As I write this letter, I can say confidently that I speak for many of Lakewood’s residents. Like many others, I am newly married and did not envision myself staying home for Yom Tov for a couple of years. And like many others, I am now stuck at home this year.
When the realization dawned on me that I would probably be making Pesach, my first thought was, what do I need to buy to make Pesach. One thing was for certain, I would be buying the bare minimum in order to avoid infection while shopping, not to mention the forever long lines.
All of a sudden, I got an email that I can buy a box with everything necessary for Yom Tov. I must admit, that I was a bit skeptical at first how much would actually be included. I then looked a bit further and was pleasantly surprised that the “Pesach Box” seemed to have covered everything as promised, and at below cost to boot.
In the days following, they also made a food box, and a wine box, all to relieve the stresses of making Pesach with everyone at home, and for many of us, for the first time as well. It also serves to minimize the spread of infection, so we should not need to go to many stores to get what we need.
I picked up the box yesterday, and I am blown away. Yeshiva and Chaveirim did a magnificent job! They literally covered everything one might need to make Pesach this year, and for many years to come. From Hagaddas, to cookbooks, and everything in between, they gave us everything at top quality.
Hashem should bentch these special people with much bracha in their personal lives. You really made Yom Tov doable for so many people.
Hearts full of gratitude,
A Lakewood resident.