Responsibility & Leadership

"Let Our People Go": The Power of Being an Upstander

What makes an effective upstander? Does one need to be a public leader in order to be an upstander? How might we find inspiration from the upstanders of the Passover story to become upstanders to help the hostages?

Upstander (noun): One who speaks, acts and/or intervenes in support of an individual or a group of people being intimidated, bullied or attacked or intimidated, often at great risk to oneself. 

“We must ask ourselves: Do I aspire to be human, or am I swept up in the enticing and delicious world of hatred?” -Rachel Goldberg, Mother of Hostage Hersh Goldberg Polin, United Nations Speech, October 24, 2024

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Dedicate this activity in honor of

Ran Gvili Z״L

Ran was awaiting surgery in the hospital when the attack began, but when he heard what was going on he left and went to try and give aid. He was kidnapped from an area near the Gaza border by Hamas-led terrorists on October 7 and had been killed that day.

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