AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE (AJC) launched #BeAMensch to encourage and highlight acts of kindness during the coronavirus pandemic. Mensch is Yiddish for “a person of integrity and honor.”
“In the face of the unique adversity of COVID-19, everyday acts of kindness to others become particularly vital,” said AJC CEO David Harris. “Anyone can be a mensch by helping a family member, a neighbor, a stranger, an elderly person, by confronting coronavirus pandemic despair, or in so many other ways. The important thing is to extend oneself on behalf of others.”
Uplifting stories from the U.S. and around the world are featured at AJC.org/BeAMensch and on AJC’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. AJC also will be sharing tips on the sorts of things one can do to be a mensch and lend a helping hand — or elbow — during this challenging time.
Share on social media your stories of kindness and decency using the hashtag #BeAMensch. For more information, visit AJC.org/BeAMensch.