House of Bracha: One of the final events attended by Rav Gissinger Zatzal

[Submitted by House of Brach] When I approached my beloved Rav, Morainu Harav Shlomo Gissinger ZT”L to attend the Kvias Mezuza for House of Bracha, just two short weeks before his untimely Petira, he said the following.

“Though I have been approached many times, I am not in favor of a Kvias Mezuza, as I don’t believe it is right Al Pi Halacha. Mitzvah Habah L’yadicha should not be done by someone else, but by you the Baal Habos. However, if you take pictures and you put the Mezuzas up yourself, then I will attend so that people know how strongly I support what you are doing with House of Bracha.” Though frail, he attended and beamed when he saw the house.

As we approach the Yom Hadin, I ask you to please open your hearts and generously support this life saving organization. Nobody better knew the need than the Rav ZT”L who was burdened with all the challenges of the Klal. In this Zechus, may we merit a K’siva V’chasima Tova for us and all of our loved ones.

House of Bracha is a new house/program in Lakewood, for single girls 18 years or older, who for whatever reason, are unable to live in their family home. HOB offers a safe, healthy, non-judgmental, Frum environment, with a unique balance of independence and support that attracts girls from Lakewood and across the country, usually with little or no means of support. We have programs that work with the girls to build their self confidence, complete their eduction and help them find jobs. HOB was founded by Abraham and Sheva Danziger, who work in conjunction with Mrs Shoshana Benoliel, LCSW, Medical and Program Coordinator, and was established with the guidance and encouragement of HaRav Shlomo Gissinger ZT”L. We are raising funds to help offset the operating costs of HOB, including renovations and services offered. All proceeds go directly toward House of Bracha as everyone involved are volunteering their time and take no salary for their services.

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