Upon receipt of a message delivered to her from an imprisoned rabbi via an Aleppo, Syrian Jewish woman visiting her family in Toronto, Canada “Our children are your children. Don’t forget us. You have to help us get out”, mother, wife, daughter and musicologist Judy Feld Carr began to make a difference.
Feld Carr, now in her seventies, spent the next 28 years answering the calls from Jews to be rescued from the grotesque horrors suffered upon them by Syria’s brutal anti-Semitic regime. As a hidden spymaster, she orchestrated the escape of 3,228 Jews from Syria.
For her perseverance and selfless acts of heroism, Feld Carr, humanitarian, received “official citations from Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, and her admittance to the Order of Canada and granting of Israel’s Presidential Award of Distinction.”