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A Group of Baalebatim Join Together to Raise the Bar for Kupas Yom Tov

With Yom Tov rapidly approaching and the ever-growing list of request, the heat is on to raise all the necessary funds to cover the checks. Kupas Yom Tov was started before Pesach two and ½ years. The Lakewood community was struck with the sudden untimely petira of one of BMG’s most chashuve yungerleit, R’ Shlomo Zalmen Rosengarten Z’’l, and Hayeled Eliyahu Eliezer Raitzik A’h, in one day. This double heartbreak gave way to an awakening of the true feeling of love and caring we have towards each other, and thus Kupas Yom Tov was born. Kupas Yom Tov was established with the goal of significantly easing the financial burden that many yungerleit face when covering the Yom Tov expenses while many of these chashuve Yungerleit ‘make it’ from month to month, choosing to live simply and make do with less, when the Yom Tov expenses pile up they simply can’t do it.

With tremendous siyata Dishmaya the idea took like wildfire, everyone jumped at the chance to help their own friends, relatives, neighbors, and the kupa grew very quickly, from $90,000 the first Yom tov, to close to $400,000 this past Pesach. As the kupa grew, so did the amount of names coming in, and every Yom tov we try our hardest not to have to turn down anyone on our list.

This Yom Tov however, the bar was raised. We were approached by a handful of Chashuve Baalebatim who are looking to help the benai Torah, and have challenged us that if we raise over 350,000 they will supply the rest, to  total of over $500,000, helping 1000 families! The pressure is on, and were on  our feet. But we come to you with the offer, join the movement, and help us reach our goal. Nows your chance to help your own friends, relatives, and neigbors, and have the zechus of Hachzakas HaTorah to boot. May we all be zoice to the beracha of “Eitz chayim he.. vetomchea meushar” because after all who is relly supporting who!

Donations can be sent to Kupas Yom Tov c/o Horav Malkiel Kotler 521 5th St. Or online at or you.can call our 24 hour hotline 732-334-0050 to find out about sponsorimg a family please call 732-334-0050 ext. 5

If possible please donate $120 or whatever you can.