“The holiday period is finally over!” This statement has likely been said by thousands of Jewish people all over the world. While everyone enjoys the actual holidays, the preparation alone causes loads of stress and anxiety for many people. Then there’s the entertainment of other families that stop by…or the massive food bill…or the cleanup. In short, it’s these things that make people say “finally, it’s done with!”

People are so happy that even though they tend to complain about their jobs throughout the year, you’d be hard pressed to find someone to complain the first day back from the Sukkot holiday. That almost one-month period between Rosh Hashanah and the end of Sukkot is finally over for everyone. Unfortunately, though, it’s not over for Yad Ezra V’Shulamit.

Yes, it is true that we have loads of preparation during the year for all of our initiatives and events. From the Children’s Center to the meal packaging, it’s never a quiet day. But, there is one time of the year where we put in more effort than anywhere else. That time of year? Winter.

Winter is Coming

For all of you meteorologists out there, yes, we know. It’s not winter for another 2 months and change. But, for Yad Ezra V’Shulamit, it may as well be starting tomorrow.

Every year, we run a coat’s campaign that provides warm jackets to needy children in Israel. The planning alone takes several weeks. In addition to coats, we provide many other basic necessities for these children and families who struggle daily.

Sukkot is over, and while you may finally experience some down time, we are just ramping up our efforts.

If you’d like to learn more about what we do during the winter months and how it translates into success, you can read an email we received last year from a family we support.

While winter may not be here for another 2+ months, it’s never too early to help these children. While we have started working on our winter programs, please consider making a donation today that will help keep these children warm.

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