Pidyon Nefesh Rosh Hashanah 5784

On Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rav Arush will do a Pidyon Nefesh IN UMAN on behalf of any family who supports Jerusalem Torah scholars with food baskets for the entire  High Holidays.  Your contribution can be made as a single donation or divided up to five months.

Do your pidyon with Rabbi Arush, and get the added merit that your pidyon goes towards feeding poor Torah families in Israel! Your donation can be made in up to 5 payments.

Click the link to select the food basket size:

If you would like to donate a different amount without a food basket, click the Donate button on this page and enter the amount for your pidyon, which can be a one-time donation or for several months. Minimum donation is $180.

Rebbe Nachman emphasized the importance of a Pidyon on Erev Rosh Hashanah. Rabbi Arush will do your pidyon in Uman, and you benefit from the additional merit of donating money towards feeding poor families of Jerusalem!

Erev Rosh Hashanah is a particularly opportune time to do a Pidyon Nefesh – Redemption of the Soul. You have a special opportunity for Rabbi Shalom Arush, shlita to perform the pidyon for you at the tzion of Rebbe Nachman in Uman! It includes Tikkun Klali and praying for all the miracles and salvations you need!

Pidyon nefesh for each and every individual! A pidyon saves from harsh judgements and a decree of death! In addition,you will have the added merit of giving food to the families of poor Torah scholars in Jerusalem during the High Holy Days!

Jewish law requires us to be concerned about the welfare of the poor, and especially before the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah through Sukkot, when the many holiday expenditures make life even more difficult for an already struggling family. The Gemara promises that when we make the holidays joyous for others, Hashem makes our holidays joyous for us.

You have the incredible merit that the family of a poor Torah scholar in the Holy Land will enjoy the holiday because of you! Someone who makes other people’s holiday happy – G-d makes his holiday happy! May you be blessed with all blessings throughout the new year!

You cannot imagine the magnitude of this mitzvah and the joy your contribution brings to a poor family in Jerusalem. The greater the donation, the greater the blessing you invoke on you and yours.

On Rosh Hashanah, God decides the fate of every human being on planet for the next year, including how much money they will make and lose that year.

Thank you for supporting Chut shel Chessed’s important work – and that merit will stand for you on the Day of Judgement!

Shanah tova u’metukah, you should be inscribed and sealed for life and a happy, sweet and blessed New Year, and every good!

All who sponsor a High Holiday food basket will  receive a jar of honey from Rabbi Arush that will bring blessing and sweetness to your table and your year. You also receive a honey dish with lid and spoon.




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

After your online contribution is processed, you will be emailed a receipt.  Be sure to send the receipt to along with the names of the people (first and middle name and mother’s first and middle name) for whom the Pidyon Nefesh is being done.

The following video was made for Passover, but we have a similar distribution that is not quite as gigantic, but still very large and critical for local poor families who rely on our assistance, before Rosh Hashanah as well.