Betsy & Ed Karotkin


Ed and I feel a deep connection to our Tidewater Jewish community and to Jews throughout the world. We hope that our children will also honor the obligation to help others and become part of this legacy. Our family believes in the Talmudic value, ”It is not for you to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it.”

For us, this means giving of oneself, as well as one’s resources. We are all very proud of Ed’s work on behalf of the Physicians for Peace and the Tom Hofheimer Medical Mission to improve healthcare wherever there is a need. His work inspires and motivates us to continue “repairing the world.”