In memory of Jerry Pasternak, A“H
Our campaign is dedicated to the memory of Jerry Pasternak, a long time partner who was a driving force in the matzoh fund for over 10 years.
Another year has passed and we are making our Pesach preparations.
Thanks to you last year was our best year ever. We were able to get to more places than ever before and we were able to get to more families than ever before.
We were able to help over 1,600 families in Gush Etzion, Hebron, and the Shomron communities for Pesach.
This year, many people have been out of work. Many people are still affected by covid. Inflation is hurting everyone. More people need help for Pesach and we have to be there to answer the call. We have been contacted by even more families than usual who are in serious need. They come from yishuvim such as Hebron, Kiryat Arba, Maaleh Amos, Bat Ayin, Metzad, Maale Chaver, Alon Shvut, Elon Moreh, Homesh, Chavat Gilad, Yitzhar, Eli, Tapuach, Itamar, Maale Levana, Karmei Tzur and other remote places in Israel.
While most people do not know where these places are, we have that knowledge and the ability to deliver to every one of these places. Last year we distributed matzoh, wine, grape juice, chicken, olive oil, potatoes, and fruit to most of these families. For many of these families, it made Pesach possible. This year we hope to once again distribute meat. Usually, we also send a check or food vouchers to every family; this year, we are adding new food items to help these families with their Yom Tov needs.
Every penny that you give is spent on the purchase and distribution of their Pesach needs, with no other overhead what-so-ever.
We are in the midst of ordering wine, matzah, meat, and chicken. We must raise almost $300,000 to cover these costs. In the past years you have been quite generous with your contributions. This year we have another bump in the road to overcome. The dollar has been trading at it’s lowest point ever. This means to buy the same product at the same shekel price will cost at least 10% more than last year. Once again, we need your help. We really value your contribution.