For some, Shabbat & Yom Tov is a time for good food and relaxation.  For others it is a time to spend with family and get close to Hashem.   For Yad Ezrah, it is the ability to take all of the above and share it with the less fortunate. 

A dedicated group of Yad Ezrah volunteers, in an act of pure chessed, invite mentally disabled patients into their homes for Shabbat and Yom Tov.  These guests are welcomed into a warm family atmosphere, fed delicious food and integrated into a situation of song, conversation and laughter. 

This is in direct contradiction to their usual state of loneliness, apathy, rejection and depression.  The experience is one of joy, inclusion and hope.   Indeed, in many circumstances, the bond between the host and guest develops into a lifetime relationship.

As the relationship between the host and the guest grows, the patient becomes a cherished member of the family.  This greatly enhances the overall spiritual and psychological healing of the guest and brings great satisfaction to the entire family. 

You can help sustain these acts of kindness to the mentally disabled by donating towards the expense of these Shabbat & Yom Tov events.  Together, we can change the lives of those who cannot do it alone. 

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