21 Main Street, Rouxville, Johannesburg, South Africa.
OUTREACH
In as much as Yad Aharon & Michael focuses primarily on the needs of our own Jewish community, we are not oblivious to the dire circumstances of the countless number of desperate South Africans whos day to day survival is a relentless struggle.

Our various Outreach Programmes, therefore, are not only an opportunity to network with other NPO’s who share our mission of alleviating poverty in our midst, but they also enable us to, in turn, fulfil the Mitzvah of Chesed by touching the lives of those whose predicament seems infinitely more desperate than our own. The gratitude with which our programmes are met is truly limitless. The initiator of this project, our MD Alice Friedman has definitely succeeding at bringing a ray of hope to many desperate folk.

LETTERS OF THANKS
Thank you from Impilo.

The Directors, staff and children wish to thank you for your generous donation of food and baby toiletries. Your donation will go towards the many day to day expenses that we incur while providing the best possible care for our children. The beneficiaries of our programme are orphaned, vulnerable or abandoned children who are at risk, birth parents who are unable to care for their children, adoptive parents and adoptees. Our core purpose is to place children in a permanent family situation as early as possible, and whilst they are in our care to meet their physical, medial, social and developmental needs. We strive to provide a professional service in the best interest of every child in our care. The beneficiaries of Impilo are greater than 80% black, black as per the definition in the B-BBEE, Codes of Good Practice (2007).

Thank you once again, Kind Regards,

Sue Krawitz
Director

Thank you from Impilo.

Dear Nicole,
Trust that this mail finds you in good health. My name is Iris Adams and I am the founder of our organization ‘Itshepeng’ – the skills development and training center We run a feeding scheme every day from Monday to Friday.
I hope it is not too late to thank you.
Thanking you
Iris Adams
– Itshepeng

A quick note of thanks for the wonderful donation of food received for CLAW.

The good received will go a long way in assisting us to help the hungry in our communities.
Warmest Regards,
Taren Welthagen
– CLAW – Director

Dear Alice
Toni and I were delighted with the bags of clothing that we collected yesterday, for underprivileged children. Wow what a win!

I have attached some pics where I recently spent this year’s Mandela Day. This is where the clothes went: It’s Impumelelo and right inside an informal settlement, near Orange Farm, home to 173 ECD learners from 3 months to school going age. On behalf of them, I thanks you from the bottom of my heart. It will be most appreciated. Thank you once again, So many will beneft from your amazing generosity!

With love and Laughter,
Jeni

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This is a unique project, in that it involves all the children from the Jewish Day Schools in Johannesburg, in the Mitzvot of Tzedakah and Chesed, in a tangible and meaningful way. Our ‘Bayit’ houses a very popular dry-goods Supermarket, which our recipient families shop in (at no cost to them), and with thanks to Chesed from the Garden of Eden, the donations from school children keep the shelves well-stocked, throughout the year. The project is the brain-child of Morris Behr and we are extremely fortunate to have Adrienne Hersch Properties and Chatz Cellular as sponsors of this initiative. BUY NOW

Our Weekly Food Hampers – which we currently provide to 640 families – remain Yad Aharon & Michael’s core project. The logistics around the ordering, packing and distributing is a monumental task which is carried out each and every week with precision, care and sensitivity. We always strive to ensure that the food parcels are of the highest nutritional value; and that they are visually palatable, colourful and varied. DONATE NOW

This project was established in the memory of Natanel Feigenbaum (z’l), a 15 year old child who was tragically taken from us in the prime of his life. We are honoured to commemorate such a special soul with this meaningful project which is his legacy.Once a month we pack dry goods hampers for our recipient families with children of school going age. These lunchbox hampers (often referred to as “happiness in a box”) comprise of items such as tuna, cheese, biscuits, cereal bars, crisps, pretzels and many other treats, thereby relieving the stress felt by Moms when they pack their children’s lunchboxes. DONATE NOW

In our on-going quest to ensure nutritional security for our recipient families, we embarked on another innovative and much needed project: “Yad’s Soup for the Soul”. Our Soup Kitchen serves wholesome, delicious soup, coupled with sandwiches/pies/sweet treats and more. Recipients enjoy their time with us, relaxing and mingling in the nurturing ambiance which has become synonymous with “Yaddies”. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and the dedication of our volunteers, our varied menus nourish the mind, body and soul. DONATE NOW

For most of our recipient families, chickens for Shabbos are an unaffordable “treat”. When Gerald Rosenberg, lovingly known as “the Chicken Man” and an ardent supporter of our cause, passed away on 20 Cheshvan 5774, we decided to establish this project as a tribute to a man whose Ahavas Chesed resonates so deeply with Yad Aharon & Michael’s essence. This project runs on donations from the public and the monies are then used to buy chickens to give to our recipient families specifically for use on Shabbos. DONATE NOW

Before all the major Chagim, our recipients look forward to our renowned Yom Tov hampers which burst with dry-goods, groceries, chickens, vegetables and an abundance of traditional foods – which are particular for that festival. Our costs rise considerably over these periods and we run dedicated campaigns to raise the additional funds necessary to enable us to provide our recipients with the extra hampers. Many contributing donors find this form of Tzedakah to be an an extension of their own festive meal which is an extremely rewarding experience. DONATE NOW

In as much as Yad Aharon & Michael focuses primarily on the needs of our own Jewish community, we are not oblivious to the dire circumstances of the countless number of desperate South Africans whos day to day survival is a relentless struggle. Our various Outreach Programmes, therefore, are not only an opportunity to network with other NPO’s who share our mission of alleviating poverty in our midst, but they also enable us to, in turn, fulfil the Mitzvah of Chesed by touching the lives of those whose predicament seems infinitely more desperate than our own. The gratitude with which our programmes are met is truly limitless. The initiator of this project, our MD Alice Friedman has definitely succeeding at bringing a ray of hope to many desperate folk. DONATE NOW