Monday, June 19, 2006

Question & Answer With Rabbi Binyomin Rosenberg - Eizer L'Shabbos

A Simple Jew asks:

What is the story behind the founding of Eizer L'Shabbos?

Rabbi Binyomin Rosenberg answers:

Eizer L'Shabbos started around 15 years ago when I lived in the United States. My beloved friends Rabbi Tukatzinsky and Rabbi Trenk told me the situation and poverty of Tzefat where dozens of families without basic food products. Once I moved to Tzefat with my family ten years ago, I saw the dire situation with my own eyes and decided to get into it full force. As Tzefat's religious population increased, we started giving to more families. A few years ago, we saw the need to sponsor families in order that these families should receive food on a steady basis. Today, we have 20 sponsors and need many more sponsors since most families only receive Eizer L'Shabbos food packages every other week, every third week, monthly, or for holidays.

The more I get into it the more I see the need for this organization.

Commenting on a past posting about this organization, Rabbi Dovid Sears wrote, "Eizer L'Shabbos really does what it claims to do. This is such a chashuvah tzedakah -- I can't recommend it highly enough!"

Please help Eizer L'Shabbos continue its important work. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to:

Eizer L'Shabbos
5014 16th Avenue, Suite 319
Brooklyn N.Y. 11204

In Israel, please send donations to:

Eizer L'Shabbos
P.O.B. 1285

Rabbi Binyomin Rosenberg
(Photograph courtesy of Eizer L'Shabbos)

Click here to watch a new video about this organization.


At June 19, 2006 at 10:27:00 AM EDT, Blogger yitz said...

Chabibi, when you mention a Tzedaka org, especially one that is concerned with people in Israel, don't you think it would be appropriate to mention an Israeli address as well? I mean, at least ONE of your readers lives in Israel... :))

At June 19, 2006 at 1:20:00 PM EDT, Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Never heard of it thanks for the info.

At June 19, 2006 at 1:48:00 PM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Yitz: Done

Socialworker/frustrated work: I encourage everyone to try to give something to help them out.

At June 19, 2006 at 3:47:00 PM EDT, Blogger AMSHINOVER said...

i've been supporting RBR for a while and sukos he took me on a tour of the operation, this tzedaka is of the highest caliber and worthy of our help.

At June 19, 2006 at 7:44:00 PM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Amshinover: Thank you for your words of endorsement.

At June 19, 2006 at 7:56:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Yisroel. i have known Rabbi Rosenberg for about 20 years.

our family has been involved with the organization for many years.

As amshi said, this tzedeka is of the highest caliber !!

A few years ago, i stayed over at his home for shabbos. I can testify that he cannot walk 10 feet in tzfas without someone coming over and bless him for all the chesed he has done and is constantly doing.

He helps jews from all backgrounds and is the most non-judgmental chasidishe jew i have ever met.

Simple Jew, thank you for advertising his tzedka on your site.

At June 19, 2006 at 8:02:00 PM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Yisroel: Thank YOU for telling us more about Eizer L'Shabbos.

At June 19, 2006 at 9:36:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are welcome,


At June 20, 2006 at 12:14:00 PM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Yitz: Rabbi Rosenberg just left a message for me regarding your comment. He said that he prefers that donations be sent to the U.S. address since they are deposited into his account immediately are tax-deductible (while those deposited in Israel are not).

At June 20, 2006 at 2:08:00 PM EDT, Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Well thanks I will have to look into it.

At June 20, 2006 at 9:23:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binyomin is a tzadik.


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