Transcript of 2020 Awardee Jacob Cramer Video

2020 Awardee Jacob Cramer Video


We’ve all been experiencing some kind of social isolation right now during this pandemic, and I think we can all agree that it’s not the best feeling. Taking action to alleviate the loneliness epidemic has been part of my work for the past seven years. During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever.

So Love For The Elderly started out by me just writing some handwritten letters of love to our elders, and to this day, that’s one of Love For The Elderly’s main programs, anonymous strangers from all across the globe sending in their kind, uplifting messages to put a smile on a senior’s face.

So many people have joined my mission. I have a team of over 700 kindness ambassadors, and I think it just speaks volumes to the power of young people and social media to connect us all. In 2020 to date, we’ve sent 40,000 letters to 584 senior communities across the globe.

I construct my Jewish identity through supporting loving acts of kindness or Gemilut Hasadim. It helps me feel connected to the community that I love.