Thursday, July 11, 2013

Raffle Supporting the "Zevi Silver Caring Fund & Linking Hearts" Ends Tonight

The $100,000 Mega Raffle supporting the Zevi Silver Caring Fund & Linking Hearts ends tonight!

At the Chabad JEC Inaugural Gala last month, a new fund and initiative at Chabad Jewish Enrichment Center was announced. What follows is a part of a speech by Shlucha, Mrs. Chaya Ehrenreich:

Tonight is bittersweet for me as it is only a week since the passing of my dearest brother, Zevi, who would have turned 32 this week. Zevi valiantly fought to prolong his life and have more time with his young children throughout his ordeal with a terrible illness.

For as long as I can remember my little brother Zevi was a most positive upbeat person, this continued to be his motto: full of faith and full of optimism until his very last day. Zevi was an extremely caring son, brother, husband and father who always had a kind word for another and showed his appreciation to all those around him.

Tonight it is my honor to dedicate The Zevi Silver Caring Fund, at Chabad Jewish Enrichment Center in memory of Zevi – Binyamin Zev A”H ben R’ Avraham Yosef Sheyichye.

This will fund Chabad’s new program, Linking Hearts. Linking Hearts brings warmth, companionship, love and smiles to the faces and hearts of senior citizens who live alone or in assisted living facilities. This program partners local teens with seniors allowing both to benefit from this ongoing relationship. Linking hearts also includes hospital visitation, sharing hope, optimism and courage which will allow for all members of the community to be a part of it.

Zevi was the Chaplain at a senior assisted residence in his hometown of Mequon, WI. More recently, during his lengthy hospital stays, Zevi always went to great lengths to show and express his appreciation to all who cared for him and all of those who took the time to visit with him. In his final months, he planned a blood drive in his community to give back to the community that gave so much to him. The Linking Hearts program is something Zevi would be proud to have his name on.

Thank you to all have already participated in this meaningful endeavor.

Click here to donate and purchase a raffle ticket with a chance to win $100,000. Ticket packages range from $100 - $1,800. Please respond generously in memory of Zevi.

Additionally, YOUR DONATION WILL BE MATCHED 50% by a generous benefactor, i.e. your $100 donation translates to $150 donated to Chabad, your $1,000 = $1,500 to Chabad, etc.!

For more information, please call 845-356-6686.

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