YOUR SUPPORT WILL MAKE PURIM THE FESTIVE HOLIDAY IT SHOULD BE
The Power of Matanot L'Evyonim
Is there any event in Jewish history as unique in its "topsy-turviness" as the Purim story?
Back in the time of the Megilla, confusion and fear were miraculously transformed into joy and great celebration.
No wonder the holiday is so full of rollicking excitement, happiness, fun and activity!
Purim is also one of the holiest days of the year, an opportune time to do mitzvot and chesed that help the needy, for whom the holiday is not quite as fun. Impoverished families struggle with the cost of the most basic groceries and expenses on a daily basis, so when Purim arrives, feelings of excitement and celebration are lost. Money for kids’ costumes, Mishlochei Manot and Seudas is non-existent, causing Purim to become a disappointing, difficult day.
And due to the ever growing rise in food costs and other basic necessities, the number of struggling families has also risen significantly. There'sbeena7.5% increase in the number of struggling households, compared to pre-pandemic figures!
As a leading charity for Israel, American Friends of Yad Eliezer/B'ezri works to alleviate poverty related challenges for families as often, and for as many needs, as possible. With your help, in true Purim style our Matanot L’Evyonim program will transform their time of sadness and discouragement into a day of great festivity.
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.