One pilot had never laid tefillin before.
Weinfeld stopped by the cockpit to thank the pilots for the flight on his way off the plane. One pilot responded with the Yiddish expression “zei gezunt,” (in English, be well) and Weinfeld offered to help him lay tefillin.
One good deed led to another when the co-pilot, 44, said he too was Jewish and had never performed the ritual in his life. An impromptu bar mitzvah was performed on the spot!