Just say the word and immediately, those classic associations come to mind: Candles & Oil. Chanukah gelt. Latkes & Sufganiot. Warmth. Joy. Light. It may be hard to imagine, but it’s not like that for everyone.
For Israeli families living in poverty, the eight nights of Chanukah are not especially joyful, as they aren’t unlike all the other nights of the year. Forget gifts. Forget special foods...the nights of Chanukah are just eight more nights of hunger. Eight more nights of shivering in bed, without a winter blanket or heat in the room.
Eight more nights of wishing life could be different.
But with your Chanukah donations we can make it different. Yad Eliezer runs over 20 social service programs that support impoverished individuals and families with assistance for immediate needs, bringing some of the light and joy back to into their lives during the eight nights of Chanukah and throughout the rest of the year. We also have programs aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty for people in need-lighting the way towards more promising futures.
This Chanukah, give a gift that makes a real difference. Light up a life with Yad Eliezer.