We Don't Have a Place to Live

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raised by 31 people in 2 months

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I'm a single mother of 3 boys. We need to leave our apartment by this Sunday, March 31st 2019, as we don't have the means to pay the rent. But we don't have a place to go.

I’ve been married twice – first, in Israel to a physically abusive husband who put all his debts in my name. My entire salary would get garnished every month, and then our house got reposessed. My three boys are still traumatized, deeply.

Then I moved to Canada, with the hopes of remarrying and building a new life. Instead, I’ve been an aguna for the last three and a half years. The marriage was a disaster and he still hasn’t given me a get.

Since then, I haven't been able to afford a decent apartment. We lived in a windowless basement "apartment" meant for storage for a long time. More recently, I was advised by a Rav to try reestablishing myself in another city. Unfortunately nothing worked out there either, not for lack of trying... In the meantime, our possessions were thrown into the street because it was believed we had found a place to live. We have nowhere to live; no way to pay the rent.

Can you imagine the pain and embarrassment my children face every time we’re back on the street, struggling to find a place to sleep that night? They don't have decent clothing, shoes or coats to wear either. They're embarrassed to go to shul. By now, my oldest son has experienced an emotional breakdown and needs professional help. It breaks my heart to hear him say – “Is there no one in the world who cares about us?” 

If you're wondering why we don't move back to Israel, that's because I am faced with legal issues on my name, created by my first husband. We also have nowhere to live there.

The Jewish community of Montreal is trying to help me with my immigration papers and finding a job. But to do that, I need to be able to have a mailing address, the basic necessities to try to create the semblance of stability in my life and the lives of my three boys.

I would post a photo of our family, so you can see our faces, see that we're regular people, going through a very rough time. But I can't add to my childrens' extreme humiliation; they've suffered too much already.

After so much wandering, we just need a chance to start over. We need a roof over our heads for long enough to be able to stand on our own two feet. We need food to eat.  Our daily expenses are minimal, but out of our reach. I’m hoping to raise $15,000 to pay back my most pressing debt and to put down rent for the next 2 months. 

With your help, we can begin to rebuild our lives. Once we have a place to live, I can focus on getting a job, paying the bills, and getting my sons settled in yeshiva where they can each thrive, and finally live like normal boys their age.

Our case has come to the attention of several rabbonim who have worked to help us - Rav Wosner in Montreal, Rav Shlomo Miller and Rabbi Lowy in Toronto, Rav Brandsdorfer in Israel. Please read the letters and signatures at the bottom of this page.

Every donation means so much to us, regardless of the amount.

May you be blessed with only bracha in your lives, and always be zoche to be able to give instead of having to receive.

Tizku l'mitzvos!

 

 

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