Jerusalem Shabbat Fund

Families in Israel on public assistance do not receive enough money for extras such as Shabbat and holiday celebrations.

The SSC recognizes the importance of helping families make a dignified and proper Shabbat meal. As part of its outreach efforts, the SSC helps poor, needy families, identified through Social Services, by providing weekly vouchers that can be used to purchase Shabbat meals.

The SSC provides approximately 250 indigent families with $50 weekly vouchers so that these needy families can have a celebrate Shabbat. In addition, the Jerusalem Shabbat Fund presents its families with financial stipends for Jewish holidays.