One Penny at a Time for Kulanu

That is how Amichai Miller does it. Amichai recently presented bags and bags of loose change to Kulanu Academy. Amichai has been raising funds for Kulanu since he sold...

Persistence Pays: From the Medical Referral Department at Achiezer

A couple* came in to our office clearly distraught. The husband had just been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and they were turning to Achiezer for guidance...

A Summer Night’s Dream: AHH Labor Day BBQ, September 2

  By Rochelle Maruch Miller Avigdor’s Helping Hand is an exemplary organization on a mission of pure chesed. Peruse the following letters of appreciation from the AHH website; each heartfelt missive...

Buenos Aires Mural to Honor Human Rights Activist Rabbi

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Rabbi Marshall Meyer spoke out for liberty while working in Buenos Aires during the military dictatorship government in Argentina from 1976 to 1983. Now the...

JEP/Nageela, Five Towns Community Make Chanukah Magic

By Jennifer S. Zwiebel On the fifth night of Chanukah, Jews from all types of backgrounds united as one to light the menorah and enjoy a special evening of magic,...

Shalom Task Force Brunch Honors Leaders in Fight Against Domestic Abuse

  The Shalom Task Force Confidential Hotline phone rang. Esther was calling from work. After a particularly terrible weekend, she had finally found a safe place and time to call....

Silbers Dedicate Achiezer Respite Room in LIJ Medical Center

Spacious, inviting; welcoming, with a huge modern refrigerator filled to capacity with fresh, appetizing food, built-in chargers for all kinds of devices, and a comfortable couch — the new...

Lawrence Woman Saves Lives With Chesed

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman She is not a member of Hatzalah, but she saves lives. She considers it her full-time job, yet she does not get paid. She wishes to...

Chai Lifeline Celebrates ‘An Evening For The Kids’ at Annual Gala

On Monday night, December 9, a crowd of more than 1,200 gathered at the Marriott Marquis in New York City to celebrate “An Evening for the Kids” at the...

Families in Israel Asking for Help From Yad Ezra V’Shulamit

By Catherine Green As Rosh Hashanah approaches, the requests for assistance from underprivileged families in Israel are pouring into the Yad Ezra V’Shulamit offices. This year, with the High Holidays...
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