Is there any event in Jewish history as unique in its "topsy-turviness" as the Purim story?
Back in the time of the Megilla, sadness, confusion and fear were miraculously transformed into joy and great celebration.
No wonder the holiday is so full of rollicking excitement, happiness, fun and activity!
Purim is also one of the holiest days of the year, an opportune time to do mitzvot and chesed that help the needy, for whom Purim is not quite as fun. Impoverished families struggle with the cost of the most basic groceries and expenses on a daily basis, so when Purim arrives, feelings of excitement and celebration are lost. Money for kids’ costumes, mishlochei manot and seudas is non existent, causing Purim to become a disappointing and difficult day.
In our generation, Yad Eliezer’s Matanot L’Evyonim program can once more transform a time of sadness and discouragement
into a day of celebration. Your donations will help feed thousands of poor families all over Israel, bringing them smiles and laughter on Purim day, making it really feel like a holiday again.
Together, we can V'Nahafoch-hu.
All Matanot L'Evyonim donations received on the 14th of Adar will be distributed outside Jerusalem,
and those received on the 15th (Shushan Purim) will be distributed in Jerusalem.
Since 1989, we have been privileged to help create happy holiday memories for some 8,000 poor families by discretely distributing vouchers for chicken, meat, and other foodstuffs as well as clothing and shoes.
For over 20 years, we have been catering simple but elegant weddings for couples who otherwise could not afford it. To date Yad Eliezer has helped over 13,000 couples celebrate their special day with dignity.