For those in the GTA who may have to isolate because of the virus, JYN – Jewish Youth Network has assembled a team of volunteers to offer assistance and support to those in need.
Prayers: If you are unwell and would like us to pray for you. We will be glad to do that.
Critical errands: If you are homebound as a result of the virus and need help with critical errands, let us know. We will do our best to help. If you are in need of grocery delivery please use these links as some that we are aware of which offer this service. Kosher City Plus and Toronto Kosher are delivering now, as well as through instacart you can get groceries delivered from Walmart, Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, T&T, Shoppers Drug Mart, M&M.
Sanitizer, Masks, Toilet Paper: Through diligent efforts JYN was able to attain significant quantities of these essential items. If you are elderly or ill ONLY and are in need of these items please reach out.
Financial Help: While we are very grateful that the Federal Wage Subsidy is jumping up to 75 per cent, we know that many families are struggling and unemployment is making the day to day grocery shopping and rent extremely difficult especially as we head into Passover. JYN is happy to announce that through the generosity of an anonymous donor we have twenty $250 Sobeys Gift Cards available for 20 families in need. This donation was made in loving memory of Sarah bat Yisrael and Avaraham Yona ben Nachum Hacohen (We hope that more generous donors will come forward and we will be able to increase this number as needed).
Communication: If you are in need of some uplifting perspective and a reassuring voice we are here to help.
JYN Chesed Volunteer Group: Our volunteers will receive your request and be in touch with you shortly.
Shara Birnbaum, Judy Brown, Sharon Arluck Burke, Beth Crystal, Josh Dusang, Natan Eisenberg, Ronan Elhadad, Gary Gladstone, Aaron Litvack, Jen Marants, Jonathan Miller, Steve Nackan, Avremel Nachlas, Chani Nachlas, Shmuli Nachlas, Marc Neumann, Amo Ostfeld, Yossi Ostfeld, Kim Panovka, Kellie Saltzman, Leanne Shapiro, Jordan Stanton, Alison Winton, Helen Yack
Can You Help? If you have product that can be of assistance to our community at this time please contact Rabbi Shmuli. Much appreciated.
Brighten Up Your Home: At JYN we have Shabbat Candle kits which we would be glad to include for those who need. Instructions about Light Shabbat Candles can be found here
Donate: To donate and help JYN with our community outreach please go to www.jewishyouth.ca/donate
Please fill out the form and one of our wonderful volunteers will be in touch with you shortly.