-Communicated- Perhaps you know that your brother-in-law has lost his job. Or your neighbor has shared that her electricity has been shut off. Maybe your friend trusted you enough to let you know that he can no longer buy groceries for his family.
But perhaps not.
Some people choose to bear their pain in silence, to hold on to whatever dignity they still possess. They do not tell loved ones when the family’s breadwinner is too sick to work, when their children refuse to go to shul because they do not have clothes that fit properly, when the bank is about to repossess their home.
When your relative, neighbor, or friend needs help, he may choose to confide in you or not, but he will turn to Tomche Shabbos for help. We offer support with programs that provide weekly deliveries of groceries, new clothes for children, job training and placement, budgeting help and more. You can show your support by helping Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County be there for those who need them.
Now, as Klal Yisrael seeks to increase their merit through tzeddakah, we urge you to join our unique “Invite a Family” program. For only $50 each week, you can sponsor the Shabbos meals of a struggling family, allowing them to eat with dignity in their own homes while enjoying food paid for by you. You can make this mitzvah even more meaningful by choosing to “invite” a family with children close in age to your own.
To invite a Tomche Shabbos family, please contact Rabbi Akiva Tendler at 845-641-8450, or visit our website at www.tomcheshabbos.org and click on “Invite a Family.”