Video: MBD Describes Sandy Damage, Seagate Hurricane Emergency Fund


mbd[Video below.] Sea Gate, NY – The devastation is real and the damage is more than just physical. Families have lost everything. “The only thing left is the shirt on my back” is no longer a saying. It’s reality.

Donations are desperately needed to help hundreds of families start to recover from the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Families are in desperate need of temporary boarding, clothing, emergency home repairs, medical expenses, temporary transportation to/from work, and meals for families and volunteers

This Seagate Hurricane Emergency Fund is being administered by Rav Pinchos Meisels, Dayan of Seagate.

Tax deductible checks can be sent to: Congregation Yereim of Seagate, Attn: Hurricane relief fund, 1303 53rd Street, #258, Brooklyn, NY 11219.

If you can assist with special equipment, clothing, or other assistance, email or call 718.557.7774. You can also call the Sea Gate Command Center at 718.705.9666.

Wholesalers and retailers who are able to donate food, clothing, and other staples should please call 718.557.7774 or email us at

Click below for a video of Mordechai Ben David describing the scene in Sea Gate in the aftermath of the hurricane:

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  1. With tears rolling down I’m so so Heartbroken !!!! to see so many Yidden and non Yidden suffer!!!

    Thank you B P Shomrim (especially my friend Pinny U R the best!) for teaching Klall Yisroel by example how to go out all the way to be kind and help another person in need.

    Reb. Mordechai what a Tzadik of a Yid, who ever reached out to him for help he was always responded generously to them, we must have HaKoras Hatov in return.

    But listen here Rabosi… unfortunately it’s not over yet. It seems that there’s another storm on the horizon “New, Storm May Hit East Coast” being reported in the news, how should we look at these hard times and what can we learn from it????

    AGAIN: It’s Heartbreaking to see it coming again, but I guess if we didn’t wake up enough with the Franken-storm the first warning that Hashem sent us, we have to suffer another storm, not nice to compare but Pharaoh and the Mitzriyim also didn’t wake up from the Makos, so Hashem had to keep on pounding them with many more hardships till they eventually drowned.

    The storm and the warning we just had wasn’t very harsh to many of us, even though many suffered and some are still suffering, i.e. no phone service, no electric, long lines at gas stations and after waiting four hours in line they tell us “sorry buddy no more gas left” etc. I don’t get it. Haven’t we just lived through a massive storm of destruction, how can we ignore it? Hashem is literally begging us to make big changes in our lives in all aspects; He is trying so hard to wake us up from our deeeeep sleeeep. Why we are still ignoring him? The proof that we are still ignoring him is that he is sending us another storm.

    There are sections of the region that were damaged so badly beyond recognition. Houses burned to the ground, basements flooded, Like in Sea Gate, structures damaged beyond recognition, no refrigeration, no freezer, no Boiler, no hot water even just for Erev Shabbos showers, no stability, Thousands are trying to find a place for Shabbos. Boruch Hashem web sites have been set up for Brooklyn and Lakewood to help them, but it’s not enough to handle the thousands who still don’t have power, (and might not get back power for another seven weeks) who will be spending Shabbos in the cold and dark, many are freezing not being able to sleep because it’s so cold without the heating that we have (come to feel as a necessity at) this time of the year.

    Put on your thinking caps: Just in the past year: Some of The Tzoras Worldwide, we have lost so many Rabonim, Roshai Yeshivas Gedolim, Rebbes, young children, young parents, so many NEW orphans, who are filling up our Shuls and saying Kaddish for their loved ones at such a young age, that’s enough to break my heart and make me cry out to Hashem saying “Hashem we are ready to live like a true Yid” get rid of our bad habits that the Yetzer Hora implanted inside of us.

    The list goes on and on, how about the financial situation? NO JOBS, The rising cost of our simple everyday needs, like water, FOOD, batteries, gas, tuition, clothing, many services that we took for granted are becoming unaffordable.

    We have entered a new era, a time that the world has changed completely from the way it was for the past 5772 years, our Hishtadlus is almost worthless, why don’t we realize that with all the money in the world that thousands of us are ready to spend to get their electricity back on still they are totally helpless? No matter how wealthy we are, we are still helpless? For the big Chachomim (smarty pants) who think they can outsmart Hashem, and the storm will not affect their electricity, by having generators, do they have sufficient gas or oil to run the generators? We all know that the answer is absolutely NOT; to them too, Hashem is sending a message saying “your money is worthless I won’t enable you to purchase enough gas or oil to run your generators, because I want you to turn back to me and do Teshuva!!! Hashem is crying out loud and saying “I Love You my dear children” Help me to bring the Golus to an end hoping to see the Geulah and Moshiach today.”

    Take a quick look (online) to what happened at NYU Hospital in NYC they prepared all kind of generators and back ups, but at the end it “all” failed, they had to evacuate hundreds of sick patients.

    Now a new storm is being forecasted and if we do real Teshuva we can at least prevent it from hitting our region, I beg you my family and friends, Klal Yisroel of all ages and communities, please lets wake up now before we lose many more lives, homes etc. before we encounter more tragedies so we can make Hashem proud of our new Derech our new and improved way of life to enable us to see the Bais HaMikdosh instead of another powerful rainstorm Chas VeSholom.

    With tears and love to Klall Yisroel.

  2. To #2. You wrote, “”With tears rolling down I’m so so Heartbroken !!!! to see so many Yidden and non Yidden suffer!!!””

    We should always be Mispallel and Vinch On, for, Yidden and Non-Yidden. For their sick and needy.
    HKB”H will see that we’re a Nation of Rachmum, then we can hope for the Geula Shleimo.

  3. Hashem Yirachem on all the Yiddin of seagate and all the other communities that are destroyed.
    The end of the video is the saddest, seeing all the seforim. Its a real churban.
    Hashem should give all the yidden the koach they will need to get through this difficult time.
    We have to daven that Hashem bring the geula really fast!

  4. This morning, when I said the tefila after krias hatora “acheinu kol bais yisrael” I had in mind, particularly, my brothers in New York who are experiencing so much trouble and disaster, who are literally “standing bein byam oobein bayabasha” and pray that they, as the tefila contines, should “go out from darkness to light, from distress to comfort, from shibud l’goola “, subjugation to redemption, very soon.
    Perhaps the horrendous disaster at Seagate is an omen for all to consider.
    Read Seagate as ‘See gate’. see the gate to flight #___ going to the Gates of Yerushalayim and…. board it!.