Our hearts are broken as our nation mourns in unison. We are with you in every way and want you to know you are not alone.

Do you have relatives in Israel or know someone who does? Could they use a pick-me-up? We are preparing some homemade Challah and a beautiful care package to bring some comfort—a virtual hug if you will.  Please let us know if you would like to pick up one of these packages or can volunteer to deliver care packages. 

We hope you will enjoy the video below: This is how Jewish people respond to hate:

In times of trouble, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, would call upon all Jews to increase their Torah study, prayer, and acts of charity.

Traditionally, Jews have turned to the book of Psalms to pray in times of sorrow. We are taught that these Psalms have great power to bring healing to the world.

Perhaps you would consider adding the following prayer to your daily prayer during this crisis:

אַחֵינוּ כָּל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל הַנְּתוּנִים בַּצָּרָה וּבַשִּׁבְיָה הָעוֹמְדִים בֵּין בַּיָּם וּבֵין בַּיַּבָּשָׁה הַמָּקוֹם יְרַחֵם עֲלֵיהֶם וְיוֹצִיאֵם מִצָּרָה לִרְוָחָה וּמֵאֲפֵלָה לְאוֹרָה וּמִשִּׁעְבּוּד לִגְאֻלָּה הָשָׁתָא בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן

Our brothers and sisters the whole house of Israel, who are in distress and captivity who wander over sea and over land — may God have mercy on them, and bring them from distress to comfort, from darkness to light, from slavery to redemption, now, swiftly, and soon.

Here are a few worthwhile charities on the frontlines who could really use your assistance:

 

Sderot

Situation: Dozens of people were murdered in the streets on Simchat Torah, constant rockets. Impoverished city. 

Action: Donate food and medicine to people trapped at home, and food to local soldiers. Donate: https://secure.cardcom.solutions/e/x0t1

 

Ashkelon

Shliach: Rabbi Menachem Liberman 

Situation: Nonstop rockets, multiple direct hits on the community, including the Chabad girl’s high school and the shliach’s own home. 

Action: Delivering food and necessities to people’s homes, providing therapy support, children’s camps in the large Chabad House bomb shelters. 

How to donate: PayPal [email protected]

 

Thank Israeli Soldiers

Their team of volunteers are buying, loading, and delivering supplies all over the country. Their brother Aaron Claman, who lives in Boulder is available to answer any questions, if needed. [email protected] Donate here.

 

We are thinking of you during this trying time. If there is any way we could help support you, please don't hesitate to reach out at 720-422-6776 or [email protected].

-Rabbi Pesach and Chany Scheiner