Food Baskets for Shabbat

More than 600 food baskets are distributed monthly to needy families in Jerusalem. The daily baskets contain two loaves of bread, two liters of milk and several containers of cheese, which are distributed to families in financial distress. Shabbat baskets, containing chicken, fish, fruit and vegetables, cooking basics like flour, sugar and oil, and wine are distributed on Thursdays in addition to the basic food basket.


This is in addition to approximately 7,500 hot meals provided monthly.


The annual budget for food baskets is $100,000.


To sponsor a basket for a needy family:
  • A small basket for a family of 2-4 is $600 a month / $150 a week
  • A medium basket for a family of 5-7 people is $800 a month / $200 a week
  • A large basket for a family of 8+ people is $1000 a month / $250 a week


Rabbi Arush prays daily for everyone who supports Chut shel Chessed and spreads emuna on a monthly basis multiple times a day, including in his personal prayers, every time he recites the Blessing after Meals, and more. Rabbi Arush has spoken multiple times about how important these prayers are, and that people who give even in larger one-time amounts truly lose out. Now, these special prayers will be yours too, if you select monthly donation on the next screen.


To make a donation through a representative, contact, +972523868452 on Whatsapp, or call (718) 577-2975.


After your online contribution is processed, a receipt will be generated and sent to the email address that we have on file for you.  Be sure to send the receipt to along with your prayer request and your name (first and middle name and mother’s first and middle name) so that it can be added to Rav Arush’s prayer list.