My parents immigrated from Zhitomir in the Ukraine in Russia. I was born in this country. Through my parents, I was given a strong sense of my Jewish identity and was led to a commitment to Judaism. I admire how, throughout the ages, our Jewish leaders have never abandoned their commitment to sustain Judaism. I believe in the Golden Rule and those that can, should help. I believe Columbus is one of the finest cities in the world and I hope the Jewish community will continue to do the utmost with it’s opportunities.