Printed from ctvp.org

Holidays

For families who have lost a loved one to terror or war, or those who have a family member who has been seriously injured, holidays can be a very painful time when they keenly feel the loss and grief.

CTVP provides financial assistance to these families so they can purchase the special foods which are a vital part of the celebration of the various holidays. As well, CTVP ensures that all these families have the special items they need to celebrate the holiday. From Shmura Matzah for pesach, or even honey for Rosh Hashna.

Families are invited to the homes of volunteers for the holidays and large public celebrations are also held by CTVP around Israel so no one is left out.

CTVP HELPS TERROR VICTIMS FOR THE UPCOMING PASSOVER HOLIDAY

CTVP HELPS TERROR VICTIMS FOR THE UPCOMING PASSOVER HOLIDAY

CTVP has begun the annual "Passover help program" enabling the terror victims who are under financial burden to celebrate and enjoy the Holiday of Passover.

matza.jpg

 

CTVP has begun the annual "Passover help program" enabling the terror victims who are under financial burden to celebrate and enjoy the Holiday of Passover. The Families and individuals being helped are from all parts of Israel. Many have been hit recently with rocket attacks in the cities of Ashkelon and Sderot, while others are still affected from explosions and gun attacks that occured several years ago. "The finacial strain put on an average family after a terrorist attack can  last for years and be very overwhelming ,especially before the holidays" said Menachem Kutner director of operations at ctvp in Israel. ''The joy we can bring to a family by helping them with the passover expenses lifts a load off their shoulders and brings a warm smile to their faces'' Kutner further commented. The ctvp delivers Matzoh and wine as well, allowing the families to experience the holiday traditions with the strong feeling that they are not alone.

 

 

Hundreds of Volunteers To Visit Terror Victims on Purim

phpThumb.php (18).jpg

Chabad's Terror Victims Project (CTVP) rallied hundreds of volunteers to bring mishloach manos, traditional gifts of food, to terror victims and their families on Purim. There are currently over 3000 such families in Israel who have either lost a loved one or have a relative who was injured in the war against Palestinian terror. These families have to deal with a painful reality every day, including the tragic loss or injury of someone they loved and incurable trauma.

As Purim and the month of Adar, a time of rejoicing approach, many families find it impossible to forget their pain and join in the festive celebrations. A woman whose husband was seriously injured in a terror attack told her son, “Who has the energy or the desire to start with Purim costumes, a kindergarten party, ormishloach manos for your schoolfriends while Daddy is still in Beit Levenstein doing rehabilitation?”

CTVP director, Rabbi Menachem Kutner, has announced that this year volunteers will visit over 3,000 terror victims and their families on Purim, bringing them festival joy and doing the mitzvos of the day with them. CTVP rallied volunteers from around the country to act as the “infantry” of over 300 Chabad Houses countrywide. The volunteers will bring  the families a package of mishloach manos and true festival joy.

Many family members have said that they feel that most of the public had forgotten their suffering. But CTVP's joyful Purim visits deeply move them and gave them a rare moment of happiness with a feeling of solidarity at exactly the right time.

Chabad volunteers will also invite the families to Megillah readings and take part in special celebrations for children and their parents. Needy families were invited to Purim meals in the homes of the volunteers and will take an active part in the joy of the festival.

 

Looking for older posts? See the sidebar for the Archive.