In angry times, four groups of University of Maryland students competed for who could be the kindest.
“KIC: Kindness in Corona” “was aimed to help transform students from victims during a difficult time to active drivers of the solution,” said Rabbi Ari Koretzky, diirector of Meor Maryland student center, which sponsored the program.
Students heard from speakers and “learned about the Jewish wisdom surrounding the topic” of chesed, or kindness, Koretzky said.
Judges of the students’ chesed projects were: Audrey Segal of Bikur Cholim of Maryland, Mordechai Hyatt of Yad Yehuda and Esti Schonbrun of Chai Lifeline.
They judged Team 2 as the winner, based on creativity, replicability and execution, Koretzky said.
Team 2 members include Elie Abecassis, Ryan Goodman and Sari Goldson.
Here’s their video:
Here are the other teams and their videos:
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The winning team received $200 from Meor to continue their project, Koretzky said.