Since 1994, Ezras Yisroel
has sought to ease the anguish and despair
experienced by Jewish families and individuals suffering from financial instability and crisis.
Established under the auspices of Moreinu HaRav Pam zt”l,
and on the recommendation of numerous Gedolei Yisroel (Jewish leaders),
Ezras Yisroel serves thousands of people each year through a broad range of
compassionate social and financial services.
Our goal is to provide help where, and when it is needed.
Through interest-free loans, discreet assistance with Yom Tov expenses,
monthly stipends, Hachnosas Kallah (bridal assistance), and many other similarly vital programs,
Ezras Yisroel has succeeded in helping to restore hope and
dignity to those who turn to us for assistance.
Below, please find a list of the vital services Ezras Yisroel
provides. You can be confident that every person we help is genuinely
in need of our assistance. Furthermore, when we help, we go to the
great lengths insuring the protection of their privacy, and dignity.
Also, each and every dollar we receive goes directly to the people we
help. Because Ezras Yisroel does not use solicited funds to support
our overhead, every dollar collected is given to those who we serve.
1. National Matanos L'evyonim Campaign
Ezras Yisroel, each year on Purim, spreads the genuine joy of Purim to
countless destitute families and individuals by discreetly
distributing significant sums of desperately needed money.
Additionally, the efforts of our annual campaign provides thousands of
Jews the opportunity to truly fulfill their obligation of distributing
charity on the day of Purim itself.
Urgent Call in Hebrew
Urgent Call in English
How are you making your Purim joyous this year?
A Story of True Purim Joy
Ezras Yisroel Volunteers Prepare for Purim Campaign
2. Maos Chitim Relief Fund
Ezras Yisroel watches each year, as thousands of destitute people
approach the holiday of Pesach painfully aware of the bitter irony of
the term “Poor man’s bread”: After all, many of these families can
hardly afford the astronomical cost of Matzoh, wine, and Kosher for
Passover foods. To make sure every Jew has a Chag Kosher V’sameach
(happy holiday), Ezras Yisroel established a special Pesach Fund to
give large and needy families the seder supplies they need to make
their Pesach truly meaningful.
Pesach is Almost Here
- Urgent Call
- Rabbinical Endorsements
3. Yomim Noraim Campaign
Ezras Yisroel provides extra assistance to many families on the eve of
the High Holidays. In particular, we help widows and orphans enjoy
their Yom Tov by providing funds to buy new shoes, clothing, and food
for the holiday table. All the money is distributed before Yom Tov to
truly needy people so Ezras Yisroel supporters enter the Day of
Judgment knowing they have fulfilled the all-important Mitzvah of
4. Chanukah Campaign
Ezras Yisroel is witness to the pain on the darkened faces of our needy
brethren at a time when we are all meant to rejoice. By distributing funds to those who so
desperately need them, we are helping make their Chanukah, and thus their lives, just so
5. Interest Free Loans
Ezras Yisroel provides interest-free loans to families and individuals
in dire need of assistance with repayment schedules that are both
generous and flexible. Because Ezras Yisroel provides these
interest-free loans, borrowers avoid falling further into debt. Furthermore,
because these are loans, not handouts, our recipients can accept without sacrificing their dignity.
6. Hachnosas Kallah Division
Ezras Yisroel began its Hachnosas Kallah (bridal assistance) fund, for
reasons that anyone who has married off a child can relate. Indeed,
for families, and individuals lacking financial resources, the joyous
period of preparing for a wedding is often transformed into a time of
great hardship and anxiety. Ezras Yisroel helps by providing needy
families with the many essentials for establishing a household, as
well as direct assistance to help pay for the wedding celebration.
7. Widows & Orphans
Ezras Yisroel understands, that the tragedy of a family that loses its
father, or a wife who loses her husband, is doubly heartbreaking when
the loss leaves the wife and children destitute. By providing urgently
needed monetary support, Ezras Yisroel affords the only glimmer of
hope such families have to remain together and rebuild in the wake of
8. Bikur Cholim
Ezras Yisroel knows, that when the stress of a medical emergency is
compounded by the prohibitive expense of an extended hospital stay, or
travel, many families find themselves facing total financial ruin. Or,
even when the bills are not overwhelming, such times can be difficult
for a family to endure without help. That’s why we provide financial
assistance, home cooked meals, visitor squads, transportation, as well
as recreation and emotional support to ease the adversity.
9. Monthly Stipends for Needy Families
Ezras Yisroel supports impoverished families who are unable to afford
even their most basic day-to-day expenses. Each month, money is given
to help pay for rent, groceries, and clothing for children. By taking
special care to protect the privacy, dignity and self-respect of our
recipients, Ezras Yisroel helps our countless supporters truly observe
the essence of Tzedakah (charity) each and every day.
10. Torah Scholar Program
Ezras Yisroel sees many sincere Torah scholars live in a shocking
state of poverty, and yet are too humble to ask for assistance. We
speak to Roshei Yeshiva, to Roshei Kollelim, and we are constantly
being made aware of such people, to provide the assistance they need
in a manner they will accept. The money from Ezras Yisroel goes toward
supporting today’s budding Torah giants and tomorrow’s Gedolim.