Spreading the Love

February 19, 2012 by Michelle Favero
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Emanuel School’s Talia Rubenstein cheered up patients at Sydney’s Prince of Wales Public Hospital, Randwick and the Wolper Jewish Hospital, by delivering 280 red roses with a smile.

Talia Rubenstein gives a rose to Margaret Walters, a patient at Prince of Wales Public Hospital

Talia, a Year 7 student,  is a shining example of Tikkun Olam in action, giving flowers to patients throughout the hospital.

Leanne Zalapa, CEO of the Prince of Wales Foundation was touched by Talia’s generosity of spirit and commitment to bringing joy to the sick patients. “There are many older women who are on their own, sitting in their beds with no flowers or visitors,” said Ms Zalapa. “Talia’s gift of a rose and a cuddle brings such joy to these women – their eyes light up and are so appreciative that someone so young would give up her time to bring them the gift of happiness.”

Emanuel School has an extensive program for students to engage with the community and those in need. Principal Anne Hastings commented, “We are so proud of Talia and her dedication to spreading joy in the community. Emanuel School students regularly participate in various charitable events and assist at a number of organisations including Eastern Respite and Our Big Kitchen to name a few. This is an important part of our School’s philosophy and contributes towards our goal of Tikkum Olam”

Talia is a shining example of Tikkun Olam in action, giving flowers to patients throughout the hospital.

Leanne Zalapa, CEO of the Prince of Wales Foundation was touched by Talia’s generosity of spirit and commitment to bringing joy to the sick patients. “There are many older women who are on their own, sitting in their beds with no flowers or visitors,” said Ms Zalapa. “Talia’s gift of a rose and a cuddle brings such joy to these women – their eyes light up and are so appreciative that someone so young would give up her time to bring them the gift of happiness.”

Emanuel School has an extensive program for students to engage with the community and those in need. Principal Anne Hastings commented: “We are so proud of Talia and her dedication to spreading joy in the community. Emanuel School students regularly participate in various charitable events and assist at a number of organisations including Eastern Respite and Our Big Kitchen to name a few. This is an important part of our School’s philosophy and contributes towards our goal of Tikkum Olam”

 

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