Thursday, 10 January 2013

Hachnasat Kallah for a very special couple 2


This stunning set of brand new sterling silver candlesticks was generously donated to Chessed Ve'Emet to assist the Chatan and Kallah who we are currently assisting. The candlesticks were arranged on a brand new silver plated tray kindly donated by another donor, together with a full assortment of toiletries and other necessities for the Kallah, which she will appreciate when she begins to fulfill the Mitzvah of Taharas HaMishpachah.

Each of the items in the basket of toiletries was donated by a different donor. Whether a donation is large or small, as long as it is brand new we are happy to receive it and include it in the various items necessary to begin the new home of these new couples. Everything we give is aimed at giving dignity and honour to the couple marrying, something that every couple is deserving of.

The couple, based in Israel, have been waiting over a year due to difficulties involved in putting the wedding together. We are grateful to be a part of helping them bring it all together.

This Chatan and Kallah are a very special couple. The Kallah does not have parents to assist her and has been raised by her widowed grandmother. She has a disability affecting her walking and hence walks with assistive devices.

The Chatan is almost blind, being able to see only a few centimetres away from his face. His greatest love is studying Torah which he can only do with large print Seforim (Torah books), held very close to his eyes - with his beard flush on the page. 

The picture below shows the Chatan giving Rabbi Eliyahu Shear of Chessed Ve'Emet a letter of thanks for the first few items received as can be seen on the table (the candlesticks on tray and the basket of toiletries.) The couple are in urgent need of some very important items, including but not limited to:
  • A custom made suit for the Chatan due to other physical deformities
  • A number of white shirts to start his married life
  • New shoes for the Chatan which are easy for him to fasten as he cannot manage laces. 
  • A new hat for the Chatan
  • An adjustable quality Shtender to assist with his learning
  • A trolley for the Kallah to take food or other items to her Chatan (soon to be husband) as her hands are usually holding her walking aides
  • A list of necessary Torah books for the Chatan, vital to every Jewish home. Anyone wanting to donate can enquire as to the books he is in need of.
  • Bookshelves for his books
  • A few sessions of occupational therapy to assist this couple to adjust to married life with their combined and varied disabilities. These sessions will be provided by Shoshanah Shear and are not offered through the National Health. The couple are not able to pay for private sessions.
If you would like to assist any of our orphan Chatanim and Kallot, please visit our website and support our services or purchase a gift voucher to sponsor either a gift or service for our couples. 







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