Avi Levy Yahrtzeit Campaign

$10,921 of $20,000 raised

raised by 127 people in 5 months

Verified campaign
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

I will never forget the night I came back from the levaya of my dear friend and neighbor, R’ Avraham Meir Levy Z”L.  It was well past midnight when I went to help the new almanah and her 6 young orphans sit down for the Seudat Havra’a, the meal which is eaten by the mourners after a funeral.

Mrs. Levy pulled me over to the side, and asked me if I would continue to help her now that her husband, my friend, was no longer with us.  At such a tragic time in her life, this is the thought which was in her mind. I promised her that I would continue to do whatever I could for her; that I wouldn’t abandon her now that her husband was gone.

I’ve tried my best to help the Levys during Avraham Meir’s drawn-out illness, and since his untimely petirah.  As a social worker, I’ve tried to use my knowledge and connections to get as much help for the family as possible.  Since the Levy’s are Anglos, they don’t know all the ins and outs of how things work here in Israel, so I’ve tried to connect them with the right government agencies and organizations which can help them out.  I’ve also acted as their Hebrew-speaking representative, speaking with various tzedaka organizations to try to procure funding.

BH so many kind people have reached out to help the Levys, but the need is still great.  As Avraham Meir’s first yahrzeit approaches, I am turning to you for help.

For 14 years, Avraham Meir z”l and his wife Baila lived a simple lifestyle, raising 6 children on a meager kollel stipend.  Yet they never complained; their home was filled with a palpable joy and energy.  Avraham Meir’s devastating diagnosis—and his ensuing 22-month battle with cancer—crushed the family financially, wiping out whatever paltry savings they had.

Baila - a beloved EYAHT alumna who gave up a comfortable life in the States to bring up a Torah family in Eretz Yisrael—was left to care for her husband around-the-clock, caring for him whenever he was well enough to be home, and commuting back and forth to the hospital during the many times he needed more intensive care. She did so with love and faith, despite having almost no time to tend to the house and children, let alone bring in some much-needed income. The Levys’ friends and family gave whatever they could, but 22 months of zero income left the family in a dark place of poverty.

Since Avraham Meir’s petirah, several tzedaka organizations have come to the rescue, sending much-needed funds to supplement Bituach Leumi’s monthly payment for widows and orphans. As is standard practice, these tzedaka organizations pledged their support for one year—and that year is coming to an end.  

Particularly for a family with 6 young children—all of whom desperately need regular tutors and therapists after two years of excruciating emotional trauma and upheaval—the monthly Bituach Leumi payment alone is not nearly enough.

Everyone who is close to the family, including Baila’s bereavement counselor, agree that right now, Baila must devote her energies to helping her family heal—not to becoming a full time breadwinner. Though she does work for several hours in the morning while her children are in school, her salary will not be enough to live on once the tzedaka organizations stop helping out.

We need your help!

Can you help us raise enough money to give Baila one more year of healing—one more year in which she doesn’t have to worry about paying the electric bill, buying her daughters a new dress for Yom Tov, or choosing healthy, wholesome food for the kids?

For Baila and her 6 orphans, these 12 months of healing can spell the difference between a healthy recovery—and a lifelong emotional struggle.

Baila and her kids have come so far. Can you help them reach a place of stability and strength?

With your donation, you’ll be enabling a family of six vibrant children to stand a chance at a happy, balanced life.

Please, help me keep my promise I made to Mrs. Levy the night of the Levaya.

In the zechus of this enormous mitzvah—directly helping a widow and orphans, who are deeply beloved to Hashem—may you and your family never know of such pain.

Tizku L’Mitzvos,

Eli Yemini

 

 

;

;
$10,921 of $20,000 raised

raised by 127 people in 5 months

Created by

Friends of the Levy Family
January 2018

Contact this campaign

TELL OTHERS To GIVE!

Donations

Anonymous donated

3 weeks ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

1 month ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

2 months ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

2 months ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

3 months ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

3 months ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

3 months ago $36.00

Anonymous donated

3 months ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

3 months ago ₪360.00
In honor of Libat Shakked

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $18.00

David Weissman donated

4 months ago $50.00

Marc L Rose donated

4 months ago $18.00
In honor of Rabbi Levy, zt'l

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $100.00
In memory of our dear grandparents

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $18.00

Suzanne Cohen donated

4 months ago £100.00
In memory of Abe and Ada Rosenfield

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $10.00

JL Glass donated

4 months ago ₪100.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $10.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $5.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $2.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $18.00
In honor of Naomi bas Rochel

Pam Resnikoff donated

4 months ago $180.00
In memory of Fayga Eta Bas Aaron Yechiel

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $36.00

Alan &Lara Weinberg donated

4 months ago $1,000.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $50.00
In honor of l'refuah shleimah Elimelech David ben Chaya Baila

David Brinn donated

4 months ago $100.00
In honor of Sol and Sarah Brinn

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $18.00
In honor of L'ilui nishmas Doniel ben Dovid, z'l

Vivian Mayer donated

4 months ago $36.00

Chana Fish donated

4 months ago $360.00

Esther Sterlin donated

4 months ago $200.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $18.00

Yael Yunger donated

4 months ago $54.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $10.00
In honor of For a refuah shelayma for my father

Gila Ginsberg donated

4 months ago $100.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago ₪400.00
In honor of Elimelech Dovid Ben Chaya Bayla Eric Most refuah shelemah

A I donated

4 months ago $50.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $26.00

Lapidus Family donated

4 months ago $50.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $100.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $180.00

Murielle Josse donated

4 months ago $100.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $36.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $18.00

David Yaniv donated

4 months ago $180.00
In honor of Michel Yaakov ben Avrohom Yithok

Chaya Miriam Weisman donated

4 months ago $18.00
In honor of Pesach Tzvi Ben Surah Bracha

Anonymous donated

4 months ago £40.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $5.00

Darien Sheff donated

4 months ago $36.00

Lauren Jaye donated

4 months ago $36.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $72.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $100.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $100.00

Devorah Ehrlich Rich donated

4 months ago $20.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $200.00

John T Hunter donated

4 months ago $360.00

Ilya Zaychik donated

4 months ago $100.00

Lomner donated

4 months ago $100.00

Solomon Jaskiel donated

4 months ago $50.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $50.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $100.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $20.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $240.00
In honor of Barcuh Ben Chaya

Rachel Lerner donated

4 months ago $72.00

Abe Newman donated

4 months ago $500.00

Jen Kotler donated

4 months ago ₪200.00
In honor of Belinda and the kids, we love you!

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $36.00

Leonard Miller donated

4 months ago $1,000.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $36.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $180.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $100.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $100.00
In memory of Zoltan and Kitty Justin

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $5.00

Ziporah Yorbiner donated

4 months ago $26.00
In honor of Sidney and Shirley Dumler

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $36.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $5.00
In honor of moshe refael ben hadassa

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $36.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $65.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $36.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $100.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $36.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $15.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $54.00

Marc Kurtz donated

4 months ago $100.00

William (Vel) Werblowsky donated

4 months ago ₪180.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $50.00

Gabriel Plaut donated

4 months ago $100.00
In honor of The Plaut's in Beitar Iillit

HERBERT & NAOMI COHEN donated

4 months ago $180.00
In honor of THE BIRTH OF HAVIV LEVI MALUL

Carol J Berkus donated

4 months ago $100.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago ₪800.00

Rochelle Brenner donated

4 months ago $180.00
In memory of Rabbi Pesach Brenner, z"l, Menachem and Leah Korolchuk, z"l

Stan Mandelkern donated

4 months ago $500.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $18.00

Daniel Goldberg donated

4 months ago $36.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $20.00

Ebgrow Investments donated

4 months ago $500.00
In honor of Eli and Barbara Grossman

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $50.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $18.00

Tehilla donated

4 months ago $18.00
In memory of Chana fraidel bas yaakov zalman

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $36.00

Rosenthal donated

4 months ago $100.00
In honor of Yeshua Hamashiach

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $15.00

Tali Goldberg donated

4 months ago $54.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $72.00
In memory of Chana Sara bas Yehuda

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $121.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $100.00
In honor of Yocheved rus bat henya

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $10.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $300.00

Zoe Bourgoin-Stone donated

4 months ago $120.00

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $72.00
In memory of Avraham ben Yitzchak

Anonymous donated

4 months ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

5 months ago $1.00
In honor of Almighty, Thank You for my Parents

Anonymous donated

5 months ago $5.00

Anonymous donated

5 months ago $3.00

Anonymous donated

5 months ago $36.00

Anonymous donated

5 months ago $5.00

Anonymous donated

5 months ago $5.00

Anonymous donated

5 months ago $26.00

Sidney Tannenbaum donated

5 months ago $80.00
+ See more

Free Fundraising for Jewish Causes
  • 0% Commission
  • Easy 3 Minute Set Up
  • 24/6 Customer Service
Start Your Campaign Now

Popular Campaigns

Latest Campaigns

Ajdut Israel

Ajdut Israel

Achdut Yisrael is the orthodox community in Belgrano neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With a growing school, mikvah, and other Chessed campai

More Info >

Help a kallah go under the chupa

Help a kallah go under the chupa

It’s getting closer and closer to Chaya’s Chasuna, but there is no money to cover the expenses.  With just 4 weeks left till the wedding they

More Info >

The Glenda's Fund

The Glenda's Fund

Hi my name is Glenda and I'm homeless and I live in the shelter I'm going to mental health facility call Northside I've been here since February and m

More Info >

הכנסת כלה - Hachnoses Kallah

הכנסת כלה - Hachnoses Kallah

More Info >

KEEP A NEW BIPOLAR BUSY THIS SUMMER AND OUT OF TROUBLE

KEEP A NEW BIPOLAR BUSY THIS SUMMER AND OUT OF TROUBLE

This unfortunate preteen bipolar needs to do something until she becomes stable. We'd send her to female swiming only or use metrocards to take

More Info >

Gas leak? And wires exposed on outlets? Its dangerous!

Gas leak? And wires exposed on outlets? Its dangerous!

(Sunday update: they will need to use electric little appliances until this gets fixed.) We smell gas when we use the gas range. It smells like b

More Info >

Open My Lips

Open My Lips

More Info >

The Rabbanim Are Calling on Klal Yisroel: Help Us Save a Group of Orphans From Tragedy

The Rabbanim Are Calling on Klal Yisroel: Help Us Save a Group of Orphans From Tragedy
Verified campaign
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Gali lost her parents in a car accident when she was 3 years old. She was passed from foster family to foster family, forever alone… Devorah’s

More Info >

Last warning before they shut off his gas

Last warning before they shut off his gas

Shalom, Please help this poor family with 6 children, they barely have money for food, the father asked me to post this campaign, he needs to pay thi

More Info >

hachnosas kallah fund

hachnosas kallah fund

My friend is getting married and needs help setting up her apartment. her family is not in a financial situation that they would be able to help her.

More Info >

Faulty / Gas Leaking Oven and Plumbing problems in our appartment! 150 needed

Faulty / Gas Leaking Oven and Plumbing problems in our appartment! 150 needed

We are asking your contribution to a family that is going thru dificulties. They are NOT spenders, they do NOT go to the mountains, weddings are Tako

More Info >

Building a Shul, Building a Community (Kehillas Kol Yehudah, Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel, Israel)

Building a Shul, Building a Community (Kehillas Kol Yehudah, Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel, Israel)

Kehillas Kol Yehudah, named after Harav Ben Zion Yehudah Leib Twerski zy"a of Hornosteipel, is embarking on the next chapter in the journey of the T

More Info >
See more campaigns

Latest Donations

Yoel Becker donated

2 min ago $50.00
Yeshivas Chosein Yehoshua - Rav Bienstock - Two months
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Rose Labin Brach donated

8 min ago $36.00
Zichron Mordechai
In honor of mordche ben yisroel eluzer esther bas reb yakov

Anonymous donated

8 min ago $18.00
SAVE A FAMILY IN ISRAEL FROM GETTING EVICTED

Yoad Elmaleh donated

18 min ago $15.00
My Wife Has Cancer and I have Nothing For My Daughters Wedding!

Anonymous donated

19 min ago $12.00
SAVE A FAMILY IN ISRAEL FROM GETTING EVICTED
In memory of Yaakov yitzchok Ben binyomin

Anonymous donated

19 min ago $18.00
Last warning before they shut off his gas

Anonymous donated

22 min ago $25.00
SAVE A FAMILY IN ISRAEL FROM GETTING EVICTED

Anonymous donated

22 min ago $100.00
SAVE A FAMILY IN ISRAEL FROM GETTING EVICTED

Sari Ketz donated

29 min ago $360.00
The Rabbanim Are Calling on Klal Yisroel: Help Us Save a Group of Orphans From Tragedy
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Anonymous donated

30 min ago $36.00
The Rabbanim Are Calling on Klal Yisroel: Help Us Save a Group of Orphans From Tragedy
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.
In honor of Gershon Baruch ben Yerachmiel Lazar

Anonymous donated

34 min ago $100.00
SAVE A FAMILY IN ISRAEL FROM GETTING EVICTED

RenA donated

35 min ago $72.00
SAVE A FAMILY IN ISRAEL FROM GETTING EVICTED

Anonymous donated

36 min ago $18.00
Please Help Me Give My Kids Their Daddy Back
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.
In honor of Yerachmiel Eliezer ben Gershon Baruch

Alexander Dansky donated

37 min ago £10.00
SUPPORT BATYA WALK4SPLASH
In memory of יעקב בו יהושע דוד

Chaim donated

37 min ago $72.00
Yeshivas Chosein Yehoshua - Rav Bienstock - Two months
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.
In honor of Ahron Aryeh Ben Sara rechel

Shibolet Cohen donated

38 min ago ₪180.00
Please help Sari - young flash flood survivor
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Naami Shain donated

41 min ago $36.00
MY BEN BAYIS ABUSED MY KIDS!
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Anonymous donated

48 min ago $5.00
SAVE A FAMILY IN ISRAEL FROM GETTING EVICTED

Tikvah Menter donated

49 min ago $10.00
MY BEN BAYIS ABUSED MY KIDS!
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Anonymous donated

49 min ago $100.00
Chasan and Kallah Fund

Anonymous donated

50 min ago $100.00
A Message For Klal Yisroel From the Gadol HaDor: Help a Kallah With "Simply Nothing"
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Tikvah Menter donated

52 min ago $10.00
Help save this couple and their eight children before their home falls apart
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Anonymous donated

57 min ago $3.00
Devastating Tragedy Of The Azan Family
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Cara Nasisi donated

58 min ago $72.00
Chavi’s Fund: Please help kallah ( newly engaged) to marry and build her life.

Shloime M Sofer donated

1 hour ago ₪36.00
SUPPORT LIEBE WALK4SPLASH
In honor of liebe

Ruti Horn donated

1 hour ago $55.00
Sefer Torah for Tzivia Zielinski A"H

מענדל גרינפעלד donated

1 hour ago £1.00
Help Our Dear Friend Smile On His Wedding Day
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.
In honor of מיין בעסטער חבר/... שלמה זלמן גוטמן

Anonymous donated

1 hour ago $100.00
גיי מיר העלפן א חשובע איד מיט חובות און הוצאות החתונה
In honor of Kamada rebbe

Anonymous donated

1 hour ago $64.00
Kiruv Fund
In memory of yisrael ben yeshayahu & aaron ben yeshayahu

Anonymous donated

1 hour ago $36.00
My Wife Has Cancer and I have Nothing For My Daughters Wedding!
In honor of our new chatan and kalla

Anonymous donated

1 hour ago $18.00
SAVE A FAMILY IN ISRAEL FROM GETTING EVICTED
In memory of Gershon Yitzchak ben Yoel Eliezer

Anonymous donated

1 hour ago $72.00
MY BEN BAYIS ABUSED MY KIDS!
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Anonymous donated

1 hour ago $18.00
The Rabbanim Are Calling on Klal Yisroel: Help Us Save a Group of Orphans From Tragedy
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Michael Sochaczewski donated

1 hour ago $100.00
Yeshivas Chosein Yehoshua - Rav Bienstock - Two months
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Anonymous donated

1 hour ago $18.00
MY BEN BAYIS ABUSED MY KIDS!
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Anonymous donated

1 hour ago $100.00
A Worried Chosson!

Moishe And Riki Greenberg donated

1 hour ago $100.00
Sefer Torah for Tzivia Zielinski A"H

Yelena Yankiver donated

1 hour ago $36.00
SAVE A FAMILY IN ISRAEL FROM GETTING EVICTED
In memory of Naftali Ben Falik

Anonymous donated

1 hour ago $36.00
A Message For Klal Yisroel From the Gadol HaDor: Help a Kallah With "Simply Nothing"
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Anonymous donated

1 hour ago $10.00
Help save this couple and their eight children before their home falls apart
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Chaya Bender donated

1 hour ago $18.00
MY BEN BAYIS ABUSED MY KIDS!
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Anonymous donated

1 hour ago $100.00
A Message For Klal Yisroel From the Gadol HaDor: Help a Kallah With "Simply Nothing"
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Anonymous donated

1 hour ago $100.00
SAVE A FAMILY IN ISRAEL FROM GETTING EVICTED

Anonymous donated

2 hours ago $18.00
Sefer Torah for Tzivia Zielinski A"H

Anonymous donated

2 hours ago $50.00
Sefer Torah for Tzivia Zielinski A"H

Anonymous donated

2 hours ago $18.00
Nelly is Battling Cancer. Please help her cover her most basic bills!
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Anonymous donated

2 hours ago $20.00
SAVE A FAMILY IN ISRAEL FROM GETTING EVICTED

Anonymous donated

2 hours ago $5.00
SAVE A FAMILY IN ISRAEL FROM GETTING EVICTED

Shulem Rand donated

2 hours ago $1,000.00
Yeshivas Chosein Yehoshua - Rav Bienstock - Two months
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Anonymous donated

2 hours ago $5.00
SAVE A FAMILY IN ISRAEL FROM GETTING EVICTED
+ See more

How does TheChesedFund.com work?

TheChesedFund.com is a revolutionary and easy to use platform for any Orthodox Jewish cause to raise funds quickly. SImply follow these steps and your campaign will be well on it’s way to reaching tens of thousands of potential donors across the globe!

Step 1: Create a free account on TheChesedFund.com

Step 2: Start your campaign

Step 3: Accept donations

Does TheChesedFund.com take a commission on funds that are raised?

Nope! TheChesedFund does not collect commissions on donations unlike other crowdfunding sites. The platform is free to use and we do not charge a commission to any fundraiser.

The only fee that fundraisers pay are the credit card processing fees (If you know a way around this, please email us at Support@thechesedfund.com)

We rely on users like yourself to donate to The Chesed Fund so we can continue helping others in need.