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This event has been cancelled. Please contact Inna Galperin with any questions.

We’re delighted to invite you to this very special program.

We’ll hear from Danielle Butin, founder and CEO of the Afya Foundation,
in conversation with Rabbi Menachem Creditor, as she discusses her new book, Wild Hope Now. A compilation of heartfelt stories, Wild Hope Now shows what we can do as a community to bring light to some of life’s darkest moments. 


As the war in Israel continues, UJA and our nonprofit partners — like the Afya Foundation — are on the ground responding to ongoing needs. Learn more about UJA’s work and what you can do to help at this timely conversation.

Lunch will be served. Dietary laws observed.

About the Heritage Society
UJA-Federation of New York’s Heritage Society recognizes longstanding annual campaign supporters and donors who have made planned gifts and endowments. We hope all donors will support the work of UJA-Federation through the annual campaign and planned giving.


Honoree Portrait

Danielle N. Butin

Founder & CEO, Afya Foundation

Danielle Butin, MPH, OTR, is the founder and executive director of the Afya Foundation, a medical supply recovery organization in Yonkers, New York. Since its inception in 2007, Afya has shipped several hundred 40-foot containers packed with recovered humanitarian and medical supplies to more than 70 countries globally. In 2014, the New York State Senate recognized Danielle as a Woman of Distinction for her role in using local medical resources and volunteers to promote global health. In 2017, she was presented with the Woman of Distinction Award from the City of Yonkers.  

Afya dedicates itself to the support of ongoing health missions worldwide and is a force in the realm of...

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Honoree Portrait

Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Pearl and Ira Meyer Scholar-in-Residence, UJA-Federation

Rabbi Menachem Creditor serves as the Pearl and Ira Meyer scholar-in-residence at UJA-Federation and was the founder of Rabbis Against Gun Violence. An acclaimed author, scholar, and speaker with over one million views of his online videos and essays, he was named by Newsweek as one of the fifty most influential rabbis in America. His many books and albums of original music include the global anthem "Olam Chesed Yibaneh" and the Covid-era two-volume anthology When We Turned Within. He and his wife, Neshama Carlebach, live in New York, where they are raising their five children.

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