Mass Asifa Planned To Assist Familes Hard Hit By Hurricane Sandy

A mass Asifah and appeal hosted by Achiezer is planned for this Motzaei Shabbos to raise desperately needed funds for the hundreds of families in the Rockaways and Five Towns who were hard hit byHurricane Sandy.

“Many have literally lost everything: their homes, their possessions, their home-based parnassahs”, Achiezer says.

Speakers at the asifah are expected to be Rav Yaakov Bender, Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshiva Darchei Torah; Rabbi Yehiel M. Kalish, a Far Rockaway resident and national director of government affairs for Agudath Israel of America; Rabbi Boruch Ber Bender, founder and president of Achiezer; as well as one of the roshei yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha. The evening will be chaired by R’ Menashe Frankel.

“Families are hurting and need to get back on their feet. They simply need money. Funds raised will be distributed through the community-wide Achiezer Hurricane Relief Fund, which is overseen by a united committee of local rabbonim and askonim”, the organization says.

The event will take place at Ateres Reva Hall at 8:30 PM.

The Blum family of Dalgar Caterers is sponsoring light refreshments.

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  1. It is so much nicer to see people putting efforts together to help those that desperately need it rather than read all of the complaining about not having power. Life should be about helping others not complaining of your temporary discomfort. Nice work

  2. The asifa will be at Torah Aron.

    Please come out and show your support for these people. Many of them have lost everything. House. Car. Furniture. Clothing.

    Lets be there for them.

  3. This is sure to be an inspiring event. Honestly, tho, I dunno why you have to write that menashe frankel is chairing. Of COURSE he’s chairing. He’s THE chairman of our generation for all functions Tzdakah or Chessed. PEriod. We’re prpoud of you R’ Menashe. Keep it up !! Dudi B.

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