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Every day, couples throughout Israel announce their engagement with pride and joy. But for Israel's poorest families, the news is often tinged with worry and shame ― worry over how to pay for the wedding, and shame that their children will be unable to celebrate their special day in a dignified way.
For over 20 years, Yad Eliezer has been catering simple but elegant weddings for couples who otherwise could not afford it.
The budget for these weddings is covered by the many couples from around the world who sponsor a wedding in Israel on the same day as their own.
An old Jewish proverb says that "you can't dance at two weddings." But now you can! By sponsoring a wedding for a needy couple in Israel, you can dance at your own wedding, knowing that another bride and groom will also rejoice on their special day.
Since its inception, this Gitty Perkowski Fund has catered over 10,000 weddings, with good food and lots of simcha. And now a major advancement: Yad Eliezer has purchased two wedding halls in central Jerusalem, at a cost of $3.7 million, to eliminate the cost of renting a hall, thus maximizing the economic relief provided by a Yad Eliezer wedding.
Dance at your own wedding, knowing that you've made it possible for a couple in Israel to celebrate their special day! What better way to start a new life together, than by sharing your joy with those less fortunate?
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