Monday, April 14, 2008

Caring Jews & Christians bless Yehuda & Shomron for Passover

I received the following email and appeal from a very compassionate Jew. Alan would greatly appreciate your contribution to this truly worthy cause. Thank you so much for considering this mitzvah for Passover. Chag Pesach Sameach.

Buddy Macy



Dear Buddy,

I was told that you have a very extensive e-mail list of caring Jews who would be interested in this topic. I run a special fund for Pesach that helps families only in Yehuda and Shomron. We provide each of the families with Matzohs, Wine, Grape Juice, Meat and Potatoes as well as a Check for Yom Tov.

All of our recipients are screened as to need, and we have absolutely no expenses. Every penny that is collected is distributed to the needy families.

If you would please forward the attached letter to your e-mail list it would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 347.992.7411.

Thank you,

Alan Hirsch

Dear Friends,

Last year, we were able to accomplish the impossible. We were able to help over 900 families in the Gush Etzion/Hebron areas for Pesach. We also provided Matzoh and funds for every displaced Gush Katif family that needed assistance.

This year we have been contacted by even more families that are in need. They come from yishuvim such as Hebron, Kiryat Arba, Maala Amos, Bat Ayin, Metzad, Maale Chaver, Alon Shvut, Neve Daniele, Itamar, Shilo, Nokdim and the most out-of-the way places in Israel. Many of the people are victims of terror.

We have the ability to deliver to every one of these places. Every penny that you give is spent on the purchase and distribution of Pesach needs, with no other overhead whatsoever.

I know you are aware that the situation is very serious throughout Yesha at the present time. Talk about retreat and the dividing Yerushalayim is on the agenda.

This year we have a new obstacle, the “sinking dollar.” In order to do exactly what we did last year without adding families or any extras we need another $40,000. All of our bills are in Shekels not dollars. Our Matzah bill alone will go up by over $8,000.

We have already ordered and paid for the wine, matzohs, grape juice and other Pesach foods. All that’s left is the checks for the needy families. We must raise another $100,000 to match last year’s amount -- we need your help.

If you have any questions, please contact me at: 718.377.8016. Please forward your check to Congregation Bnai Israel at 3190 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11210.

Thank you for your help. Best wishes for you and your families for a Chag Kasher Vsameach.

Tizke LeMitzvot.


Alan Hirsch


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