This podcast and the work that Amudim is raw and real. Zvi Gluck doesn't hold back. These are some of the issues not just facing Jewish communities but communities everywhere.
*** This was filmed months BEFORE the lockdown and Covid-19 reached the USA shores. Thank you for your support and watching this podcast.
Zvi Gluck was born to help others. At the age of 15, Zvi saw a need that was not being met. Children who had lost parents to cancer were not receiving the bereavement services they desperately needed. So, Zvi founded the National Cancer Bereavement Foundation to ensure that those vital services would be provided. Once larger, more established organizations saw the need and began addressing it themselves, Zvi stepped out because, it’s not about who gets the credit, it’s about whether those in crisis are getting the assistance they need. For 14 years, Zvi’s cellphone number has been on the speed dial of community leaders, rabonim, politicians and anyone involved in community support. His phone rings 24/7: arrests, overdoses, suicide, sexual abuse and diplomatic issues. I saw this even as we started this show!
A handful of community leaders recognized the value of Zvi’s work and saw that for every person Zvi assisted, dozens more benefited; when you help those in crisis, you also benefit their family, friends and community. These leaders realized that the issues facing our community are far too large for one man to combat. These issues must be addressed with a united front backed by an organizational structure and the resources necessary to respond quickly and properly. Amudim was formed to ensure that any Jew facing crisis is provided with the assistance and guidance he needs in the most professional, knowledgeable and caring manner.
Zvi's and Amudim's work is dedicated to serving community members in times of crisis. Founded on the pillars of kindness, compassion, and dignity, Amudim functions as a confidential resource center that provides meaningful assistance, enduring support, and direct referrals for individuals and families impacted by sexual abuse, neglect, and addiction, and other crisis-related matters.We foster change and growth, by raising awareness and implementing educational programs within community.