Every year at the seder, we say “Kol dichfin yeitzei veyechol–all who are hungry, come and eat.”
But have you ever stopped to think that perhaps “Kol Dichfin” isn’t as far away from our reality as we might think? Sometimes, “Kol Dichfin” means our neighbors the next house over.
At one of the most important times of the year, a time when families come together and children create memories that they’ll carry for a lifetime, there are those who can’t afford to celebrate the Yom Tov properly.
There are hundreds of families right here in our own community who are struggling to make Pesach. While they should be preparing for the holiday with joy, many of them are anxious and unsure of how they'll manage.
10-year-old Sara should be excited to wear her new Pesach clothes, not stressed about going to shul in an old hand-me-down that's a couple of sizes too small.
Your next door neighbor, Chaim, should be ordering as much matzah as his family needs, not desperately calling matzah bakeries trying to find one that will sell him a couple of boxes on credit.
Your cousin, Chaya, should be planning her Pesach menu down to the last detail, not carefully checking the sales section at Empire Kosher to see if she can cover the basics.
When the family next door can’t make Pesach, it’s our responsibility to be there for them. “Kol Dichfin” starts right here, in our community.
This Pesach, Keren Anash is organizing Maos Chitim for the Crown Heights community, providing funds to 250 local families who are struggling financially.
Will you invite all who are hungry to come and eat?