Aliza and Boris J. were happily married for 15 years, going about their daily lives while raising a large, beautiful family. When Boris was diagnosed with cancer his initial prognosis was positive and his family looked forward to the day he would be back at home, laughing and playing with his children. Sadly it was not to be and he passed away from the illness, leaving everyone behind.
Shortly before Pesach, Shlomo and Yehudit S., a young Jerusalem couple, were excited to learn they were expecting. As they happily discussed whether it would be a boy or a girl, Yehudit certainly wasn't expecting that a few weeks later Shlomo would lose his life in a tragic car accident, never having seen his new child.
The loss of a spouse and parent is always terrible, always heartbreaking. The devastation and emotional pain experienced by the family never fully subside. They are only made worse once the surviving members find themselves in a desperate financial situation- when their main breadwinner is suddenly gone and they are unable to cover even their most basic needs.
American Friends of Yad Eliezer is there for these families, providing them with financial and emotional assistance.
The Keren Chanan & Miriam Vim Widow and Orphan Fund and the Jack Fogel Orphan Fund help Israel's needy widows and orphans live their lives with dignity, by supplying much needed funds to cover a myriad of vital expenses.
Cooperation with our food programs including Food Boxes and Shabbat Chicken ensure that these families, who are likely to go hungry--don't.
Every donation to American Friends of Yad Eliezer's Widows and Orphans Fund helps keep a heartbroken family afloat, preventing them from slipping into financial & emotional despair, accompanying them as they slowly work to build their lives, anew.
Over 800 widows and 5000+ children are assisted through this fund.
For over 20 years, we've been helping needy couples make their wedding celebrations, saving families from incurring terrible debt. To date over 15,000 couples have celebrated their special day with dignity.