This year more than ever.
When all the Gedolei Hador Shlita take the great move of standing together in one united front, and they all approve and declare:
“Vaad Harabbanim is our shaliach to fulfill the mitzvah of matanos l’evyonim,”
we will surely follow their lead.
The shaliach of all the Gedolei Hador will be also our shaliach this year. That’s where we will send our Matanos l’Evyonim money this year.
Vaad Harabbanim serves as the personal sheluchim of the Gedolei Hador to save many thousands of families all over Eretz Yisrael in severe distress. These cases of dire need have nowhere else to turn. Vaad Harabbanim is our sheluchim, too. It is our way to help the needy of Eretz Yisrael.
If we want the best, if we want the most mehudar, we can find it right here with Vaad Harabbanim. If it’s good enough for the Gedolei Hador, it’s surely good enough for us!
This year, our Matanos l’Evyonim will save many thousands of suffering souls!
Purim will be here soon. We can see it and smell it and almost touch it.
It’s going to be great! It’s going to be sameach!
In Vaad Harabbanim we feel the other side of Purim, too. The sad side.
Thousands of forms are piled up on the tables. The piles come from all over Eretz Yisrael, from places you know and places you don’t. Thousands and thousands of families that are afraid of Purim and of Pesach after it. Just mentioning the words makes them feel a choking feeling in their throats. They try to pull through until Isru Chag, manage somehow with a kazayis of matzah on Seder night, and that’s it.
Mishloach Manos ? Purim party, se’udah ? Costumes for the children, all those joint gifts at school asking for their participation?
They can’t face it. It’s depressing for them just to think about it.
Someone advised them to fill out a form and send it in to Vaad Harabbanim along with a recommendation from a Rav who knows the family.
And now they are waiting and hoping for your donation to save them from the unspeakable pain of a penniless Purim and an even more penniless Pesach.
They need your Matanos l’Evyonim.
When you donate to Vaad Harabbanim you become a full partner in the distribution of millions and millions of shekalim all over Eretz Yisrael in all the major and minor cities, in communities big and small. It’s countrywide. Wherever Jews are, Vaad Harabbanim is there to help them, if they need it.
You go hand in hand with the Gedolei Hador from Beer Sheva in the south to Haifa in the north, from Bnei Brak in the metropolitan center to Afulah in the agricultural Jezreel valley.
Nowhere in the world is there a tzedakah fund like this! A fund that encompasses the entire frum community in Eretz Yisrael! All cities and towns, all sectors, all kehillos.
You wanted to donate to widows and orphans? Vaad Harabbanim.
To the sick? To save lives? Vaad Harabbanim.
To talmidei chachamim and support of Torah learning? Vaad Harabbanim is the address.
For hachnasas kallah, for pidyon shevuyim, for struggling Kollel yungerleit, for poor, childless couples in need of fertility treatments.
All these and ten of thousands of others are included in your donation to Vaad Harabbanim.
There is no other place in the world that pulls together the whole frum community with all its variations, all the types of distress etc. All the Gedolei Hador lead this tzedakah fund forward, and all the frum public follows them. Honors their Halachic rulings, cares for their aniyim.
We take responsibility for one another in the most wondrous and most moving way there is!
If the Gedol Hador had not asked us to publicize it, we would not have dared to put it in writing:
“Vaad Harabbanimare our sheluchim,” he writes in his own handwriting, “and all should do the same!”
This is in fact how all the leading Torah personalities of our generation conduct themselves. Chassidische Rebbes and Gedolei Torah, Heads of Beis Din, Roshei Yeshivos, Leaders of congregations, the Tzaddikim we look up to and seek their blessings, advice and guidance. They all, long list, appoint specifically Vaad Harabbanim as their personal sheluchim to fulfill the mitzvah of the day.