Wartime Community Needs
Chut shel Chessed urgently needs funding for increased security for the schools and community, as well as school books and supplies for displaced children!
The People of Israel, especially those in Eretz Yisrael, are facing unique difficulties during the Simchat Torah War.
Jews in many towns and kibbutzim in the south have been temporarily moved to other locations. Businesses, families, and communities have been completely uprooted for an indefinite period of time. Many refugee families have come to Jerusalem and are being housed in hotels around the city. As the war drags on, families who ran from their homes with nothing are now registering their children in our schools. We must provide them with everything! School supplies and backpacks, books, much needed after-school programs (which provide lunch and also help with homework) and more!
Additionally, the Chut shel Chessed community, as with other communities, is being required to increase security. We need to hire guards at the schools to stay through the end of the after-school programs, in addition to paying for guns for retired IDF soldiers who now attend the Yeshiva. Since the children can no longer safely play outside, we need to expand the library and indoor toys for the children on their break as well. A focus is being put on activities and books that help the children cope with the fear and anxiety caused by the difficult security situation.
Chut shel Chessed is rising to the daunting challenge that these Jews face and is providing the following items:
- School supplies – $150 per child
- After-school activities – $50/child/month
- Children’s books and toys – $200 per child
- School guards (now mandatory during the war) – $100 per week
- Automatic weapons for guards – $1000 per guard
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