ADAM as a change maker is doing fantastic work quietly in the community.
The only way we knew that he was helping disenfranchised people is that one of the people that he made a big difference to was a client of Jewish House who made us aware of Adam’s input.
Rabbi Kastel has known Adam’s family for many years and can attest that they are stalwarts in the Sydney Jewish community. “The entire family are “givers” who are available to lend a helping hand any time it is needed. This trait has definitely influenced Adam in a meaningful way.”
Jewish House is a crisis centre in Sydney, that works primarily with homeless people who are often afflicted with mental health issues.
They have been working long and hard with one client who has been homeless for much of his adult life and needs ongoing support. Jewish House was delighted to know that Adam stepped up and helped him in many areas of his life.
Adam helped him in his search for employment by drafting his resume for him and driving him to interviews. He drove him to his court hearings and personally financed his visit to New Zealand to reunite him with his family. Adam gave the client financial assistance, clothing, a mobile phone, and spent many hours with him introducing him to services and speaking to his wife.
This client considers Adam a friend, someone who cares that he can turn to when times are hard.
Adam has been volunteering for CHS – Community Health Support. He has assisted them in building their soon to be released mobile app designed to help individuals in a medical emergency to get immediate support from the organisation.
He helped out at Code Camp – helping young people learn how to code. He also volunteered at UNSW Hackathons mentoring the students.
Adam volunteered for JCA Shark Tank, mentoring contestants and assisted UNSW with software engineering.
Adam’s academic thesis was published in a Biomedical Scientific Paper.
He played soccer for Sydney University and Maccabi and did his Masters at Edinburgh University.
While he was there, he took part in a charity hike where he had to hitch from Edinburgh to Paris to raise money for Parkinsons.
“As a service provider for many marginalized clients, we so appreciate friends like Adam. I believe he is a person of integrity and high values who is going to make a difference for the better in his lifetime.” Rabbi Mendel Kastel OAM