Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg: CNN Hero

After losing his daughter to leukemia, Rabbi Goldberg is helping children battle serious illness.

After losing his daughter to leukemia, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg started Kids Kicking Cancer, to help children battling serious illness discover their inner power through martial arts. Rabbi Goldberg was recently selected as a CNN hero.

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Comments (9)

(9) Jeffrey Luebkert, December 4, 2014 5:39 PM

Keep up the good work rabbi!!

Watching CNN moments ago I noticed this guy on the CNN heroes segment. Being curious, I looked into what his life story was that had brought him to be considered for the honor. Needless to say, you don't have to be Jewish to recognize he's a mensch. The world needs more people like that. Shalom.

(8) Ruth Morris, October 7, 2014 6:56 AM

Knowledge is power

Knowing what they can do physically and mentally empowers these children who are going through hell on earth.
Yashar koach, Rabbi G!

(7) Anonymous, October 7, 2014 2:32 AM

There really are angels, who look like people. G-d bless Rabbi G.

(6) Lisa, October 6, 2014 9:51 AM

He lives his name....Melech

Melech.....seems like he definitely has kingly virtues!!
Yasher Koach to him.....may the Rabbi always have the want & energy to keep giving!!

(5) Hana Levine, October 6, 2014 6:01 AM

Vote for Rabbi G at CNN.com

I am a teacher in the Kids Kicking Cancer program in Israel, having used the techniques on myself following two total hip replacement surgeries, two weeks apart – I can vouch that it works!

Elimelech Goldberg, aka Rabbi G, the founder of the program, has been nomimated for CNN hero of the year.
If we vote for him the kids see it too –

Please pass on the word for everyone you know to vote for him and most importantly for the kids.In these next six weeks, you will be able to vote on www.cnnheroes.com for Elimelech Goldberg as the CNN Hero of the year.
He claims that he is not a hero, rather that he has been honored to hold the hands of many, many heroes through the years.
This is a platform for us to let the children of Kids Kicking Cancer know that they are being followed on
facebook www.facebook.com/kidskickingcancer and that the world is learning from their inspiration.
When they have purpose. They have less pain.

(4) Anonymous, October 6, 2014 3:38 AM

vote for him at CNN"s Hero of the Year!!

He has also been nominated for a shot at Heroe of the Year! So please vote at CNN Heroes the wonder of this Kiddush Hashem and his incredible work to spread wider and wider. Chizku Veimtzu!!

(3) Anonymous, October 6, 2014 2:40 AM

a great kiddush hashem- vote

u can vote once every day-- thru nov 16= on cnn heroes 2014 page
that wah everyone will se it

(2) Anonymous, October 5, 2014 3:59 PM


Powerful. What a brilliant idea. Who would think it's possible to get juvenile cancer patients to feel empowered. Rabbi G is amazing. (For a lighter side of the Rabbi, watch the Agent Emes DVD's. We recognized him from there!)

(1) Galia Berry, October 5, 2014 10:50 AM


Our family is so honored to be amongst the unofficial Rabbi (and Mrs.) G fan club for the past 36 years! May you continue as always to go from strength to strength ad 120.


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