isaev
Vadim Igorevich Isaev
Nizhny Tagil | Russia

Vadim Igorevich Isaev, 41 years old, doctor. Hobby – fishing.

Vadim Igorevich joined the community in June 2016. His first action was shoveling the snow and ice near the community. He also actively participated at the community events, congratulating the elderly members of the community. Vadim Igorevich took part in charitable volunteer actions at the infant home. At the moment, he is organizing and participating in the “Jewish Ural” project.

Vadim takes part in the volunteer movement, following his heart.

His motto: “Do good on Earth, do good for the benefit of others!”

ANGELINA PAVLYUK
ANGELINA PAVLYUK

  Angelina Pavlyuk is our youngest volunteer. However, it does not stop her from taking responsibility for the “Video guide. Konotop” project and to be its administrator. She has a …

Konotop | Ukraine
ANGELINA PAVLYUK
ANGELINA PAVLYUK
Konotop | Ukraine

 

Angelina Pavlyuk is our youngest volunteer. However, it does not stop her from taking responsibility for the “Video guide. Konotop” project and to be its administrator. She has a talent to process a large amount of information, which helps us in preparing materials for our videos.

“For me, the Video Guide project is an opportunity to learn interesting, previously unknown historical facts of my native city, and I also like to work with archival documents – I’m interested in the history of my motherland and of the world.In addition, the project gives us an opportunity to get acquainted with the work principles of journalists and bloggers, and the most important thing is that fact that we put them into practice … Finally, this is communication, new acquaintances, team work with interesting, creative people … It is cool to be a volunteer! “- says Angelina.

She studies in the senior year, and she has to choose her future profession. We hope that participation in the “Video Guide” project will help her to choore her future career.

ZAKHAR GORODNITSKY
ZAKHAR GORODNITSKY

I am in the communal center since 5 years, I have been brought by my grandmother into the summer camp. It is possible to say that I have grown here. …

Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
ZAKHAR GORODNITSKY
ZAKHAR GORODNITSKY
Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan

I am in the communal center since 5 years, I have been brought by my grandmother into the summer camp. It is possible to say that I have grown here. Last summer I was the President of the group of 30 people for three days. For the first time I have created the world in which for everyone there is the place and occupation. Probably, after that I have understood for myself the structure of the state, who is responsible for and as the world is arranged. That there are people as my grandmother, who need special attention. And that I can change something to the best and in this, the real world. Let it is not global, but where I am, it is necessary. And with the volunteering as the concept, I have got acquainted recently, before, I thought that  I do just what I  have to do. I consider that volunteering is actual today because people  have different problems, which they cannot solve at the level of the state and social services. Here we appear!

Каtherina  Fishman
Каtherina

I do volunteer work from the year 2013. I used to work only on sporting events such as the Universiade, the fire of the Olympics, the WORLD CUP for fencing etc.

Kazan | Russia
Каtherina  Fishman
Каtherina
Kazan | Russia

I do volunteer work from the year 2013. I used to work only on sporting events such as the Universiade, the fire of the Olympics, the WORLD CUP for fencing etc. The volunteering has helped me in finding new friends, to communicate and in the practice of foreign language. Now, working in the community, I’m starting to get interested in the volunteering of its other side : the help to the older people and children. I madly please to be helpful in this mortal world and I try to help, to do good things and to be always in the center of events. 🙂
And the relevance of this issue now is quite high because people will always act to the effect of “Tom Sawyer”: one started, the others I want to do it, too. Here is no exception, when people saw and are interested in such a thing as volunteering, they immediately want to be involved in everything that is connected to this beautiful case as volunteering. Everybody began to help, and to work together for the benefit of the humanity, and so on.
Plus, it must never be forgotten about the fact that people will always compete with those who are similar to them and when someone sees that his friend/rival/teammate turns out to work the volunteer better, more and qualitative, so then this someone begins to pursue higher goals and in volunteering too

EVA SHEVCHENKO
EVA SHEVCHENKO

Eva is in 10th grade. But despite the very high school workload, she is always ready to help. Eva has been a volunteer for five years. She likes to make …

Khabarovsk | Russia
EVA SHEVCHENKO
EVA SHEVCHENKO
Khabarovsk | Russia

Eva is in 10th grade. But despite the very high school workload, she is always ready to help. Eva has been a volunteer for five years. She likes to make presents with her own hands, and she also likes to ski.

Liza Shkreba
Liza Shkreba

Hello everyone! My name is Liza, and I am the coordinator of the animal assistance project (assistance to the Krasnodog animal shelter). All the inhabitants of our planet, including myself, …

Krasnodar | Russia
Liza Shkreba
Liza Shkreba
Krasnodar | Russia

Hello everyone! My name is Liza, and I am the coordinator of the animal assistance project (assistance to the Krasnodog animal shelter). All the inhabitants of our planet, including myself, see homeless animals every day, and I want to do at least something to help them. I found out 2 years ago that in our city there is a shelter for animals “Krasnodog”. Our volunteers and me went to help the shelter, and I was very impressed. I saw many injured animals, and they suffered from people’s behavior. When I had seen this, I wanted to show people what happens to those whom we do not care about. That’s how the project, which I coordinate, has appeared in our volunteer center.

Natasha Chertok
Natasha Chertok

I am 28 years old, I have graduated RGSU in “Sociology”, a year I have studied in Jerusalem in “Machon Meir” within the program MASA. I have two children. In …

Moscow | Russia
Natasha Chertok
Natasha Chertok
Moscow | Russia

I am 28 years old, I have graduated RGSU in “Sociology”, a year I have studied in Jerusalem in “Machon Meir” within the program MASA. I have two children. In the project “Memory. Help. Generations” I am from its basis. In 4 months from the participant I have passed into the  coordinators of the volunteers. Now I am, mainly, engaged in the processing of the incoming calls from elderly people. Thanks to the project, I can do something socially significant, often without leaving the house that for me, as a mother of two small children, is very important. During my work in the project I have got acquainted with remarkable people: as volunteers, and those from whom I collect the  information about the dead relatives, for further transfer to the museum “Yad Vashem”, I have learned a set of interesting stories of life, I have tried to help to those people with something whom I face on the work in the project, together with the other volunteers.

Igor Khuznetzov
Igor Khuznetzov

Igor Khuznetzov. I am 29, I have a good job, I attend football trainings and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Khmelnytskyi | Ukraine
Igor Khuznetzov
Igor Khuznetzov
Khmelnytskyi | Ukraine

Igor Khuznetzov. I am 29, I have a good job, I attend football trainings and lead a healthy lifestyle.
All these I make for myself. But what can I do for the other people? The answer for this question I got not so long ago, in February 2015, when because of my curiosity, I attended the lessons at the Volunteering School in the Community Center. My friends have already attended these lessons at this Community. From that time I understand that I can really help to the other people, and I can see the result of my actions, moreover, I can see the results of our team. I became the volunteer of the project “Volunteer Landing”, because in this project I can easily find the application of my skills and physical strength. I am very happy, because, as it is said: “Better latter than never”, also, I want to add that it is very important to understand that you can help to the others

Oxana Ilyina
Oxana Ilyina

In the fall of 2004 the baby Yulya Ilyina was brought into the center of early development “Mazl Tov”. Since then the history of the family of Ilinykh is inseparably linked with the Jewish cultural society “Emuna”.

Minsk | Belarus
Oxana Ilyina
Oxana Ilyina
Minsk | Belarus

The cook in the hotel, is married, brings up the daughter Yulya.
In the fall of 2004 the baby Yulya Ilyina was brought into the center of early development “Mazl Tov”. Since then the history of the family of Ilinykh is inseparably linked with the Jewish cultural society “Emuna”. Oxana Ilyina, – Emuna’s volunteer. Many meetings take place in the family club with her participation. The highly professional cook, she shares recipes of dishes of the Jewish cuisine with pleasure and holds fascinating master classes – not only for families, but also for children (for example, she held master classes in day camp).
Oxana believes that providing the volunteer help is only a small gratitude for what the Jewish community does for her family and her child. She is very happy, seeing the burning eyes of the kids on culinary master classes and, being mother, understands how it is important to help children to develop.

 

Poltavskaya Darya
Poltavskaya Darya

My name is Darya Poltavskaya. I have the higher pedagogical education. I am a teacher of history. My hobbies are needlework and traveling. I always wanted to be engaged in …

Myrhorod | Ukraine
Poltavskaya Darya
Poltavskaya Darya
Myrhorod | Ukraine

My name is Darya Poltavskaya. I have the higher pedagogical education. I am a teacher of history. My hobbies are needlework and traveling.

I always wanted to be engaged in volunteering, and my friends advised me to contact the Center. Volunteering for me is an opportunity to make my life and life of other people a little bit lighter and better. Volunteering gives ample opportunities for self-development. I take an active part in “Clay Therapy” project. This brings me a lot of pleasure. I have only positive impressions from participation in Volunteer Center programs and I would like to do more and more good deeds.

Sokol Tatiana
Sokol Tatiana

I have got to the volunteer center having filled in the questionnaire.
I am engaged in the volunteering because I consider that it is a chance to present a part of yourself to the people, to present them care, cheerfulness and love.

Kryvyi Rih | Ukraine
Sokol Tatiana
Sokol Tatiana
Kryvyi Rih | Ukraine

I have got to the volunteer center having filled in the questionnaire.
I am engaged in the volunteering because I consider that it is a chance to present a part of yourself to the people, to present them care, cheerfulness and love. It not just the assistance to those people who are in need of it, it something bigger.I have got to the volunteer center having filled in the questionnaire.
I am engaged in the volunteering because I consider that it is a chance to present a part of yourself to the people, to present them care, cheerfulness and love. It not just the assistance to those people who are in need of it, it something bigger.

 

Karina Yanovskaya
Karina Yanovskaya

I like helping people, especially working with children with disabilities from the “Yadid” club. They are no longer children, although sometimes it seems to me that this is not so. …

Dnipro | Ukraine
Karina Yanovskaya
Karina Yanovskaya
Dnipro | Ukraine

I like helping people, especially working with children with disabilities from the “Yadid” club. They are no longer children, although sometimes it seems to me that this is not so. They are even more open. I want to help everyone who needs my help. With the advent of volunteering in my life, I realized that I had made many friends. Among them are those whom I help, and those with whom I do it.

Masha Fomina
Masha Fomina

Masha is 17 years old. She is a student of the Kherson medical college.  She studies as the pharmacist. Masha gets on well with the children and very much loves …

Kherson | Ukraine
Masha Fomina
Masha Fomina
Kherson | Ukraine

Masha is 17 years old. She is a student of the Kherson medical college.  She studies as the pharmacist. Masha gets on well with the children and very much loves them. She since the childhood takes dancing lessons, therefore, she easily picks up new dances and with the pleasure teaches them children. Masha has grown up, visiting Hesed Shmuel, here everything is familiar and close to her. Masha is a very active volunteer. She is always full of positive feelings and is open for the compassion and the help to the persons in need. Masha with pleasure participates in the majority of the actions which are carried out by our center. Masha is an excellent madrikh, responsible and reliable volunteer.

Elena rodionova
Elena rodionova

Elena, having the Jewish roots, it is no wonder that she was a part of the big volunteer direction. Already more than a year she is an active participant in almost all volunteer directions of the “Leagues of Volunteers”.

Yekaterinburg | Russia
Elena rodionova
Elena rodionova
Yekaterinburg | Russia

Elena, having the Jewish roots, it is no wonder that she was a part of the big volunteer direction. Already more than a year she is an active participant in almost all volunteer directions of the “Leagues of Volunteers”. Elena considers that if there is time and desire, then they should be directed to the help to those who directly need it.
The advantage of the volunteer organizations is an opportunity to try yourself in the organization of something really grandiose that is not always managed to be made in an usual life. And the work in a team she likes very much. The main reason, for which Elena is engaged in the volunteering, is a sincere smile on faces of various people.

 

Svetlana Morduhovich
Svetlana Morduhovich

I started volunteering thanks to my 10-year-old daughter Diana. By setting an example, she gave me a lead in doing good deeds. Nowadays, we prepare master classes for children and …

Sumy | Ukraine
Svetlana Morduhovich
Svetlana Morduhovich
Sumy | Ukraine

I started volunteering thanks to my 10-year-old daughter Diana. By setting an example, she gave me a lead in doing good deeds. Nowadays, we prepare master classes for children and adults together. Besides, we help organizing community events. And I believe that it is cool to be a volunteer!

Rafalskaya Lyubov Borisovna
Rafalskaya Lyubov Borisovna

Lyuba was born and grew up in Tomsk (Russia) in the family of radio engineers. Then her father was transferred to the city of Rivne, so, the whole family moved …

Rivne | Ukraine
Rafalskaya Lyubov Borisovna
Rafalskaya Lyubov Borisovna
Rivne | Ukraine

Lyuba was born and grew up in Tomsk (Russia) in the family of radio engineers. Then her father was transferred to the city of Rivne, so, the whole family moved here. About 12 years ago Lyuba’s father left for Germany. A few years later, Lyuba’s sister Vera with her children also immigrated to Germany.

Lyuba graduated from the Department of Pharmacology of the University of Chernivtsi and has been working for many years as head of a pharmacy.

She is married and has a son, Mikhail. She lives with her husband Oleg and her mother Nadezhda Zarkh who sings in the Freileche Neshama choir.

Lyuba and her whole family take an active part in all Jewish Community Programs. Her son Mikhail attends children’s creative studios and the Sunday School. They go to Shabbatons and family camps. They are members of the Young Family Club and participate in almost all Community projects and celebrations.

When Rivne Volunteer Community was founded, Lyuba and her husband came up with great ideas: Lyuba runs the Flea Market Project and Oleg runs the Beauty and Health Project. Lyuba got this idea because she is fond of fashion and hates to throw clothing away.

Wonder Hat Project is another great idea of hers.

Her motto is: “It is easy to do good deeds but it is hard to forget about them”. That is why she helps others.

Sofia Vinogradova
Sofia Vinogradova

My name is Sonia and I’m 14. I am fond of painting, so I study at the art school where I can develop my talent. In addition, I frequent the …

Kropyvnytskyi | Ukraine
Sofia Vinogradova
Sofia Vinogradova
Kropyvnytskyi | Ukraine

My name is Sonia and I’m 14. I am fond of painting, so I study at the art school where I can develop my talent. In addition, I frequent the Jewish Youth Club Mifgash. There I learned about volunteering and volunteer center in our city. For me, volunteering is an opportunity to do something good, to give happiness to someone. I participated in the projects “Recipe book”, “Good Deeds Week”, “Trips to the orphanage,” and now I am a leader of the youth club and the volunteer project of the AJT “Vishuddha”. I would like to wish all the volunteers not to stop developing and spreading their activity, because volunteering gives us inspiration to live.

Ella Novomlinova
Ella Novomlinova

My name is Ella Efimovna Novomlinova. I was born in 1948. I am a former kindergarten teacher (music director). I am retired at the moment. I became a volunteer in …

Saratov | Russia
Ella Novomlinova
Ella Novomlinova
Saratov | Russia

My name is Ella Efimovna Novomlinova. I was born in 1948. I am a former kindergarten teacher (music director). I am retired at the moment. I became a volunteer in 2010, when I came to Hasdei Yerushalaim. I have a group of ward people, whom I regularly ring up, make messages, congratulate on birthday and holidays. I am regularly on duty at the Hesed office, and when it is possible I respond to the requests of people and help them. Since music is my hobby, I help V.O Lanzman to conduct “Musical living room”. My daughter and grandson also take part in the life of Hesed, and I am very happy about it. I am grateful to the whole team of our community.

Eduard Sergeyevich Dzhurenko
Eduard Sergeyevich Dzhurenko

Call me Eduard. I graduated with honors from the Vinnytsia National Trade and economic institute as an economist. Volunteering for me is an opportunity to help people in need, to …

Vinnytsia | Ukraine
Eduard Sergeyevich Dzhurenko
Eduard Sergeyevich Dzhurenko
Vinnytsia | Ukraine

Call me Eduard. I graduated with honors from the Vinnytsia National Trade and economic institute as an economist. Volunteering for me is an opportunity to help people in need, to let to them know that they are not one. Since 2015 I am engaged in household reparations in the framework of the project “House Master”, fixing furniture and household devices.

Оlga
Оlga

All my adult life, to a greater or lesser extent in different periods of time, is connected with the Jewish community.

Mogilev | Belarus
Оlga
Оlga
Mogilev | Belarus

All my adult life, to a greater or lesser extent in different periods of time, is connected with the Jewish community. My parents are active members of the family club. The grandmother visits Hesed. I think that in a couple of years when my daughter will grow up, so I will bring her to the communal programs. Here is the circle of my contacts, here are my friends and the friends of my friends. It is good for me here. I understand that this microcosm of the Jewish community has remained, it is necessary the continuous work, continuous reproduction of the atmosphere of the goodwill and support of those who at this moment are in need of the help. I am ready to spend the time and forces for it.

Makhlina Evgenia
Makhlina Evgenia

When I was going to this project, I didn’t think of the fact that it would be so cheerful and interesting. But it has turned out that it has really brought me much pleasure, and of course many selfie)))

Kiev | Ukraine
Makhlina Evgenia
Makhlina Evgenia
Kiev | Ukraine

My name is Makhlina Evgenia and I am a volunteer! I visit the different Jewish organizations and I am often at different interesting Jewish parties and meetings.
Recently I have more and more begun to think about that the world is very cruel and about the fact that it is necessary to learn to create good things and to live in the peace. I am inspired by only one word… Kindness, because it really means a lot of things: the help, happiness, smiles, and a lot of other things.
My first project with “Juice” was the Fieldman project. When I was going to this project, I didn’t think of the fact that it would be so cheerful and interesting. But it has turned out that it has really brought me much pleasure, and of course many selfie)))
I am very thankful to this project for an opportunity to spend time with advantage, but at the same time it is interesting to spend the time with the remarkable people. I hope, we will be able to help a bigger number of people!

CATHERINE RUBENCIK
CATHERINE RUBENCIK

24 years old Reception document service assistant. Hobbies: I write poems, prose and I enjoy being photographed. My volunteer career began when I was at school in 11th grade. My …

Samara | Russia
CATHERINE RUBENCIK
CATHERINE RUBENCIK
Samara | Russia

24 years old

Reception document service assistant.

Hobbies: I write poems, prose and I enjoy being photographed.

My volunteer career began when I was at school in 11th grade. My friend and I signed up for an action against extremism and drug trafficking. We walked around ​​the district and made photos of “advertisements” of drugs, smoking mixtures, and various inscriptions such as swastikas, which offend different nationalities. We sent all the information to a police officer.

Later, I was a volunteer in the search and rescue team “Liza Alert” and searched for missing people. I placed announcements about the search, notified the public about the results, and I was also the organizer of the “Memorial Day of the Perished Children” supported by “Lisa Alert”.

I wanted to be a volunteer from a Jewish organization, and I learned about the existence of Hesed Ester and the fact that everyone could participate in cleaning the Jewish cemetery. This is very important for me as a Jew, as a member of the community, and it gives me great pleasure to do this activity. There is such a nice and useful action as cleaning the cemetery – thank you so much for it!

Inna Sivakova
Inna Sivakova

What does volunteering mean for me? This means to live with heart, to do what you can without expecting payment or praise. I like very much to be a volunteer. …

Lutsk | Ukraine
Inna Sivakova
Inna Sivakova
Lutsk | Ukraine

What does volunteering mean for me? This means to live with heart, to do what you can without expecting payment or praise. I like very much to be a volunteer. I’ve experienced it myself, and I believe that to help others, to take care of others, to enjoy and to have fun with the process is the most natural desire of a person.

Brener Olga
Brener Olga

Olga has graduated Voronezh State University, the faculty of Journalism. She began to work according to her profession in the multiproduction and urban newspapers in the city of Togliatti.

Voronezh | Russia
Brener Olga
Brener Olga
Voronezh | Russia

Olga has graduated Voronezh State University, the faculty of Journalism. She began to work according to her profession in the multiproduction and urban newspapers in the city of Togliatti. And there, at the beginning of 90s, she started to collaborate with one of the first Jewish newspapers in Russia- Samarian “Tarbut Laam”. She published her articles in Israilian Russian speaking press, and her articles were about the problems of second alia.
Today, Olga is an observer of RIA “Voronezh” and she highlights the problem of inter-ethnic and inter-faith accord in the region.
All this time Olga has collaborated, and during the recent years, she is the editor of the newspaper of the Jewish community “Beseder”. Her job she finds very interesting because each new issue of the newspaper – is the communication with outstanding people of the community, knowledge acquisition and its transfer to the members of the community through this newspaper. But the most important thing for Olga is that the young people and even children are involved in the newspaper issuing. She is very glad that can benefit to the community, realizing this informational project.

 

THE POKROVSKYS
THE POKROVSKYS

The Pokrovskys is a family who lives by the principle “If I don’t burn if you don’t burn if it doesn’t burn who then will light a star?!”. Their general …

Tashkent | Uzbekistan
THE POKROVSKYS
THE POKROVSKYS
Tashkent | Uzbekistan

The Pokrovskys is a family who lives by the principle “If I don’t burn if you don’t burn if it doesn’t burn who then will light a star?!”. Their general family volunteer experience makes more than 18 years. They can’t precisely formulate why they need it. “Just in a different way we aren’t able to live!” Pokrovsky Anatoly Arkadyevich, 19. 05. 1973 is conducting a fan circle of Yiddish language. Pokrovsky Nadezhda Vasilyevna, 31. 12. 1946, is the head of the creative workshops “Knitting” and “Kanzasha’s Art”. On the photo there are the participants of the creative workshop (Pokrovsky N.V. in the center) and an exhibition of the works prepared by the participants of a workshop for the celebration of the 100 anniversary of  “Joint”.

Anton Fateev
Anton Fateev

The Volunteer Anton Fateev, a student of AJT, is an ideological inspirer and the curator of the project  “Volunteer on Duty”. The project exists more than a half of the …

Rostov-on-Don | Russia
Anton Fateev
Anton Fateev
Rostov-on-Don | Russia

The Volunteer Anton Fateev, a student of AJT, is an ideological inspirer and the curator of the project  “Volunteer on Duty”.

The project exists more than a half of the year already . Anton has come to the family center in August 2015, and he has got to the Children’s Summer

Camp. Being ready to help and a sympathetic person, Anton has got into the work at once, he became the irreplaceable assistant. And further, thanks to the project, he could realize all his qualities and skills. Anton possesses the organizing abilities, he is sociable, and he can easily inspire the children for the occupation. With pleasure he shares his knowledge and skills to the others. People say, that this guy is with the “golden hands”. Thanks to Anton in the Family center, there were repaired all the chairs, bookcases and other furniture. He can easily sort the bathroom equipment for control, to paint the walls, and to update an interior. He visits the wards of the family center at their homes and helps them if they need the help. But it isn’t an end of his interests. Anton is fond of sport. He is the captain of a soccer team, plays tennis, volleyball, basketball. He is going  to master the computer at such level that it will be possible easily to clean the system block, and  to rectify any faults. Anton is the initiative, noble, sympathetic person.

ALINA MUZALEVSKAYA
ALINA MUZALEVSKAYA

My name is Alina. I am 21 years old. I am studying to be an economist. I’ve got acquainted with the Jewish community, starting with the Taglite. After this unforgettable …

Bryansk | Russia
ALINA MUZALEVSKAYA
ALINA MUZALEVSKAYA
Bryansk | Russia

My name is Alina. I am 21 years old. I am studying to be an economist. I’ve got acquainted with the Jewish community, starting with the Taglite. After this unforgettable trip, I started going to the youth club and there I learned about the volunteer center. I’ve been a volunteer in several directions for several years.

I feel the greatest pleasure from my volunteer activities with children. It is an amazing feeling when the little eyes of children start to shine, when you appear.

Anna Lepihova
Anna Lepihova

Anna Lepihova, 34 years old. She is a professional confectioner. She is an active participant in all creative projects. She performs the master classes for the community.

Cherkasy | Ukraine
Anna Lepihova
Anna Lepihova
Cherkasy | Ukraine

Anna Lepihova,  34 years old.  She is a professional confectioner. She is an active participant in all creative projects.  She performs the master classes for the community…for the  Jewish holidays and not only. . she bakes the magic cakes.

Liza Kiskina
Liza Kiskina

I became a volunteer because volunteering is a great opportunity to help people, to communicate, to develop, to implement my ideas, learn and improve myself. I think it is stupid …

Poltava | Ukraine
Liza Kiskina
Liza Kiskina
Poltava | Ukraine

I became a volunteer because volunteering is a great opportunity to help people, to communicate, to develop, to implement my ideas, learn and improve myself. I think it is stupid to sit still, sighing about how bad is when you can move forward, changing ourselves and the world! As part of the volunteer center, I have managed to take part in projects such as “Help without limits”, “Children’s Dream», «Shabbat to Go», «Good Deeds Week”, and also participated in writing of newspaper “Mazel Tov”. I am very pleased that I can help people and make them happy!

Cristina Paladi
Cristina Paladi

I was born on March, 15. For many people this is an ordinary day but for my parents this is a special day. Since childhood, I have been keen on …

Chisinau | Moldova
Cristina Paladi
Cristina Paladi
Chisinau | Moldova

I was born on March, 15. For many people this is an ordinary day but for my parents this is a special day.

Since childhood, I have been keen on psychology; therefore it was my major at the university. As a student, I had worked for an international company in the sales department for almost 2 years. Thanks to this, I have learned to pull myself together and to get along with people. I invest much time and energy in my professional development. Nevertheless, I find time for my family and friends, play board games and chat with them in the evening.

As a child, I was told by my parents to care about others and to help those in need. My first volunteer experience was when I took part in the Pink March project (March of Women) dedicated to women with breast cancer. On that day, we provided psychological support to women struggling with breast cancer, told them about this disease risk factors and urged people to take care of their mothers, sisters, wives, and grandmothers.

Another memorable moment I have experienced was the Good Deeds Day. I was very much impressed by the number of people united by the same idea – doing good deeds. I was happy to see that people of all ages and different backgrounds had gathered together to help others. Now, I know that friendship can begin with a balloon and a sincere smile.

Since I started volunteering, most of my troubles have become trifling and insignificant and half of them have disappeared forever. Start volunteering today and you will get a new vision!

 

 

Tatiana Shternlicht
Tatiana Shternlicht

Tatiana is a student and in a few years will become a high class dentist. Tatiana regularly takes part in volunteering projects for children. She graduated from Jewish classical school …

Saint Petersburg | Russia
Tatiana Shternlicht
Tatiana Shternlicht
Saint Petersburg | Russia

Tatiana is a student and in a few years will become a high class dentist. Tatiana regularly takes part in volunteering projects for children. She graduated from Jewish classical school for girls and entered prestigious medical university of St. Petersburg, but it wasn’t enough for her.  She is confident that children are aliens from another planet, unpredictable and charming, who never let you get bored.

 Gayane Seropyan
 Gayane Seropyan

Gayane Seropyan, 44 years old Our whole life is a big, interesting and complex project. Gayane, as a project manager in the IT company, considers any volunteer activity as an …

Karaganda | Kazakhstan
 Gayane Seropyan
 Gayane Seropyan
Karaganda | Kazakhstan

Gayane Seropyan, 44 years old

Our whole life is a big, interesting and complex project. Gayane, as a project manager in the IT company, considers any volunteer activity as an exciting project with goals, objectives, resource planning and concrete results.

Olesya Petrova
Olesya Petrova

I became a volunteer, because it was always important for me to help people both mentally and physically. After all, if you have such an opportunity, energy and time, so …

Zaporizhia | Ukraine
Olesya Petrova
Olesya Petrova
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

I became a volunteer, because it was always important for me to help people both mentally and physically. After all, if you have such an opportunity, energy and time, so why not?

Once, I came to a charity event as a volunteer, I decided to expand my social circle. This has dramatically changed my life and now I’m regularly participating in various actions. This is an opportunity for me to make the world happier! But the most significant thing is a lot of positive communication with different people!

I became a volunteer because I feel that this is what I have to do. Volunteering makes me feel better, it gives me the feeling that you spent your day for a good reason.

I am a participant of the animators club “Hag Sameah”, and volunteering is an opportunity to realize my creative skills!

I am proud that I became a part of a large family of the volunteer “Doing Good, Ukraine!” movement!

Irina Ermakova
Irina Ermakova

Ermakova Irina Aleksandrovna, 45 years old. She is a therapist of the highest category. She is a lot of years in the community. Irina with her husband and three remarkable daughters constantly participate in all communal projects and events.

Almaty | Kazakhstan
Irina Ermakova
Irina Ermakova
Almaty | Kazakhstan

Ermakova Irina Aleksandrovna, 45 years old. She is a therapist of the highest category. She is a lot of years in the community. Irina with her husband and three remarkable daughters constantly participate in all communal projects and events.
Irina, as the highly skilled doctor, constantly advises all members of the community who ask her for the help. Annually, in summer camps, she remains irreplaceable and the most favorite person both for the adults, and for the children.
Irina, as the member of dancing collective, always participates in the concerts or statements devoted to various Jewish holidays.
And three her daughters, very gifted and musical little girls, are the leading soloists in the musical and vocal ensembles.
According to Irina’s words – profession of the doctor, is her personal attitude towards the people and her desire to help those who are nearby, – and it is also that driving mechanism of the fact that she is a volunteer of the Jewish communal center.

Zima Vitaly
Zima Vitaly

A typical dreamer: a person sometimes serious, and sometimes in a flight of his thoughts. Everything related to art — is mine, I love dancing, I love to sing, to write poetry and prose, I want to draw, but not quite well, it turned out that some time ago I played the violin and piano, but I study for an … engineer.

Kharkiv | Ukraine
Zima Vitaly
Zima Vitaly
Kharkiv | Ukraine

Zima Vitaly,  22 years old

A typical dreamer: a person sometimes serious, and sometimes in a flight of his thoughts. Everything related to art — is mine, I love dancing, I love to sing, to write poetry and prose, I want to draw, but not quite well, it turned out that some time ago I played the violin and piano, but I study for an … engineer.
I love animals and kids, I like to read, that is why I compare myself with a little madly passioned, but kind Magician, so, that is actually my love to the volunteer work, I wonder and enjoy doing for people little and perhaps common, but the wonders. I believe in the fact that “Treat the people well, so they treat you the same”. And if not me, then who?

ROSENFELD ALLA
ROSENFELD ALLA

After retiring, I worked in the social service of Zavodskoy district of Nikolaev for 14 years. I know how to cope with difficulties and various unforeseen circumstances, which lonely people …

Mykolaiv | Ukraine
ROSENFELD ALLA
ROSENFELD ALLA
Mykolaiv | Ukraine

After retiring, I worked in the social service of Zavodskoy district of Nikolaev for 14 years. I know how to cope with difficulties and various unforeseen circumstances, which lonely people have to face. The Mykolayiv Volunteer Community has started its work in the Mykolayiv Society of Jewish Culture since 2015, and I joined this movement. I always try to help people, because I think that we make the world a little bit better by doing good deeds.