Monday, February 25, 2008

Eizer L'Shabbos Purim Campaign

Mishenechnas Adar Marbim Besimcha - When the month of Adar arrives, joy is increased!"

These days have come, and Purim – the festival synonymous with simcha and happiness – is right around the corner. Please take a moment to help bring joy and support to the families of the Holy Land, and take this opportunity to fulfill the Mitzva of Matanos Levyonim. Here in the Holy city of Tzfas there are numerous men, women and children that live amid great hardship and are faced with a daily struggle for basic necessities – you can help make a difference in their lives.

Eizer L'Shabbos has been serving the Tzfas community for years now, distributing food and financial aid to needy Jewish families of all kinds, and because we don't have offices with personnel and administrative or promotional costs, the funds you give go entirely to helping those in need. This year the crunch is especially hard; the economy in Eretz Yisroel and abroad, coupled with a weaker US dollar, has had a significant negative impact on raising much needed funds for these families.

The Torah tells us, "If there is a needy man among you in one of your gates, in the land which Hashem has given you, do not harden your heart nor shut your hand to your needy sibling" (Devarim 15:7). You can fulfill this passuk literally! And this act of charity does not only help the Jews of Tzfas as we know from the Navi Yeshaya: "Tzion b'mishpat tipade, v'shaveia b'tzdaka ( Zion shall be redeemed through justice, and her returnees, though Tzedaka)." So, please, keep the Jews of Tzfas in mind – and may we all celebrate this year amid joy and happiness, and may the merit of the Tzedaka bring the ultimate joy and celebration of redemption to the world!

The Purim package will be filled with the following items.

Fish, Chicken, Meat, Salami, Soy shnitzel, Yerushalmi kugel, Cereal for the kids, Nosh and Chocolates.

Each package is $70. The nosh is sponsored, so it's not included in the price. We want to give packages to over 400 family's, please help us.

You could sponsor any of these items:

Fish: $4,400

Chicken: $4,400

Meat: $5,500

Salami: $2,200

Soy shnitzel: $3,300

Yerushalmi kugel: $1,500

Cereal for kids: $3,300

Those wishing to help Eizer L'Shabbos in its important work may send their tax-deductible donations to:

Eizer L'Shabbos
5014 16th Avenue, Suite 319
Brooklyn, NY 11204