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Caring for our Brothers and Sisters Expelled from Gush Katif

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for the true heroes of the Jewish People this coming Yom Tov

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The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) continues to provide provisions for the Shalosh Regalim, The Jewish Festival Holidays for the former residents of Gush Katif and Northern Shomron who were expelled from their homes in August 2005. 


The National Council of Young Israel initially embarked on its food distribution campaign before Succot 2007.  Together with the Council of Young Israel Rabbis in Israel (“CYIR”), and in conjunction with the Yad Ezra organization in Israel, the NCYI provided several truckloads of food to families who had been evacuated from Gush Katif.  With the help of Eugen and Jean Gluck of Forest Hills, Queens, and many other shuls and individuals who made additional financial contributions, the National Council of Young Israel purchased several truckloads of food for Succot.  The food was delivered to over 500 families in Nitzan, as well as to many other Gush Katif families in the Golan, Ashkelon, and various other cities.


The NCYI also organized a food distribution campaign for Pesach 2008.  Several days prior to Pesach, after having funds to buy food for the families of Gush Katif for Yom Tov, the NCYI and Yad Ezra arranged to have four truckloads carrying more than twenty-five tons of food delivered to the city of Nitzan, and another truckload delivered to Sderot.  More than 700 families in need benefited from the Shalosh Regalim Campaign on Pesach.  As they had done for the Succot campaign, the Glucks of Forest Hills took a leading role once again and helped ensure the success of the Pesach food distribution campaign.  The food distribution campaign was replicated again for the holiday of Shavuot, when two truckloads carrying 50,000 containers of dairy products were delivered to the families.


Succot 2008 brought with it another successful campaign which enabled hundreds of families in need to put food on their tables for Yom Tov.  More than 1,000 families of the former communities of Gush Katif and Northern Shomron, and from Sderot, have been the beneficiaries of food for Yom Tov through the National Council of Young Israel’s Shalosh Regalim Campaign.


With Succot 2009 (5770) virtually upon us, the National Council of Young Israel is again collecting funds to purchase food for the families of Gush Katif for Yom Tov.  NCYI Executive Vice President Rabbi Pesach Lerner urged people to participate in the Shalosh Regalim Campaign so that families, who otherwise would not be able to bring the joy of Yom Tov into their home, will be provided with the opportunity to do so.


Shuls and individuals are encouraged to help sponsor a family or families at $500 - $750 for the holiday.  Contributions should be made payable to Young Israel Charities – Shalosh Regalim Campaign and mailed to the National Council of Young Israel, 111 John Street, Suite 450, New York, New York, 10038.  Donations can also be made online at (simply click on “Donate” and select “Gush Katif Shalosh Regalim Campaign”).


For more information, contact, Rabbi Pesach Lerner, the Executive Vice President of the National Council of Young Israel, at or call 212-929-1525 x100.

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NCYI Shalosh Regalim Program to Aid Former Residents of Gush Katif is in the News

Hamodia - July 29, 2009

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