Jacob Sztokman, the founder and director of Gabriel Project Mumbai in India, will speak at area synagogues during a visit June 21 and June 22.

Gabriel Project Mumbai promotes holistic development and empowerment for marginalized communities in the villages and slums in India, according to its website, and the key area of services are education, nutrition and health care and it follows Jewish values of social justice, tzdekah and chesed.

Joshua Greenberger, a graduate of Orange High School in Pepper Pike who died at age 29 in May 2017, was in the first group of volunteers the American Joint Distribution Committee Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps sent to work in Mumbai.  

“The Joshua Jacob Greenberger Learning Center was created in his memory and today educates more than 250 children and provides services to hundreds more in the community,” his mother, Penny Greenberger said. “Our goal is to provide community awareness to a myriad of problems that over time can deeply impact and change lives for the better.”

At 7 p.m. June 21, Sztokman will speak at B’nai Jeshurun Congregation’s Rock Shabbat program, 27501 Fairmount Blvd. in Pepper Pike. A parlor meeting will follow at 8:15.

Sztokman will also speak at 10:45 a.m. June 22 following the Torah service at Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd. in Pepper Pike.

Penny and her husband, Bob Greenberger, are members of B’nai Jeshurun Congregation in Pepper Pike and Park Synagogue in Cleveland Heights and Pepper Pike

To read more about Joshua Greenberger and the Gabriel Project Mumbai, visit bit.ly/2KBXFKG

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