Hasidic Jewish Volunteer Guru to Carry Olympic Torch in England
Londoner Efraim Goldstein, a 22 year old Orthodox Jew who established multiple volunteer organizations by the time he was 16, will carry the Olympic torch this summer leading into the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to carry the torch,” Goldstein said. “It’s a unique opportunity in life and I’m very happy to be part of it.”
Organizations which Goldstein helped establish include the Shomrim Patrol Volunteers, Emergency Search and Rescue Group, and Efraim Time. This is in addition to a soup kitchen for the homeless which Goldstein manages as well.