August 18, 2008
Remembering a Loved One In a Special Way
One of our good friends just called–he is someone who thrives on creative mitzvahs and tikkun olam and trying to make a difference in whatever way possible. He and his brother are about to mark the yahrzeit (anniversary date) of their Dad’s death and wanted to do it in a way that would help others quickly and directly, as well as recall how important the issue of hunger was to their late Dad. The yahrzeit is right around Rosh Hashonah and how special it would be if they could donate funds so that a family in Israel that might not celebrate the new year in quite as festive a way as they would like, could fill their table with good wholesome food and some special treats, as well. Could we find such a family that would benefit from their tzedakah?
Could we? You bet!
With one call, we identified not one but three families that are having a difficult time and who would benefit from this simple but important act of chesed. The Good People Fund will match the original donation and add further funds so that three families (which include several children) will truly taste the sweetness of honey that symbolizes a sweet New Year.