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CHAG HASHAVOUT Campaign for the needy in ISRAEL!

Shavuot is a time to rejoice! We rejoice in the giving of the Torah, we rejoice in the strength of our nation, and we rejoice in our blessings. The scent of pastries and blintzes fills the air as we approach Chag Ha-Shavuot. Throughout Israel, little girls and boys are dressed in white and floral prints as they run and giggle through the streets during this holiday. With this pandemic, many people are waiting for Shavuot to finally escape the chains of quarantine and celebrate as a nation in thanks for the blessings we have. But 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 kids enjoy. That's why we are here. Together we can ensure that they too will be able to rejoice like their peers, and more importantly with the dignity and respect that a Jew is entitled to.

As we stand united in receiving the Torah, 

As we stand united during this pandemic, 

As we stand united when our brethren are in need!

Needy Israeli families are in need of food aid for the approaching Shavuot holiday. 

We must remember that just like there are Jews in Israel who do not have the luxury of stocking up on food for a quarantine, they do not have the necessities or funds to obtain them to make proper holiday Seudot for their struggling families. These families count their shekels at the register year-round. Let's work together and ensure these families give their children the chance to rejoice and celebrate this holiday with all its glory. Our children are just as affected by the changes and added anxiety this pandemic has caused. Let's help where we CAN, and provide struggling Israeli families with Food Cards for the upcoming holiday.

Please help us help our brethren so that they too can enjoy their holiday despite the unfortunate circumstances they find themselves in. Let's work together and ensure they too rejoice this Shavuot in Israel!

ONLY with your donation can this be a reality!

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

I wish to help my brethren in Israel with pre-paid Food Cards for the holiday of Chag Hashavuot for:

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 needy Israeli families with a minimum value of $80 to as much as $600, and for the holidays, the numbers go up to 10,000 families with assistance of at least $80 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

 

Please Make Checks Out 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

Thu, June 4 2020 12 Sivan 5780