[Photos below.] Lakewood, NJ – Last Tuesday, Dr. Reuven Shanik’s office closed at 6 p.m. for the day, indicating that something important was taking place. Perhaps just as dear to Dr. and Mrs. Shanik as the care and chessedthey perform for their patients is their Ahavas Tzedakah campaign through which they collect tzedakah for needy people in Lakewood. Through ads and contacts in each neighborhood, Dr. and Mrs. Shanik raise hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to help families in town.
The list of those needing help has grown, however, to the point that the Shaniks can’t shoulder the burden on their own. They therefore turned to the community at large to take part in a parlor meeting last Tuesday, in the parking lot of Dr. Shanik’s office, at Fourth Street and Madison Avenue, to help them raise the needed funds. The event, for men, featured remarks from Rav Simcha Bunim Cohen and Rav Yitzchok Sorotzkin. The program was chaired by Rabbi Nussi Muller.
The community knows that the Shaniks are available whenever called upon. The kehillah turned out in the hundreds to help the Shaniks in this vital cause that is so dear to them.
See below for photos of the event: