‘Aliya bully’ Yehudis looks after lone soldiers

AMERICAN-born-and-raised Yehudis Schamroth has made a positive difference in so many people’s lives since her aliya in 2001 to Ramat Beit Shemesh.

“There are two periods in the history of Ramat Beit Shemesh - pre-Yehudis Schamroth and post-Yehudis Schamroth,” Rabbi Danny Myers noted at a gathering a decade after her arrival in the city.

Within two years of moving to Israel and not yet speaking Hebrew, she helped launch a facility for children in danger of falling through the cracks.

Other initiatives she has taken include organising bridal showers for young couples with limited resources and assisting special needs adults by finding them a niche in the community where they could be productive.

Her generosity and activism, however, extend beyond her home community.

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