For generations, Ezras Torah has been on the forefront of providing assistance to needy Bnei Torah in Eretz Yisroel. Whether it is help with Yom Tov, emergency medical help, or marrying off yesomim, Ezras Torah has always been there.
As a result, Ezras Torah application 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 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. Last year, among the beneficiaries was a respected Magid shiur whose Yeshiva was unable to pay his salary for over a year (due to recent government cutbacks).
Each family will receive the respectable sum of $300 (almost 1200 ש”ח) as Matanos L’Evyonim. To families such as these, this amount is of money is highly significant. They can finally have some food to alleviate their hunger, prevent a utility shut- down, and perhaps even buy some much needed clothing. 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 inaugurated the Matanos L’Evyonim campaign on a very limited scale. Well over 140 destitute individuals benefited in a meaningful way.
Per the directive of Maran Hagaon Rav Chaim Kanievsky, שליט”א, 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.
Imagine how much your own Simchas Purim will be enhanced, knowing that you helped a family in such a meaningful way!
Donors can choose how much of their money goes to each אביון.
You can participate in this very great mitzvah by clicking here, or by calling 800-581-4548
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.