One of the holiest places in Eretz Yisroel is the ancient city of Tzefat. Every year, tens of thousands of Jews visit the city’s old Beis Hachayim to pray near the graves of the Ari Zal, Rabbi Moshe Cordovero, Rabbi Shlomo Alkabetz, Rabbi Yosef Karo, author of the Shulchan Aruch, and more recent Tzaddikim, such as Rabbi Chaim of Chernowitz, author of Be’er Mayim Chaim, among many others. However, Tzefat endured many years of hardship and indignity. By the early twentieth century, hardly a trace remained of her former glory.
In the late 1960’s, the TZEFAT FOUNDATION was instituted by the late Rabbi Gedalyah Kenig Zt”l in order to recreate a Torah observant community in this legendary city. After twenty years of hard work, his dream came true: a core group of one hundred Kollel families, together with several yeshivos and Chassidic groups again raised the banner of Torah in Tzefat. B’chasdei Hashem, the religious community has continued to grow. However, the difficult economic condition of the region has been a formidable obstacle to the pioneers who settled there. Many families have no income but their Kollel check. Even the basic necessities of Shabbos and Yom Tov are beyond their means. As a result, the organization EIZER L’SHABBOS was established to provide staple foods for legitimately needy families. These foods are obtained at discount prices.
By sponsoring a Shabbos meal for a family in Tzefat, you help Jews who truly need your assistance. Thus, you fulfill the mitzvah of Hachnosas Orchim on a very high level. For $50 you can sponsor a small family’s Shabbos meals. For $100 you can sponsor a large family’s Shabbos meals. Monthly sponsorship for a small family amounts to $2,600. Yearly sponsorship for a large family totals $5,200.
Rabbi Binyomin Rosenberg
Eizer L’Shabbos is directed by Rabbi Binyomin Rosenberg. This worthy organization has received haskamos from Harav Avrohom Pam zt”l, Rosh Yeshivah of Mesivta Torah VoDaath, Harav Moshe Stern of Debrecin; zt”l, Harav Moshe Wolfson shlita , Mashgiach of Mesivta Torah VoDaath and Rav of Congregation Emunas Yisroel, Harav Reuvain Feinstein shlita , Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva D’Staten Island, Rav Elozor Kenig shlita , manhig of Chasidei Breslov Tzefas, and also from the Chief Rabbi of Tzefas and other Gedolei Torah in the U.S. and Eretz Yisroel.
All contributions are tax-deductible.
Please send your generous donation to Eizer L’Shabbos, 5014 16th Ave, suite 319 Brooklyn N.Y. 11204.
For more info. please call Rabbi Binyomin Rosenberg at 1-347-448-4206.