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Gifts to the Needy
“…whoever is hungry, let them come in and eat…” - The Passover Haggada


Dear Friends, 

One of the highlights of every Seder takes place as we welcome Elijah the Prophet into our homes and invite his soul to join our family, if but for a moment. We even place a cup of wine known as the “Kos Shel Eliyahu” (the goblet of Elijah) reserved for our very special guest. As a child, I recall often staring at the rim of the goblet hoping to see a little movement in the wine assuring me that indeed Elijah was in the room.
Well, I haven’t found the secret as to how to get Elijah to reveal himself to us just yet, but what I have found is something perhaps even more powerful. Instead of us waiting to see Elijah, let us this year work on “being Elijah”. Elijah has always been the prophet given the assignment of delivering good news and assisting in a time of need. His name is synonymous with caring and providing.
During the weeks leading up to the Passover holiday, we at Chabad are being made aware of people who are in such dire straits that they cannot obtain the most basic provisions for Passover. THIS YEAR, AS YOU CAN WELL IMAGINE, DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS CRISIS, SO MANY FAMILIES SADLY NEED OUR SUPPORT. This includes large families, single-parent families, destitute individuals, immigrants, and senior citizens. In response, we will be disbursing special funds to help those in need afford to make Passover.
I urge you to partner with us and LET US BE ELIJAH! Let us provide, let us share, let us care, let us deliver, let us assist. Please click here to send in a special Passover Contribution for the “Elijah Fund”. 
It is axiomatic that showing kindness to others makes us worthy of kindness in our own lives. In the merit of your generosity and compassion in bringing the joy of Passover to the less fortunate, may you and yours be blessed with a very healthy and joyous holiday and may you celebrate your Seder along with a very proud Elijah!

 CLICK HERE to make a donation.

Sincerely Yours, 
Rabbi Mendy Levertov

PS – If you know someone who can benefit from a Passover Seder Package, please let me know by emailing me at [email protected]



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