February 2018 – Tu B’Shevat; RYL Godlewsky Yahrtzeit | Keren Hayeled

Tu b’Shevat is the New Year for Trees. It is a time when, despite the dark and cold of winter, trees begin their rejuvenation. The rain they’ve absorbed transforms into life-giving sap. The sap flows through the trees, spurring the growth of new branches and leaves, the blossoming of buds and flowers, and the development of sweet fruit.

Tu b’Shevat flower making project, framed by Keren Hayeled founders in the background!

Student appreciatively gives Girls Director Rebbetzin Leah Davidowitz her own personal, hand-made Tu b’Shevat flower arrangement.

The Torah compares Man to trees. Thus, Tu b’Shevat is also a time to take note of our own rejuvenation and replenishment.

Students prepared lovely hand-made Tu b’Shevat dried fruit packages and enjoyed a pre-holiday fresh fruit party!

Keren Hayeled works all year round tending to the needs of unfortunate children from the darkest and coldest of settings, watering them with nurturing love in order to help them take root in healthy soil. It is in Keren Hayeled that they grow and branch out in new, productive directions, and in which they blossom, flower and ripen into healthy, balanced and fruitful adults.

Preparing creative and original Tu b’Shevat fruity balloon baskets!

Today, the 14th of Shevat, eve of Tu b’Shevat, also marks the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Godlewsky ztz”l who, together with his wife, Rebbetzin Rachel Zissel a”h, founded Keren Hayeled for orphaned children of the Holocaust in Shanghai, China!

Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Godlewsky ztz”l learning Torah in Shanghai, China (L) and as Head of Keren Hayeled in Bnei Brak, Israel (R).

See the Amazing Story of how Rabbi and Rebbetzin Godlewsky were Saved from the Holocaust through Japan and China! (click here)

What better time to note Keren Hayeled’s invaluable role in the growth and development of these needy children, and to pay tribute to its illustrious founder who made Keren Hayeled blossom into what is today, than to donate to Keren Hayeled on Tu b’Shevat!

In the merit of your generous donation, may you always draw from the wellsprings of blessing, may your branches provide protective shade and shelter, and may the fruit of your loins and labor be productive and sweet!

Donate from the fruits of your basket into theirs!

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