Founded in 1973, Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County has been providing Shabbos and Yom Tov food packages to the Anyim of our community on a regular basis. Initially, there were only seven families that required our assistance. Late at night, the food was driven to the designated locations, whereupon the box was discreetly left at the front door.
· Each Wednesday and Thursday night, dozens of people gather at our warehouse to assemble large boxes of free food, including chicken, fish, Challah, grape juice, fruits and vegetable, eggs, and canned goods. Under the cover of darkness, volunteers then drive these food packages to struggling families' homes where they are discreetly left on their doorstep.
· Our volunteers consist of doctors, lawyers, businessmen and students, all working side by side as they prepare food packages for the poor families. Though they are not aware of the recipients' identities, they go about their work with the same enthusiasm as if that emergency food package was destined for a brother or sister.
· Given the current financial situation, there are now more families in our community in financial distress then ever before. Numerous people have lost their jobs, many businessmen have failed, and the breadwinners of some families have been struck with illness or disability. Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County responds to these situations with programs that now include emergency food donations, job training, job placement and financial counseling.
· We remain dedicated to providing our assistance whenever these tragic situations occur. When faced with emergencies such as families with food shortages, utility shutoffs, and evictions, we can only meet these challenges by means of your continued support.Each Wednesday and Thursday night, dozens of people gather at our warehouse to assemble large boxes of free food, including chicken, fish, Challah, grape juice, fruits and vegetable, eggs, and canned goods. Under the cover of darkness, volunteers then drive these food packages to struggling families' homes where they are discreetly left on their doorstep.
The life story, goals and accomplishments of R’ Chaim Munzer ע"ה , personify what Tomche Shabbos is all about. He grew up in difficult economic circumstances in pre-war Galicia, lost his entire family in the war and was on the run for six years in Russia experiencing starvation first hand. He never lost faith and was always מדקדק במצוות in the most difficult of circumstances. With the help of his life partner Sara Munzer שתחי', he rebuilt a life in New York and raised a family based on תורה, חסדות, ומעשים טובים. He conducted his life in a quiet and unassuming manner, always cheerful and שמח בחלקו, while never forgetting those in dire need. He leaves a legacy to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of אהבת תורה ואהבת ישראל. He would be immensely proud to see how his offspring are engrossed in לימוד תורה and חסד.
The family takes great pride in the fact that Tomche Shabbos has been named in his memory. May his זכותים and מעשים טובים reverberate and multiply through the work of Tomche Shabbos and that of the דורות that he nurtured and sustained.
Board Of Directors:
President: Alan Rosenstock
Vice President: Bernard Englard
Secretary: Leibi Grohman
Treasurer: Hershe Greenzweig
As of March 12, 1997 we have adopted into the by-laws of Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County that we conduct all affairs without regard to race, creed, or national origin. This pertains to the hiring of employees, as well as to the recipients of our aid.
Tomche Shabbos is a 501c3 non-for profit:
If you or anyone you know is in need of Tomche Shabbos food packages (weekly or for special holidays) please have the following information when contacting us:
Name, Address, phone number, number of children and the genders (for occasional gifts and clothing). Tomche Shabbos also prefers a name of the applicant's Rav or a reputable community activist aware of the situation. You can contact us by calling the phone number below or emailing us.
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