THE YAD EZRAH CHESSED ORGANIZATION
Yad Ezrah Chessed Organization was founded by the Jerusalem-based Tzaddik, Reb Asher Freund zt”l. He was a genuine pioneer of Chessed. Before the mid-nineteen hundreds, Reb Asher singlehandedly saved entire families from hunger and starvation. One example of his messirus nefesh to help poor families was that he collected leftover produce from the “shuk” and discreetly delivered the food to their doors in the middle of the night.
Yad Ezrah was a direct outgrowth of this selfless act, which in turn led to the establishment of Yad Ezrah’s multi-faceted Chessed programs. Yad Ezrah is now a multi-branched umbrella organization with diverse targeted assistance based on the life cycle of the recipient. It serves as a support system for thousands of hard-working families who are unable to fully provide for their monthly needs due to various circumstances.
Yad Ezrah also helps emotionally challenged individuals in their struggle to cope and return to living a normal life. The result is family stability and the inspiration to become part of a society that gives back to the community.
Yad Ezrah’s large scale chessed services include:
- Weekly and holiday food package deliveries
- Kimche D’Pische
- Complete Pesach hospitality for widows and orphans
- A free Soup Kitchen open every day, including Shabbos and Yom Tov
- Educational Day Care Services
- Medical and Emotional Support Services
- Dental clinics with professional dental care at discounted prices
- Hachnossas Kallah – Wedding halls at reduced costs, low-cost housing for newlyweds
- Free Tefillin for orphans and the poor.
Every so often, Yad Ezrah receives shipments of quality clothing, winter coats, shoes for children, winter covers and quilts, and more from our caring supporters. These basic and costly items are made available, free-of charge, to the poor.
Yad Ezrah also extends spontaneous assistance during strenuous and emotionally draining circumstances, such as to soldiers during war times and to the general population under enemy fire.
והנה כל היסוד של שלום הבית היהודי הוא היסוד של כלל ישראלת כי הפרט הוא הכללת ועל ידי התחזקות והתייסדות הטובה של הפרט מתחזק הכלל כולו
From Reb Asher Freund
"It is my wish, hope, and prayer that Hashem will answer your personal prayers for all that is good, and He will awaken your heart to do acts of benevolence and charity. May you thereby merit to be a partner and a witness to our final redemption. "
From Reb Asher Freund