PHOTOS: “The Shadchanim’s Tzedakah” Parlor Meeting Held for Bachurim

stPHOTOS: Last night, a very unique event took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. PG Waxman to benefit “The Shadchanim’s Tzedaka”, Keren Chassanim Zichron Mattel, a fund founded by Lakewood Shadchanim to assist the financial strain of Chassanim in their wedding expenses.

The event was a parlor meeting exclusively for Bochurim in order to bring awareness to the plight of Chassanim, many of them friends and Chavrusas of those in attendance, whose families are struggling.

Noted Shadchan R’ Shloimie Lewinstien addressed the overflow crowd of Bochurim. Those in attendance were encouraged to make pledges to the organization effective when they get engaged and married. As Rabbi Meir Levi explained: “Chassanim for Chassanim”.

The event was also a unique opportunity for the Shadchanim to meet with many Bochurim, as many Shadchanim were in attendance as well, including R’ Meir Levy, R’ Shlomie Lewinstien, R’ Tzadok Katz, R’ Freddy Freidman, R’ Ahron Mueller and R’ Yosef Schachnow.

(Anyone interested in sponsoring future events or donating to the fund, can make checks payable to Zichron Moshe, c/o 5 Kedma Drive Lakewood, NJ 08701 or call 732-703-1866.)

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  1. What a nice idea of these people. If I may add these days ideas of charity have gotten out of hand, recently I attended a wedding where they were raising money for the Chassan prior to the wedding to my dismay upon my arrival I see a 6 piece band playing!! We must have our priorityies straight yes a suit tie hat ECT for a groom is a must that’s real charity.

  2. Lakewood Jew: You have the prerogative to give Tzedokoh as you see fit. Please don’t sit in judgement, though, about the way people use the money. Maybe the chosson is from a familywhose fortunes too a downturn, and this ued to be their standard? Tzedokoh is given according to a person’s needs which are sometimes emotional rather than physical.

  3. Wow. This is a beautiful tzedakah. The kallahs have TDL & Zichron Chashie. The boys have nothing. R’ Lew, if u wanna make a parlor meeting forthr marrieds my house is available. I can even speak, if need be. U know where to find me !!

  4. The reason ppl who don’t have money have 5 piece bands (I’m not saying they should have it if they can’t afford it) is prob bec ppl like you who have money have 10 piece bands so the ppl who don’t have money feel pressured/embarrassed so they have more then they should have

  5. Was there and it was just unreal! A great chinuch for soon to be chassanim! Special shout-out to r’ pg jr. R shmuli waxman and harav Lapidus for a superb job well done!!!

  6. In sorry that I was misunderstood, this organization is amazing it is what is needed now days.

    The comment above place the blame on people who have 10 piece bands is just pathetic, people who work hard may spend there money on there kids as they please, if what you are saying is correct that people are feeling pressured then I recommend we open a organization to help with self esteem issues and security. Lastly charity is given to help others by giving to someone to help them emotional as they are used to a high lifestyle prior to their financial losses is just plain dumb, it’s what we call fueling a fire, yes we feel for them but pushing one away from reality doesn’t help them.

  7. I was very impressed with this event. All details were taking care of from A to Z. From the light tower outside to the food this was very well put together. I hope we’ll have a follow up with all the new shidduchim that will be made.

  8. unbeleivable the shadchonim are not only interested in pushing thru a shiduch but are also sincerely interested in the personal welfare of the choson how beautiful and telling of our town lakewood reb tzodek is a tzadik nistor
    btw i would write home of RABBI pinchos gershon waxman as if you know pg he spends most of his time in bais medrash learning and being mechadesh lomdesh bekiusdik shtiklach you can sign up for his e mailed torah each erev shabbos

  9. To of course I ran the jogathon kudos on ur invitation its people like u that oopen their houses for”just one more parlor meeting” that klal yisroel has the ability to handle all the tzoros that befall it…hashem shud pay u (and all the other grt askanim of this town and all of klal yisroel) back with kol tuv and nachas and hatzlachah…

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