Matanos L’Evyonim: Help the Neediest of Bnei Torah


-Communicated- For generations, Ezras Torah has been on the forefront of providing assistance to needy B’nei Torah in Eretz Yisroel. Whether it is help with Yom Tov, emergency medical help, marrying off yesomim or housing assistance, Ezras Torah has always been there. As a result, Ezras Torah’s applications office receives many thousands of requests for financial assistance each year.

Being privy to the financial straits of so many Evyonim (destitute individuals), Ezras Torah is uniquely positioned to use that information to set up a very meaningful Matanos L’Evyonim distribution. The neediest families are identified by Ezras Torah’s Gabboei Tzedoka (trustees). They are intimately familiar with the poor and distraught Torah families across Eretz Yisroel.

These are people whose constant companion is poverty. People who for one reason or another cannot provide even the most basic necessities for their families. Inadequate food, unsuitable shelter, and no clothing budget to speak of.

Each family will receive a respectable sum of money ($150-$300) depending on the family circumstance as Matanos L’Evyonim. To families such as these, this amount is of money is highly significant. The Simchas Purim experienced by these people is indescribable! The more money that Ezras Torah raises during the Matanos L’Evyonim drive, the more families that can be helped.

Last year, Ezras Torah through its Matanos L’Evyonim campaign managed to help b”h more than a hundred of the neediest families living in Eretz Yisroel, providing material relief to many hundreds of destitute individuals.

  • Per the directive of Maran Hagaon Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlit”a to the Gabboim of Ezras Torah, the money will be given at a time that is Purim both for the donors and the Evyonim, and only to those who live in a city that celebrates Purim on the fourteenth of Adar. This ensures that one fulfills the Mitzva according to all opinions.
  • Donors can choose how much of their money goes to each Evyon.

Celebrate your own Simchas Purim with the knowledge that you helped so many of the neediest B’nei Torah and their families celebrate their Purim!

You can participate in this very great mitzvah by:

  1. Clicking here, or
  2. By calling the Ezras Torah designated Matanos L’evyonim voice mail hotline at 800-432-0554.

Please note that donations must be given by 10am Purim Morning to be distributed on Purim. Donations received after that time will be given on Shushan Purim in a city celebrating Purim that day.