About our Shiva Fund
For families who live in dire poverty, financial stress accompanies them even during the most painful times. Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County helps the community to fulfill its halachic responsibility in a discreet and respectful manner. A volunteer visits households in the community where shiva is being observed, regardless of the family’s perceived financial situation. The mourner receives an envelope containing cash and information about a Tomche Shabbos money lock box, where all or part of the money may be returned. The Tomche Shabbos lock box is not opened until after several such visits, thereby assuring complete anonymity even from Tomche Shabbos volunteers.