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It’s not every day that parents with two small children who are touring Israel on a family vacation take the time out to visit a Children’s Home all the way in Netanya. But, this young family is quite unique.

Friends of the Rubin-Zeffren Children’s Home and the Lev LaLev Fund for five years now, Avi and Sara Pultman of Riverdale, New York already visited our girls twice in the past few years – not an easy feat with little ones in tow. Their daughter Jenna is five and Allison is a two year old.

Always interested in their donors’ motivation, LLL, asked Mr. Pultman about his devoted involvement with the Home. He told us that he wanted to instill in his daughters, beginning from their early childhood,  not to take what they have for granted. He believes that through introducing his children to acts of charity and kindness to the less fortunate, they would eventually internalize these lofty principles and adhere to them throughout their lifetime.

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When the Pultman family recently visited the Home, like caring guests, they did not arrive empty handed. They came bearing gifts for our girls – Lego block sets and other fun and educational toys. After they left, the Home’s Program Director, Bracha Runes, distributed the goodies to the girls, who received them with great joy.

More about the Pultmans:

Jenna is a kindergartner at a local Riverdale Hebrew day school. Allison is still at home with her mom. The family is a member of the Riverdale Jewish Center. Avi and Sara Pultman are married for eight years.

A great quote from Avi Pultman:

“Walking the halls of the Home and meeting some of the girls, the positive impact that Lev La Lev has on these children and young women is profoundly obvious. My wife and I are truly grateful that we are able to be a part of such a special organization.”

Thanks to friends like the Pultmans, the girls at the Home are truly blessed.

-Chava Yelloz

Lev LaLev ‘Inside our Home’ e-newsletter editor




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