Benefiting Disadvantaged Families in Israel
Since our partnership with Yad Leah began in October, Bnai Zion and our supporters have arranged several successful clothing drives on their behalf in the tristate area and beyond. In February, Irina Schaeffer and her husband, George, Chairman of the National Board, organized a clothing drive at the Beverly Hills Synagogue in California. The drive was a massive success, and Mr. Schaeffer’s business shipped 2 pallets worth of clothing to Yad Leah, free of charge.
In March, New York synagogues Congregation Talmud Torah Adereth El and Temple Emanuel held clothing drives, and Cheryl Bier, Bnai Zion’s CEO, organized a drive at her home synagogue, AABJ&D of West Orange. David Edrich, National Board Member, collected nearly 30 bags at the drive he organized at Young Israel of North Woodmere this May.
Thank you to all of those who brought clothing to send to Yad Leah’s over 30 community locations in Israel, as well as those who contributed funds to cover their shipping. We anticipate many more opportunities to donate in the future, so stay tuned!