We can decrease anxiety and increase festivity for the New Year
The High Holidays mark the beginning of the Jewish New Year. It is a time of new beginnings and new hopes. And while it is a season of renewal, the holidays are also a time of introspection, where Jews worldwide strive to improve their actions for the coming year. Part of this concept includes increasing good deeds and reaching out to help others.
With thousands of people struggling daily to feed their families, especially due to the lingering chaos caused by the health crisis (numerous households are still trying to recover from extended unemployment and other challenges), the High Holidays are, along with a time of introspection, also a time of great anxiety.
Needy parents know that the average family will enjoy festive foods and a festive atmosphere over the chagim, and they wish for the same. But due to circumstances often beyond their control, they find themselves stuck in the vicious cycle of poverty.
Yad Eliezer recognizes the great need that exists in homes like these throughout Israel and we strive to allay it with our donors' help. We also recognize that this time period affords the perfect opportunity to start the year off on an auspicious note.
Your donation to our High Holiday Campaign will help us change Yom Tov for so many families, enabling us to provide them with supermarket gift cards they can use to purchase exactly what they want for the holidays.
Together we can help families buy their essentials, thereby reducing their anxiety and increasing their festivity - and dignity - at their holiday table, a positive way to begin the New Year.
Last year, we distributed over $3 million worth of assistance. This year, with your help, we hope to make an even bigger difference.
With impoverished kids stuck at home, leaving parents unable to go to work, the loss of income makes an already difficult situation even worse. No money to buy food or pay the electric bill makes summer unbearable. We can bring relief.