YCT Israel Emergency Action Fund
Many of you have asked how you can aid in YCT’s efforts to support Israel. Below is the list of our immediate activities and funding needs:
Student Mission with Rabbi Avi Weiss
- Sending a mission of 3 YCT students each to Israel to work alongside Rav Avi Weiss, together with Rabbi Mike Schultz (’07), Israeli rabbis and others, to support bereaved families, offer comfort and religious guidance to those in need, and to assist the home effort in any and all ways possible with their Torah and with their pastoral and rabbinical skills (funding need: $10,000 per mission).
Our Israeli Alumni Serving and Supporting
- Supplying our semikha and Rikmah alumni in uniform with specific needs for their units. We highlight the efforts of Rabbi Akiva Weiss ’10 who is working to procure additional protective gear. (funding need: $500 per week).
- Supporting the work of Rabbi Aryeh Leifert ’06, as he drives across Israel assisting soldiers going to the front lines and civilians evacuating conflict zones (funding need: $1,000 per week).
Supporting our Alumni
- Sending food, toys, and other supplies to our alumni in uniform and their families (funding need: $5,000 per month).
All money raised goes to people in need with no institutional overhead.
Community Zoom Event
THIS SUNDAY at 11am Eastern:
YCT will host a virtual Zoom gathering bringing together Rav Avi and others in Israel, with our communities around the world, for prayer, learning and solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Israel.
Learn more & register here.
We continue to pray for those who have been wounded or captured. May Hakadosh Baruch Hu watch over our soldiers and all those in harm’s way as they continue to protect Medinat Yisrael.
Rabbi Dov Linzer
President & Rosh HaYeshiva, Norman & Tova Bulow Chair