The following highlights from the past 20 years illustrate how Keren HaTzadik is “Helping All in Need” as the needs arise:
• After the expulsion from Gush Katif in 2005, Keren HaTzadik came to the aid of innumerable families who lost their homes, and it continues to support many of these families at present.
•Keren HaTzadik’s volunteers were the first to arrive on the scene to help the people of Tzfat, Haifa, Tiberius, Kiryat Shmona, Shlomi and other cities attacked by Hezbollah’s Katyusha rockets during the summer of 2006.
• Keren HaTzadik was the first organization to enter Sederot amid the falling Kassam rockets and to continue to offer material support and encouragement over these past years.
•During operation Pillar of Defense in 2012 Keren HaTzadik’s volunteers, while under fire, supplied food, toys and moral support to the families in bomb shelters. A special relationship was developed with Kibbutz Zikim.
• Keren HaTzadik procures and distributes electric and kerosene heaters to families who certifiably cannot afford them. Many of the people who received heaters from Keren HaTzadik had previously been taken to the hospital with hypothermia due to overexposure to the cold in their own homes.
• Keren HaTzadik through its Lifros Kenafayim program has provided tuition-free professional training to impoverished individuals to enable them to lift themselves out of poverty.
• Keren HaTzadik has educated the public about the importance of Chesed- Helping All in Need, through special events and its Kolel devoted to learning and teaching the Jewish way of Chesed/kindness, giving and gratitude.
Keren HaTzadik/ Rabbi Aryeh Levin Fund rescues and distributes surplus food, provides heaters and job services to impoverished IDF-Hesder and Gush Katif families, Torah Scholars, victims of terror and others in need.
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Who receives assistance from Keren HaTzadik?
In addition to responding to the needs of anyone in distress, Keren HaTzadik is known as the organization that helps:
What does Keren HaTzadik do with your generous support?
Keren HaTzadik strives to emulate the love and kindness of Rabbi Aryeh Levin, of blessed memory, by “Helping All in Need” across the religious and socio-economic spectrum of Israeli society with food, heat, moral support and much more!
Keren HaTzadik supports people in distress and assists them to get back to work and back on their feet.
How does Keren HaTzadik help? Food, Heat, Jobs & more.
Keren HaTzadik’s trucks collect hundreds of tons of surplus food from farms, catered events, and manufacturers. Millions of dollars’ worth of surplus food that otherwise would have gone to waste has been rescued by Keren HaTzadik and shared with thousands of needy families. In addition, neighborhood campaigns enlist scores of children in the collection of packaged foods from neighbors.
In our Computer and Internet Studio, individuals who lack computers and the Internet can search for jobs, design, print and fax resumes, and respond to job offers by telephone and email-- all at no cost to them.
Each winter, Keren HaTzadik saves hundreds of individuals from hypothermia, by distributing space heaters to needy families living in unheated homes.
Keren HaTzadik meticulously guards the dignity and anonymity of the recipients, many of whom are members of the upper and middle classes, strangers to poverty who have suffered serious economic setbacks.
As noted above, Keren HaTzadik encourages employment. Knowing that their privacy will be protected, the temporarily unemployed know that they can turn to Keren HaTzadik for support during the stressful period between jobs. The roster of families grows and shrinks as families get back to work and others fall on hard times, but approximately 1000 families, are helped on a regular basis. Among them are many Gush Katif families who are still struggling to rebuild their lives.
The families of Keren HaTzadik, (with very rare exception,) turn to no other organization for assistance. Why? Because Keren HaTzadik is the only organization that can guarantee the highest level of anonymity to the recipients according to Jewish Law and Israeli law. (More details about Keren HaTzadik’s unique legal status in Israel can be found at http://ch7.io/aO2y.
Keren HaTzadik is a tax-exempt organization in Israel and meticulously fulfills the legal requirements incumbent upon it according to the laws of the State of Israel.
Keren HaTzadik USA is an IRS approved 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization. All contributions are tax-deductible. Please mail your generous contribution to Keren HaTzadik USA, c/o Rabbi Moshe (Jordan) Yasgur, 26 Canterbury Court, Teaneck, NJ 07666 or donate here.
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