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 in synagogues around the world to remember what it means to be part of the nation. We will celebrate a new year with festive clothing and holiday meals. Yet without our help, thousands of the working poor 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.
Start Your Year Off Right with Yad Eliezer
Your 2012 High Holiday donations allowed Yad Eliezer to provide the poor of Israel with almost a million dollars in food and market vouchers. This Pesach, you upped the ante with donations of well over one million dollars, which provided assistance to more than 8,000 families. These families are struggling day by day, but hoping that soon the holidays will come and they will have the help in providing their children with some good nutritious meals.
Now the continuing fallout of the economic decline has raised the bar. Fewer jobs means more hunger. Recent surveys have shown that even many working families are living below the poverty line. That is where the Yad Eliezer family steps in.
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!
Your open heart is the difference between hunger and normalcy for thousands of Jewish children. Let this year be a Yad Eliezer year.
Let’s celebrate together.