How does your donation to the Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery Project of Jewish Family Service impact our community? Here’s just one example:
Leah and Nathan rely on our Passover Delivery Project to traditionally observe the holiday at home. They both grew up keeping the traditions of Passover: no consumption of bread, pasta, corn, peas, rice…any and all prohibited foods were off the table, literally and figuratively. And unfortunately, kosher for Passover items are expensive, often to the point of leaving those with unstable financial situations have to choose between paying their bills or ritualistically celebrating Passover. For Leah and Nathan, and their 2 children, this became their reality. Nathan lost his job in the recession 8 years ago, and has struggled finding steady work; Leah works part time when she can. With a reduced income, just buying matzo can be difficult. As it’s very important to them to observe Passover as they did growing up, the Passover Delivery Project has been immeasurably helpful to them.
“Having Passover food brought to us…it’s such a blessing,” said Leah. “We can have a seder, we can enjoy the food of the season, we can teach our children the traditions. How can we say thank you enough?”
Nathan is also grateful for this project. “It takes some of the stress away at Passover, getting that kosher for Pesach food. Knowing the community is there for us, helping us stay a part of the community, that means the world to me, to us.”
Leah and Nathan are aliases, of course. But the story is true. Every dollar you contribute to the Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery Project of Jewish Family Service directly impacts members of our community. Not only does it help purchase kosher for Passover food (packaged, fresh and/or frozen) that allows them to observe Passover in the traditional way, but it helps keep the Heldman Family Food Pantry stocked year-round.
Now is the time: the Passover Delivery Project is on April 7th. Be a part of this mitzvah, help your community, and make your contribution to the Passover Delivery Project today. Our success is due to your generosity – thank you! Donate now