Dear Keren Esther,

Here is our situation: We were evicted from our house a few months ago and are staying temporarily in a temporary home. It’s a little small but, thank G-d, we do with it. We hope to find permanent accommodation soon. We are praising a Chabad house and, thank God, despite all the trials and tribulations, we have not stopped any of our activities in Beth Habad.

We have six children (the eldest is seven years old) and, thank G-d, the ON LINE school at Shluchim Office has recently awarded us a scholarship for our two eldest (six and seven year olds). My wife ensures the education of others at home.

We live in a small town of about 1000 Jews (90% have intermarried); there is no other Orthodox presence, no community center or Federation: only our Beth Habad. The nearest Chalia’h (and Mikvah) are six hours away. Initially, we were mostly financed by donations from elsewhere (New York, Miami, Los Angeles etc.). But with the financial crisis, most of our donors from other cities have stopped their contributions. We are getting more money now locally (it’s been six years now) but it’s still a fight every month to pay the bills.

Your help and that of several other donors have literally saved us financially during a very difficult period (we still have a lot of debt and are not yet stable financially but at least we see a light at the end of the tunnel).

We wish you a lot of success, and with all our thanks!

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