Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Hachnasat Kallah this Chanukah.

Chanukah is a very special time to assist the poor and needy. 

On the 5th day of Chanukah and on the last day of Chanukah two special Kallot are marrying, G-d willing in Eretz Yisrael. 

The first Kallah is from a home blessed with 12 children but they just manage basics. Her Chatan is an orphan.

The second Kallah is an orphan herself. 

We have a target of NIS 6000 to assist these two Kallot to set up their new home. The weddings are in less than a week. Please increase the light of Chanukah by assisting these Kallot. Letters of Approbation and further information can be viewed on our website.

Please make a donation to help buid these new homes. Please don't leave these couples returning home to an empty room with only a few pillows or a set of sheets and the few gifts slowly trickling in.

If you live in Jerusalem or Beitar Illit and wish to donate a new item, please email us. Time is of the essense and there is much still needed.

If you have a store and can donate items from your Maaser or you make any household items and can donate an item, what better way to promote your business than by assisting to build up a new home. We need to know what items you will be donating to screen for appropriateness and quality. However, if you donate an item from your store, you can include a business card. Who knows, perhaps when they are more established they will come back to you with business.

Anyone wanting another option? Purchase a lovely gift from our online store and a percentage goes to assist this and other Kallot.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Two Weddings - Two New Homes 2


Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov - Yes, 2 weddings and 2 NEW homes.

The gifts are slowly trickling in. One couple has had their Tallit sponsored and above we see a few more gifts. 

If you can make out the different items there are:
  • a few table cloths 
  • a set of 6 glass mugs on top of them
  • A toaster, two sets of Kitchen utensils
  • a few dish clothes
  • a small pot
  • a dish for salad or veggies and
  • a cute container to put pens on a desk or next to the phone. 
It is very heartwarming to see these gifts coming in. But, we have Two Weddings and that means TWO new homes. Please don't leave this blog yet.

WAIT- We NEED YOU. Yes You.

How about a set of towels. How about a set of pots or at least a few more pots. How about a set of dishes for the Shabbos table.

The weddings are on 29 Kislev and 2 Tevet. That is just 2 weeks away.

Please make a donation to help buid these new homes. Please don't leave these couples returning home to an empty room with only a few pillows or a set of sheets and the few gifts slowly trickling in.

If you live in Jerusalem or Beitar Illit and wish to donate a new item, please email us. Time is of the essense and there is much still needed.

If you have a store and can donate items from your Maaser or you make any household items and can donate an item, what better way to promote your business than by assisting to build up a new home. We need to know what items you will be donating to screen for appropriateness and quality. However, if you donate an item from your store, you can include a business card. Who knows, perhaps when they are more established they will come back to you with business.

Anyone wanting another option? Purchase a lovely gift from our online store and a percentage goes to assist this and other Kallot.





Monday, 12 December 2011

Shidduchim


There is a lot of wisdom to gain from Torah. Take for example the age that the Torah recommends Jews to marry which is 18 - 20 years. If you spend any time learning biology and you take note of the physiology of humans and how this relates to fertility the ideal age for becoming a parent co-incides with the age the Torah recommends to marry. 

Sadly, in today's time, the Jewish community has begun to follow the non-Jewish trend of studying for a career, pursuing a career, having fun, touring the world and later in life settling down to get married. Of course then the 40 and 50 year old men suddenly wake up and remember they have a Mitzvah to populate the world and decide to marry women 20 years younger than they are. What they are then doing is leaving the women of their age to remain single while requesting women from a different age group. The result is a mess. Too many singles and too many who married late now desperate for children.

The answer. Don't wait to get married. From when you enter highschool, make sure that those you interact with, be it for sports, leisure time pursuits, study groups or anything else, make sure you will interact with young Jews. Why? The answer is simple, the more you ensure you surround yourself with fellow Jews who are like minded, the more chance you will have to meet the right person young and fulfill the Torah recommendation to marry young.

In years gone by, dating and Shidduchim was predominantly via a MatchMaker. If you or a loved one is Jewish, single and 18 years of age or more, please do contact Chessed Ve'Emet and join our Shidduch service. Time is precious and it passes very quickly.

So visit the website right now, read about the Shidduch service offered by Chessed Ve'Emet, book your appointmnt for your interview and let's get going to work towards your coming to Chuppah.

Looking forward to hearing from you

Shoshanah Shear
Co-Director Chesed Ve'Emet

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Two Weddings - Two New Homes 1


Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov, there's a wedding coming up. A wedding and another. Yay, Yay what a happy day.

Imagine you are getting married in just 2 weeks. You have a wedding to plan. This is YOUR big day.Yay, it is so very exciting. A new Jewish couple coming to Chupppah. Wow, two new Jewish couples coming to Chuppah.

WAIT- We NEED YOU. Yes You.

The Moms are trying hard but 4 pillows for one is just not a home. A set of sheets for the other is just not a home.

Thankfully gifts are slowy coming in. We have just 2 weeks ladies, so don't sit back. 

One kettle, one toaster, a salad bowl. Some hats for the Kallot to choose from.

Greate EXCITEMENT, a donation towards one of the Talleisim. Still need NIS 100 towards that Tallit and of course the Tallit bag. Can't have a Chatan with a new Tallit and nothing to carry it in now could we. 

One of the Kallot wishes to wear scarves to cover her hair. So far she does not have any and we have not had donations of any either. 

How about some towels. If either of these couples wishes to take a nice shower or bath after the long day of the wedding, they have NOTHING to dry themselves with. 

The weddings are on 29 Kislev and 2 Tevet. That is just 2 weeks away.

Please make a donation to help build these new homes. Please don't leave these couples returning home to an empty room with only a few pillows or a set of sheets and the few gifts slowly trickling in. 

Anyone wanting another option? Purchase a lovely gift from our online store and a percentage goes to assist this and other Kallot.

Household Items for Orphan Couples


I asked some friends which household item they regarded as the most important. How would you answer? What do you regard as THE most important household item for YOU?

One friend considered her refrigrator to be the most important, another feels her Shabbat candlesticks is the most important item in her home.

Imagine you are getting married in just 2 weeks. You have a wedding to plan. This is YOUR big day. The day of your dreams. A day you will remember for the rest of your life, G-d willing. Everyone knows the Kallah will need a special dress, her hair to look good, nice new shoes that are comfortable, new underwear, make up to make her look and feel special. The Chatan needs a new suit, new hat, new shirt, a whole new outfit. We need a hall, Chuppah, basic meal at least for guests. Most today want a photographer and at least one musical instrument to help make this day special. What else is needed?

Invitations, a means to get to the hall and home again. Oh wait a minute, did we say HOME again?

Well now, let us presume this couple has somehow managed to get at least the basics of a Jewish Kosher wedding together. The day has been wonderful. There is a car waiting to take them home. The car drives along to the address given. G-d willing somehow they found an apartment to rent.

The Chatan puts the key in the lock and "Vwalla". Yay, home sweet home. But is it? In the middle of the floor are two pillows and a blanket. The rest of the room is empty. The kitchen is empty, no refrigerator, no stove, no ....

OK, lets presume they paid a little more on rent and rented an apartment that has at least the stove and the refrigerator. Now let us presume they want something to drink. Will it be a nice glass of something cold or perhaps a cup of hot tea.... Hm, for the first they need a set of glasses and some fruit juice or something in the refrigerator, perhaps even an icecube holder. But it's winter you say. Well then, how about mugs and a kettle, some tea spoons, tea, coffee and sugar, perhaps milk and parev coffee cremer.

Now let us presume they have these basics, where will they sit, on the floor on the two pillows? How about some chairs, a table and a heater since it is winter.

Are you beginning to get the picture? Each of these items costs money. Each of these items is essential. How do you build your new home when Abba is in the next world and your Imma can only cover the basics for day to day living?

When one gets married, it is not just the Chuppah that is important, a whole new home with all the basic necessities is needed.

We have two young couples who have turned to our Bayit Chadash Gemach for assistance to begin their new home. Thus far they have just the two pillows and a blanket for the one couple and a set of linen and an outfit for the other. Yes someone actually donated a set of mugs, we still need the teaspoons. Someone kindly donated a kettle but how about a heater?

How about a vase to put the Kallah's bouquet into. How about a nice table cloth. One couple has a set of sheets, how about some towels.

The wedding is on 29 Kislev and the other on 2 Tevet. That is just 2 weeks away.

Please make a donation to help buid these new homes. Please dont leave these couples returning home to an empty room with only two pillows or a set of sheets. Just becuase one set of mugs was donated, dont think your donation is not needed too. 


Anyone wanting another option? Purchase a lovely gift from our online store and a percentage goes to assist this and other Kallot.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Giving to a New Home


As mentioned in yesterday's post, we have two new Kallot that we are assisting in our Bayit Chadash Gemach. A little about them and the Hamlatzot can be viewed on our website.

The first Chatunah is scheduled for 29 Kislev and the second for 2nd Tevet. That means we have only 2-3 weeks to help these special Kallot to set up their new homes.

Prior to coming to us these Kallot have the following to start their new home:

One Kallah has two pillows and a blanket thus far, the other Kallah has one set of linen and an outfit for Sheva Brachos. 

What can you donate?

We would love to give the Chatan who is an Orphan the Chatan Set which is the OzVeHadar Shas, Shulchan Aruch HaBahir, the complete 23 volume set of Shirat Devorah Tur and Oz VeHadar Mishna Brura

Both couples will need a good heater for the remainder of winter.

Both couples need towels.

We have one kettle how about another for the other couple?

We were donated two pots of different sizes. Both Kallot need a set of pots.

In short, any NEW item that will help to set up their new home.

Lastly we need to cover their taxi fare home with all the new items that you readers kindly donate. If you would like to donate in terms of money, please do so via our website

If you live in or around Yerushalayim and have any New items you can donate, please email us.

If you are still single and looking for a Segula to assist you to come to Chuppah, helping these Orphans to come to Chuppah is a very great Mitzvah. The Hamlatzot you will see on our website all talk of the blessing donors will receive by assisting these couples.

Thank you for your assistance. May we hear good things for Am Yisrael

Shoshanah

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Hachnasat Kallah - You CAN Make a Difference

Today we were approached to assist two Kallot. 

We have just received the Hamlatzot for the first Kallah.

This young Kallah will be marrying, G-d wiling on Bet Tevet. She is one of 12 children and has been an Orphan from her father for 5 years now. Her mother is a single mother and very hard working. They have nothing with which to begin their Bayit Ne'eman.

We have Letters of Approbation for them from
  • Rav Yaakov Yosef (the eldest son of Rav Ovadya Yosef) of Mosdot Tiferet Ohel Moshe 
  • Rav Yosef Hammany of Hashem ve Ganei Gad Yeshiva in Bnei Brak
  • Rav Chaim Aahron Mondrer Moreh Tzedek of the Eida HaChareidit. 
If anyone is able to assist, we will be setting up a page for them on our website. However you can visit our general Bayit Chadash Gemach page. Donations are welcome both in terms of monetary donations and any New items to set up their new home. You can donate here or email us.

If someone is willing to make a sizeable donation and needs to see the Hamlatzot, please email us. 

Anyone wanting another option? Purchase a lovely gift from our online store and a percentage goes to assist this and other Kallot.

Kashrut Alert


If you are Jewish, there are laws regarding our diet and eating known as Kashrut. Many think this relates only to not mixing meat and milk, or not eating treif meat e.g pork, camel and the other non-Kosher animals listed in the Torah.

Amongst these animals that we are not permitted to eat are bugs, worms and insects. While some know to check their rice, do you check your spices?

Have you considered checking your cereal. Perhaps you know to check oats prior to cooking. Did you know you should also check cereal that comes in a box, yes even with a Heksher (Kosher symbol) on that is ready to just add milk or non-dairy milk?

Ever considered something like CornFlakes might be a problem to eat. If Kashrut is important to you as it should be for every Jew, do yourself a favour and check your food before you eat it. Just to prove the necessity this morning we found a bug in our breakfast cereal. Yes the box has a lovely Kosher sign on it. Still checking for bugs is crucial. Dont fall by eating a worm, bug or other insect.

Check ALL your food prior to cooking, prior to serving and again prior to eatng.


Sunday, 4 December 2011

New - Come and Visit!

We are delighted to introduce you to our new online store.

The store is just beginning but do stop by and let us know what you think, what you like and make your purchase today.

A percentage of the proceeds goes towards our various Mitzvah Project.

We are eager to hear your feedback. Which gift is your favourite?
Would you like an image on a different item or a different image entirely?

Do let us know and buy your gift TODAY!!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Helping Needy Kallot in Israel


We are still collecting for the Orphan Kallah mentioned in the previous post. In the meantime we do have some lovely gifts to give to needy Kallot.

Some readers ask "is Hachnasat Kallah a Mitzvah?" The answer is "yes, it is a very big Mitzvah, so much so that it is mentioned in our morning Brachos." Our Bayit Chadash Gemach is all about assisting needy Kallot in developing their new home.

We like movement of the gifts that are donated. Money, donations and gifts are supposed to move on to the place where they belong, not to sit stored for ages. So, while the Kallah referred to above is a special case requiring extra assistance, we do have more items to give to other Kallot.

We have some lovely new hats, still with their labels on. Eco Friendly lipsticks and liners by Lori. We have a new clock, some seforim, photo frames, Challah covers and much more.
  • If you would like to join this wonderful Mitzvah, please email us regarding donating.
  • If you are a new Kallah or know a new Kallah, please be in touch too.

Please NOTE: We ONLY assist Kallot marrying and setting up their home in Eretz Yisrael and who are Torah observant.

Preference is given to Orphans first, Baalei Teshuvah with no family support second, next Olim and Talmidei Chachamim with no support and assistance. After this we will consider other Chatanim and Kallot.

Please note, we do not assist with the wedding itself, but rather with setting up the new home, the Bayit Chadash. Kallot do need two letters of reference from recognized Orthodox rabbis who know the Kallah and Chatan and their situation.

For enquiries or to make an appointment, please email us.

We look forward to hearing from you

Shoshanah

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