Gedalia Mendlewicz

Antwerp, Belgium

I am originally from Antwerp, Belgium. I am multilingual - fluent in English, French, Hebrew, Dutch, German and Yiddish. I have been living in New York City for seven years. I am currently a realtor, and studying marketing at Touro College. I am a 3G (third generation holocaust descendant); my grandmother and great-grandmother survived Auschwitz.

I volunteer for Steve Eisenberg’s uplifting classes on Monday nights and volunteer for the JICNY Galas. I met Steve Eisenberg four and a half years ago at his Monday night class on the Upper West Side. I have come to know Steve Eisenberg as being a very unique person who does not judge people and does so much for the community as a volunteer; he is a real blessing in this world. Steve Eisenberg is my master, teacher, rabbi, leader, mentor, friend, holy brother and hero. Steve Eisenberg chose to co-found an organization that would help the survival of the Jewish people.

The question should not be ”why I volunteer for JICNY?” The question should be “why wouldn’t I or anyone volunteer for this wonderful organization?” I would like to take this opportunity to thank, from the bottom of my heart, Jeff Stier, Alisa Adler, Jodi & Gavin Samuels, and Steve Eisenberg for their tireless efforts. May G’D bless you all with all the blessings. It’s people like them who make a difference in this world.