I’ve written it once, and I’ll write it again, when it comes
Helping Kids, their spirit and their energy can’t be beat! And, when
siblings band together with a common dream and a goal, their resolve is
multiplied - this time, by 3!
Earlier this week, I
had the privilege to interview triplets Anna, Julia and Noah Greenblatt from
Teaneck, New Jersey. Anna, the triplets’ spokesperson for the day, talked
to me from her Dad’s cell phone while she and her family waited to board their
non-stop flight to Israel at Newark International Airport. My fast paced questions
did not faze her a bit ~ she answered each one with exuberance and zeal, like a
true veteran of the media. I was not surprised.
learned from Anna, that she was searching for a cause for her Bat Mitzvah
chesed project, and wanted to help orphans in Israel.
It was Lev LaLev’s mazel – good fortune that she easily found us online. Her
focus: raising funds to cover one of our girl’s Bat
Mitzvah celebrations via the sales of custom-made camp postcards
sold in packets of 10 for $15.
terrific trio is also involved in other meaningful charity
endeavors that benefit local, nationwide, international and Israeli causes.
Strength, perseverance and power are always possible with numbers and some good
help. Besides the Greenblatt triplets having three times as much brainpower, it
doesn’t hurt to have a great support group. The triplets’ parents, Jason (Dov)
and Naomi, and their younger siblings (note: their baby sister has to grow up a
bit before she joins the force) also take part in their noble deeds. Their
conglomerate mitzvot and chesed ventures range from:
triplets raised funds as part of their local Friendship Circle’s campaign to
buy a customized bike for a N.J. boy with cerebral palsy.
trio volunteered to serve meals on Thanksgiving in a Manhattan community
synagogue’s soup kitchen.
♦ Noah helped raise funds for an organization
that boosts Israeli soldiers’ morale by sending gift baskets to them on Jewish
♦ Anna and Julia donated their hair to
Israeli children undergoing chemotherapy.
These examples are only a drop in the bucket of the care and
concern these triplets, and their family, show for humanity.
The Greenblatt triplets and 2 of their 3 siblings Avery,
and Sophia, now 8 (not pictured is baby Vera, 6 months old)
Link to Jakey’s bike story
Read about Triplets for a Cause
The Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, River Edge
Yes, all 3 of them are entering the 7th grade in September
Social Studies & Chumash
Soccer, Art & Jewelry Design
Reading, Writing & Soccer
All kinds of Sports!
Their Parents Help:
and Jason (Dov) spend quality time in family discussion talking about the world
beyond their own. At first they used existing projects
as a launching pad for the triplets to understand the concept of chesed.
Now Anna, Julia and Noah are
doing their own thing.
Lev LaLev Post Card Project
Parents designed flyers
Placed posters in school (with permission, of course) and distributed flyers to
friends and family
About 2 ½ weeks.
and Julia’s b’not mitzvah took place in November 2010
Bar Mitzvah is scheduled for this coming December
Greenblatts are now vacationing in Israel. This is the triplets’ second trip
“home.” They plan to practice the Hebrew they learn in school.
girls at the Home want to say “Todah Rabbah” to the triplets and their family ~
for their great show of chesed and their keen awareness of the needs of others
who are less fortunate. Lev LaLev wishes them a wonderful and meaningful time
in the land of our forefathers!