This past weekend was President’s Day weekend, and the Maccabi Torch visited the museum of Georgia’s own Presidential son Jimmy Carter.
The Carter Center is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1982. The Center is located adjacent to the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, which are owned and operated by The United States National Archives and Records Administration.
The Carter Center’s goal is to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering, including helping improve the quality of life for people in more than 80 countries. It also leads disease eradication efforts, spearheading the campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease, as well as controlling and treating onchocerciasis, trachoma, lymphatic filariasis, and malaria through awareness campaigns. It’s role in mediating conflicts has been crucial in various political peacekeeping negotiations such as assisting unofficial Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in designing a model agreement for peace – called The Geneva Accord.
President Carter continues his humanitarian efforts to this day, including participating in the construction of houses for Habitat for Humanity…at the age of 94. President Carter has remained steadfast in his morals and his efforts to aid in humanitarian causes all around the globe!
It is our opinion that President Carter demonstrates some if not all our Midot Values. Repairing the world, respect, and big heartedness are represented through his various charitable efforts and his character.
It is our hope that we display even some of the character of President Jimmy Carter. His popularity post-presidency is proof of just how much he does; not only in his local community, but across the country, and around the world. From humble beginnings as a peanut farmer; he proved that with good character, honesty and respect one can achieve anything, even the Presidency!