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OU Ukraine Appeal - Long Island Shuls

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War in Ukraine

Shipment to Lviv

Yesterday we reached out to you with a special opportunity to help our brothers and sisters in the East. 

Our shul successfully raised the funds to cover the shipping and transportation costs of $25,000 for the next commercial shipment heading to Ukraine on Motzei Shabbos. 

We thank everyone who has given to our compaign. (see list below.)

With efforts continuing, we are still able to collect donations. If you are interested in giving money to this cause please contact the shul office  office@yilc.org  or Marjorie Kellner  Marjorie@harvestmgmt.com or click the button below.

Once again, there are still many other needs so please continue to support the worthy organizations helping people on the ground as we have sent out previously. Including the  OUThe National Council of Young IsraelYad Yisroel in Kyiv, and more. We encourage everyone to seek these out and give to all they can.

Please also see our page on the Ukraine war at  www.yilc.org/war-in-ukraine.html

May we see Yeshuos and Nechamos.

Donate To Our Ukraine Aid Campaign Now

MANY THANKS

Moshe & Liorah Berger
Chaim & Anne Bernstein
Norman & Tamar Blumenthal
Yair Braver
Justin & Chany Cohen
Abbe & Deborah Dienstag
Mark & Debbie Fenster
Jeffrey & Sharon Frieling
Michael & Susie Gross
Andrew & Terri Herenstein
Shalom & Lori Huberfeld
Steven & Marjorie Kellner
Michael & Adina Keschner
Edward & Sandra Klar
Barry & Judy Kohn
Susan Kohn
Michael & Dina Kollander
Binyamin & Sori Laufer
Heshie & Hedy Lazar
Joe & Shira Lieberman
Shlomie & Aliza Liechtung
Ed & Karen Lifshitz
Joel & Lynn Mael
Allan Raskin
Arnold & Sharon Rosenberg
Marvin & Esther Schenker
Ari & Mimi Schreier
Tiberio & Ellyse Schwartz
Jay & Malky Spector
Robert & Naomi Spilky
Keith & Eva Staiman
Ya`akov & Malka Trump
Alan & Barbara Weichselbaum
Paul & Yael Weinberg
Chaim & Alyssa Winter

Ukraine Food Shipment - Help Us Reach Our Goal

Dear Friends,

A special opportunity has presented itself to help our brothers and sisters in the East. Rabbi Taylor who has been facilitating much aid to the refugees in Ukraine, is working with many organizations to get food to the people in desperate need of it during the war. While efforts in Europe are advancing to set up storehouses for food, they are not yet fully operational.

In the meantime, many companies and organizations in the USA have donated food to go out to the refugees. The first commercial shipment is leaving today and our shul has the opportunity of covering the shipping and transportation costs of the next load. It will cost $25,000 and will be heading to Ukraine on Motzei Shabbos. This is an opportunity for direct and immediate assistance to those in need. 

If you are interested in donating, please contact the shul office  office@yilc.org  or Marjorie Kellner  Marjorie@harvestmgmt.com or click the button here.



There are still many many other needs so please continue to support the worthy organizations helping people on the ground as we have sent out previously. Including the  OUThe National Council of Young IsraelYad Yisroel in Kyiv, and more.

We encourage everyone to seek these out and give to all they can, and we thank everyone who has already given to our campaign.

 

How You Can Help

This year, in addition to our regular distributions to the individuals and organizations locally and in Israel for Matanot L'Evyonim and Maot Chittim, we have allocated - with your support - money to vital needs in the Ukraine at this time of crisis.
This includes sending financial support to:

  1. The American Friends of Kyiv Jewish Community and Lev Yisroel through the National Council of Young Israel. This is helping Jews evacuate and find refuge in Western Ukraine and Moldova.
  2. We are also sending money through Rav Yaakov Bleich, the Chief Rabbi of Ukraine who is working around the clock to help Jews escape the war front.
  3. We are sending support to a chain of orphanages in the South of Ukraine.

There are many wonderful crisis funds going on now from the OU to the National Council of Young IsraelYad Yisroel in KyivUnited Hatzalah in Ukraine, and more. We encourage everyone to seek these out and give to all they can, and we thank everyone who has already given to our campaign
Please take a moment to donate by clicking the button in this email or by calling the office or by dropping off a check. Donation lists will  be updated twice weekly.
Pledges may be emailed to Debbie Dienstag at  diensta@optonline.net  or Marjorie Kellner at  Marjorie@harvestmgmt.com .

We are all looking forward to a joyous holiday season in which we and our families will lack for nothing—b’simcha u’vtuv leivav mirov kol, with happiness and goodness of heart in great abundance.  G-d has given us the abundance.  It is up to us to create the joy and goodness of heart by sharing our abundance with others.

In the merit of our generous giving, may we all enjoy a happy and healthy Purim and Pesach.

Updates from The National Council of Young Israel

 

Dear Friends,

We once thought that after World War II that we had seen the end of war.

We once hoped that democracies and free societies were overcoming dictatorships and that world peace was in sight. Yet alas, over decades that dream seems to have faded to a distant vision. We are witnessing an unprovoked war unfolding in Ukraine, the likes of which take us back a full century in human development. And while the countries and the egos battle, the people suffer.

The Jewish people have witnessed this story time and time again throughout the ebb and flow of human history. And throughout, we continue to pray for the day on which the swords of battle will be beaten into plowshares and that war will no longer be known (CF Yeshayahu 2:4). As we conclude our daily prayers in Aleinu, we beg of Hashem thrice daily that He:
לְתַקֵּן עוֹלָם בְּמַלְכוּת שַׁדַּי וְכָל בְּנֵי בָשָׂר יִקְרְאוּ בִשְׁ֒מֶֽךָ, לְהַפְנוֹת אֵלֶֽיךָ כָּל רִשְׁ֒עֵי אָֽרֶץ, יַכִּֽירוּ וְיֵדְ֒עוּ כָּל יוֹשְׁ֒בֵי תֵבֵל כִּי לְךָ תִכְרַע כָּל בֶּֽרֶךְ תִּשָּׁבַע כָּל לָשׁוֹן:
To perfect the world as the kingdom of Shadai. And all mankind will invoke Your Name, to turn back to You, all the wicked of the earth. They will realize and know, all the inhabitants of the world, that to You, every knee must bend, every tongue must swear [allegiance to You]
 
It is at times like this that we are reminded of how desperate our plight is, as Jews and as humans. It is at times like this that we realize how small and interconnected the world is.

Let us use this time as an opportunity to turn to our Father in Heaven to beg for mercy for those in harm’s way, to plead for peace and for the coming of Mashiach speedily in our days. Let us actively add the light of Mitzvos in a world of darkness.

Ya'akov Trump
Rabbi

Message from Natan Sharansky on the Achdus (Unity) of the Jewish People:

"When I was growing up in Ukraine, in Donetsk, there were a lot of nations and nationalities. There were people who had 'Russian', 'Ukrainian', 'Georgian', 'Kozaki' written on their ID’s. It was not so important, there was no big difference, but one thing was important - if it said 'Jew', it was as if you had an illness.

We knew nothing about Judaism, there was nothing significant in our Jewish identity other than anti-Semitism and hatred towards us. So no one tried to replace the word 'Russian' with the word 'Ukrainian' in his ID card, for example, to be accepted to university, because it did not matter, but if it said 'Jewish' and you could change it - of course your chances of being accepted were greater.

I was reminded of it this this week when I saw thousands of people standing at the borders, trying to escape the tragedy in Ukraine. They stand there day and night, and there is only one word that can help them get out of there: 'Jew'. If you are a Jew - there are Jews out there who take care of you, there is someone on the other side of the border who is looking for you, your chances of leaving are high. The world has turned upside down. "When I was a child, 'Jew' was an unusual word for evil, no one envied us, and today on the Ukrainian border a Jew is an unusual word for good, it describes people who have a place to go and there is an entire nation , which is their family, waiting for them outside."

Thu, September 29 2022 4 Tishrei 5783