A New Gemach In Queens

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jewelry The feeling of Elul is palpable in the air. Frum Jews every where are gearing up for the upcoming Yomim Noraim.

For all women, receiving a new piece of jewelry before the Chag is a true delight. While for some families this tradition remains, for many, the financial realities of the time are forcing them to forgo this tradition.

A very unique and important gemach has been formed to meet this need and to ensure that every Jewish woman feels like a true queen when they enter the holiday. The jewelry gemach, which is open year round, located in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, is run under the auspices of Hashevaynu. It has been created in a way that ensures the dignity and confidentiality of every woman who comes.

Women come to look for themselves and for their daughters and friends. The gemach is also full of jewelry for younger girls, so that they too can wear something new for the Yom Tov. Men also come to get gifts to surprise their wives with a new piece of jewelry.

The gemach is open by appointment only. The gently used  jewelry is beautifully displayed. There is no charge and the  jewelry is their’s for them to keep forever.

Due to the popular demand of the gemach, new and gently used jewelry is always needed to replenish the displays. This allows for jewelry that would otherwise be sitting in a drawer the ability to have a new home and bring happiness to someone else.

To make an appointment for the gemach or to donate jewelry to the gemach please email adinazak@gmail.com

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Mi k’amcha Yisrael!

    There might be those who will say, a gemach for luxuries?!

    But to them I say, you have no idea how much something like a new piece of jewelry for Yom Tov can alleviate the emotional stress of never having enough to cover the basics.

    Tizku l’mitzvos!!!!

  2. I have been to the gemach and it was a really wonderful experience. The woman in charge was extremely helpful. And the best thing is that you get to keep the jewelry.

  3. Oh, I thought you were going to tell about a g’mach that sells jewelry to help the struggling Yeshivas and avreichim in Eretz Yisroel put food on the table!


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