Hasidic Jew to
Carry Olympic Torch in England
hareidi-religious young man from London will be among those carrying the
Olympic Torch in Britain this summer. Efraim Goldstein, 22, was chosen
due to his long history of volunteerism.
Goldstein had established seven volunteer organizations by the age of
16. The groups he set up now have a total of several hundred volunteers.
Efraim currently volunteers for the Shomrim Patrol, an emergency search
and rescue group that he established. He also runs a soup kitchen for
the homeless, and visits sick children through the Helping Hand organization.
He will carry the torch in the London borough of Lewisham. Its
an honor and a privilege to carry the torch, he told Jewish Online
Magazine. Its a once in a lifetime opportunity
extremely happy to be part of it.
Efraim Goldstein (right). Photo: yourjewishnews
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