Heroes are everywhere, and everyday people are acting on their potential daily. According to Kfir Gavrieli, heroes can be doctors, nurses, or people showing the simplest acts of kindness and compassion. An everyday act of heroism is for a person to show up in their daily lives with passion.
There is tremendous potential in all people, and when we foster a sense of purpose and ignite our intrinsic ability to be a hero, it can make all the difference. We live in a world where everything from the climate to the world’s food supply, to education, energy, and the environment are being tested to their limits. If we are to survive as a species, we need heroes who use their knowledge, ingenuity, and sense of empathy to help make the world a better place.
Kfir Gavrieli’s hero work involves a myriad of ways. He said that he volunteers at his local soup kitchen, where he, along with his wife and business partner (Ann Gavrieli), does whatever he can to help. While volunteering, he talks to people to learn what challenges they face in their lives and what services are available to them.
Gavrieli and his wife lead the Gavrieli Foundation homeless program, where they use funds raised through a corporate and private-public partnership to help out. Those are all everyday acts of heroism; they happen all around us, every day. What inspires you? Kfir says: Inspiration comes from anywhere.
Kfir Gavrieli: My wife and my four kids are all heroes. They are children of Israel, and they are very Jewish. They follow Jewish law, and they always observe the Shabbat. They all spend quality time with the Torah. They do what they should do as children of Israel. “Heroism is an action that a person performs that benefits others and at the same time, helps the person in the process.” Refer to this page for more information.