Let your High Holidays mean more by sharing the celebration with the poor of Israel.
The High Holidays bring together the global Jewish family. This Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, millions will gather around the world to remember what it means to be part of the Jewish Nation. We will celebrate a new year with festive clothing and holiday meals. Yet without your help, thousands of poor families in Israel will not be able to share in our celebration.
Struggling against a cold economic climate and an increasingly inequitable job market, many of these families will be unable to provide even a chicken for the family holiday meals. The hunger of every other day will characterize these special days as well – unless we stand up for what Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur really mean.
This Rosh Hashana, include the poor of Israel in your celebration of the Jewish New Year.
Prepare for the High Holidays
Your donations will allow Yad Eliezer to provide chicken and supermarket vouchers to thousands of people in Israel this Rosh HaShana. Bulk chicken purchases allow Yad Eliezer to purchase large quantities at cost price and distribute them all over the country.
Needy families receive a case of chickens and supermarket vouchers worth $180 to feed them throughout the High Holidays. Families struggling with the most extreme cases of poverty also receive financial aid. In order to avoid embarrassment, discrete neighborhood distributors throughout Israel welcome the poor to their homes to pick up the chickens and vouchers.
Your holiday donation through Yad Eliezer goes further than if you had given it directly to the poor. A generous donor has pledged to match each $2 donation with $1. Local retailers add 6%-8% value of the vouchers as well. That means that your $100 donation will provide about $160 of aid!
Last year, we distributed over $1 million worth of chicken and other holiday essentials to thousands of needy families. This Rosh HaShana, with your help, we hope to make an even bigger difference.
Your open heart is the difference between hunger and satiation for thousands of Jewish children.
Let’s celebrate together