Letter from – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, ztzl.
I here give my recommendation for the great chessed organization “Yad Ezra V’Shulamit” – Jerusalem. This organization assists hundred of needy families including widows and orphans each week, by distributing essential food parcels. Furthermore, they support sick people and their families by providing assistance for their medical needs.
It is of great merit to generously support them. And may Hashem (G-d) bestow reward upon you.
May Hashem (G-d) repay all the volenteers and those who assist and may they merit a prospeous and long life, blessed with happiness, health and wealth.
Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita meets with the directors of Yad Ezra V’Shulamit
“ It is preferable to distribute food baskets that are equally the same to a larger number of people rather than giving less people baskets with more in them. “ So was told on Tuesday (Sep 4th, 2012) to Rav Aryeh Luri – the founder and director of Yad Ezra V’Shualmit by Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlita. Yad Ezra V’Shulamit is an organization that started about 15 years ago and helps needy families. At this time of year the organization starts its yearly fundraising campaign that enables them to continue doing their work. In the afternoon the directors of the organization – Rav Aryeh Luri and Rav Shimon Pinto came to the home of Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlita in Beni Brak to begin the campaign and receive a bracha. Rav Kanievsky, who is familiar with the organization for many years now from up close, agreed to begin the fundraising campaign and welcomed them warmly. Before they spoke about the campaign, Rav Aryeh addressed some questions regarding the manner in which the food baskets are to be distributed to needy families and how to bring youth closer to Torah and Mitzvot. At first Rav Kanievsky was asked about the fact that every week about 4,000 food baskets are distributed, and during the holidays the numbers get up to 15,000. “Should we focus on giving less families bigger baskets and more help, or give more families smaller baskets?” asked the organizations CEO. Rav Kanievsky responded that it is preferable to assist as many needy families as possible in an equal manner. Rav Aryeh Luri also asked as regarding to the youth programs :” Today the problem is not only in the teen boys, rather the girls too need help. Where is better to focus our energy and resources – with the girls or boys?” The Rav answered that in this issue too, the best way is to invest in everyone equally.After the Rav answered and guided the directors of Yad Ezra V’Shulamit, he gave his donation for the fundraising campaign and gave a bracha to the directors that they should have success in everything they do.
Letter from – Rabbi Mordechi Eliyahu ztzl.
I’d like to state my sincere recommendations for the Chessed Organizations “Yad Ezra V’Shulamit” – Jerusalem.
The chessed organization “Yad Ezra V’Shulamit” distributes food parcel each week to about 500 families, and on the Jewish festivals: to about 1500 families.
It is of great merit to generously assist this organization.
All those who assist will be blessed with goodness both material and spiritual and with sons, life and prosperity
Letter from the Prime Minister of the State of Israel – Benjamin Netanyahu
Shana tova to all of you. May it be a good year for Am Yisrael. Certainly we’ve enjoyed better years now after the difficult times we had economically. When I was finance minister we were facing the abyss, we had to take drastic measures to save the economy. It has been saved. It’s robust, it’s growing, but we know that there was a price. We know that there are people who are still left behind. And even though the government is helping them now with the newfound funds because of the economic growth, there are still social needs that are dire, people in need, children in need. This is why I’m supporting Yad Ezra V’Shulamit that is helping feed these children, and this is why you should support them. Now, I know you’re doing your best, and I want you to do more. This is a very worthwhile project. To give from the heart, to the heart of a young child. So I want to, again, wish you the best of holidays, and remind all of us that kol yisrael areivim zeh lezeh, and that Yad Ezra V’Shulamit will never forget them, and you shouldn’t either. Thank you.