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Join our Shavuot Campaign in Benefit of the Orphans and Needy Families in Israel!

The scent of dairy pastries and blintzes fill the air reminding us that Shavuot is almost here! On this special holiday, little girls and boys dressed in white and floral prints giggle through the streets of Israel. It is known that on Shavuot we celebrate Matan Torah; the moment that marks our unity as a nation.

This Shavuot for many of our brethren in Israel the joy of Z'man Matan Torateinu will be eclipsed by the burden of the poverty they face. The statistic are heart-wrenching; 2.5 million Israelis live in poverty, out of which 1.1 are children, and 1 in every 4 Holocaust survivor cannot make ends meet.

Not only are thousands of Israeli families struggling to put a hot meal on the table, they are also coping with the trauma and fear that trail the new wave of barbaric terrorism in our Holy Land. In the past two months some 19 Israelis have lost their lives at the hands of terrorism. New widows, orphans, families, and the entire nation struggles to find a sense of normalcy and security under the current situation.  

We are here as a nation, once again preparing to celebrate another chag shavuot! Yet, as we prepare with anticipation for this special holiday, I ask that you remember that Israel has suffered economically so much during this pandemic! I ask that you remember that there are many children in Israel who don't have that luxury of celebrating with their loved ones and enjoying the delicacies and abundance most Jewish children enjoy! I ask you to remember the orphans and the needy families, the elderly Holocaust survivors and the destitute!

That's why we are here!

Remember the words our ancestors made echo at the base of Mount Sinai-- Naaseh v'Nishma!

Together we can ensure that the orphans and needy families in Israel will be able to rejoice like their peers, and with the dignity and respect that a Jew is entitled to.

As we stand in unity on the day of Matan Torah, I ask you to stand in unity with our orphans and needy brethren in Israel!

Needy Israeli families are in need of food and supplies for the holiday. We must remember that there are Jews in Israel who do not have the luxury of purchasing food for the holiday, for they struggle daily to count their shekels at the register! Let's work together and ensure that they too can give their children the chance to rejoice and celebrate this holiday in all its glory.

Putting food on their tables is the only way to ensure orphans and needy families in Israel have food!

Please open your hearts and donate Food Cards to the orphans and needy families in Israel for Chag Hashavuot! For: a

Victims of terror

Families of IDF soldiers

Orphans and needy families

by clicking HERE and donating online.

or send a check by regular mail to: 

    Global Jewish Assistance & Relief Network (JAR)

1414 Carroll Street Brooklyn. NY 11213

GJARN is a non-profit organization registered under 501 (c) 3. Tax Id# 11-309-5240

Each and every month throughout the year, the Jewish Assistance & Relief (JAR) provides close to 2,000 "Food Cards" for orphans and needy Israeli families with a minimum value of $96 to as much as $600, and for the holidays, the numbers go up to 10,000 families with assistance of at least $96 to help with the added holiday expenses.

Meet our volunteers and professionals making all of this happen in Israel!

Highlights of the Food Card Program:

Recipients are chosen by local Ministry of Welfare offices based on thier financial needs. Many families have work, but are struggling to make ends meet; some lost their jobs, family sickness, economic hardships caused by the war on terror, death, etc.

Families receive pre-paid food debit cards accepted throughout Israel at any of the 400 Branches of Supersol, Blue Square National Supermarket, Machsanei HaShuk, Victory, Yeinot Beitan, and Shuk Mehadrin chain stores,where they shop with dignity, and are able to buy foods of their choice.

Our Food Cards are pre-programmed so that families can only purchase basic food and household products, and excludes any purchases of cigarettes, alcohol, clothing, cosmetics, electronics, or gourmet foods.

Food Cards are issued for six months, and sometimes extended for another six months if there are extenuating circumstances, giving families time to adapt to their new economic situation and learn to live within their means.

Recipient families are overseen by their local welfare officers with additional oversight by the Jewish Assistance Fund, the Israeli arm of JAR.

Cards are issued throughout the year, as well as during a war or at holidays.

Recipients come  from all walks of life and from throughout Israel with absolutely no discrimination, and include: orphans, single parent families, holocaust survivors, the elderly, soldiers of the IDF, and special needs children, etc.

Food Cards are programmed with different amounts based on donor specifications and recipient needs.

Our administrative budget in Israel is covered by the rebates we receive from the national retailers so that 100% of your donation goes directly to feed needy families. There is NO warehouse and logistical fees spent to cover packaging and distribution costs, as families receive their cards in the mail and then go shop like all other citizens.


In the merit of your generous donation,

may you and your loved ones enjoy a Happy Shavuot! 

!חג שבועות שמח לכל עם ישראל

Wed, March 29 2023 7 Nisan 5783