Kiddush Hashem, with a Little Help from some Facebook Friends

23 Oct 2014

Jeff Leb OU HeadshotWhile it is often denounced as a colossal waste of time, once again it was Facebook to the rescue as a Cedarhurst resident turned to social media to perform the mitzvah of hashavas aveida.
Jeff Leb, the Orthodox Union’s New York State director of political affairs and president of the Peninsula Public Library in Lawrence, was riding the 4 train to his office in August when he noticed a camera on the floor. Picking up the camera, Leb noted that the only identifying information was the pictures on the camera’s memory card.

A call to the MTA’s lost and found department proved fruitless, leaving Leb to take matters into his own hands.

“I recognized the pictures right away as from the Superbowl last year,” Leb told VIN News.

Leb had actually been at Superbowl XLVIII with his ten year old son, who had, ironically, lost his mp3 at MetLife Stadium several months earlier.

Continue reading at

Further coverage of this feel-good story at Jew in the City.

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.