While the start of High Holy Days is here, there’s still time to help hungry Jewish people during this sacred time of year.
Your contribution to IFCJ’s High Holy Days Campaign will help us provide both basic staples and special holiday foods so needy Jews can observe this sacred season with dignity.
This year the High Holy Days are arriving amid unease and rising tensions. Jewish people around the world continue to face anti-Semitism and discrimination, while growing unrest in the Holy Land means the government is forced to spend more of its resources to fight terrorism and defend her borders.
As a result, there are even less resources available to help the most vulnerable — elderly men and women, including Holocaust survivors who have no family to care for them — destitute children who go to bed hungry at night — and the impoverished families who struggle to provide even the most basic of necessities.
My friend, these people are suffering and urgently need our help.
That is why I am asking you to reach out to ease their burden and give them a chance to observe the High Holy Days with dignity.
“Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness”(Isaiah 58:10).
With prayers for shalom, peace,
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
The biblically based High Holy Days begin with Rosh Hashanah and span the 10 days until Yom Kippur — the Day of Atonement.