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  • Dear Friends:

    Just days before my final Passover with my late parents ob"m, I heard my father say he was heading down the street to drop something in the mail. Considering that my father was in his late 80’s with bad balance etc., I immediately jumped at the opportunity to run the errand for him. However, he politely declined by saying that he is mailing out checks to families in need, so that they can celebrate Passover with dignity and joy, and he would never give up the great honor of making every last effort to fulfill this great mitzvah.

    I then asked him why not just drop them in the mailbox in the lobby of his building, rather than walk a distance to drop it in a public mailbox? He replied, the mail from the lobby will only get picked up the next day, but he knew that the one up the street would still get picked up that day. He further explained that he didn't want a family in need of the proper food & clothing for celebrating Passover to go even one extra day not knowing and worrying whether they would have what they needed.

    His example left a very deep impression on my soul and has instilled in me a tremendous sense of responsibility to do everything possible to help others celebrate our beautiful holidays with dignity and joy. As we say at the very beginning of the Haggadah, "Whoever is needy, let them come and eat." We acknowledge our responsibility that before we begin to celebrate our freedoms & blessings with our families, we MUST make sure that others have the same opportunity.

    As you can imagine, COVID has created an even greater need, leaving so many people in financial despair, and their children with a painful, aching loneliness from missing their friends & family.  Therefore, we have taken it upon our ourselves to adopt 100 families here in the U.S. as well as in Israel, and providing them with their Passover food, clothing and other critical needs. This can be done at an estimated cost of $500 - $1,000 per family (depending on the size of the family and their specific needs), and it challenges us to raise between $50,000 & $100,000. I know it's a lofty task, but what a mitzvah that will be to accomplish!

    The spirit of The Chabad House of North Ranch is to be a source of kindness, compassion and inspiration to the world.  We must always be there to embrace & support those who can't do it on their own. They must know they are not alone. So just imagine the faces of the parents and their sweet children dressed in their holiday finest, as they sit down at their beautiful Seder table, filled with all their favorite holiday foods. And you can have the great honor & opportunity of partnering with us and adopting these families in need at such a critical time.  The donation information is below, so please give thoughtfully & generously.

    May Hashem bless each of you and your families with a joyous and fulfilling Passover, and may you be blessed to always be on the giving end!

    With deep gratitude-

    Rabbi Shlomo & Tovi, Rabbi Ari & Nomi and "JewD"

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