Fundraiser Launched for Victims of Monsey Attack

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By Mendel Super for Chabad.org

In the aftermath of Dec. 28 attack at the home of Rabbi Chaim L. Rottenberg in Monsey’s Forshay neighborhood, which wounded five, Chabad centers in Rockland County have started an online fundraiser for the victims and their families.

The fund is being supervised and endorsed by Rabbi Shmuel Gancz, director of the Chabad Jewish Center of Suffern; Rabbi Avremel Kotlarsky, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Rockland; Rabbi Simcha Morgenstern, outreach director of Chabad of Rockland; and Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Ehrenreich, director of Chabad of the Nyacks.

The money raised will support the families of the victims—two who remain hospitalized with one, aged 70, in critical condition—as some of them struggle to cope with the incapacitation of their primary breadwinners, as well as transportation to and from the hospital—a 45-minute drive from Monsey—and emotional support for the victims and their families.

“The ability for the families to visit their loved ones in hospital is crucial for the patients’ recovery,” says Gancz. “While we pray for their speedy recovery, it is also important to support the victims physically.”

“May G‑d heal our pain, heal our friends, heal a broken world and help us along the way to the day when ‘no man will lift a knife to another, and we will beat our swords into plowshares,’ ” Gancz wished to a 1,000-strong audience in Rockland at a Dec. 30 solidarity event.

“We need to continue spreading goodness, kindness and light into this amazing world,” said Gancz.

Donations can be made by visiting HelpMonseyVictims.com.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. I would like to donate but can someone please help me out here. Not to diminish the pain and suffering but if I understand correctly these two individuals unfortunately don’t have immediate family that rely on them for any monetary support. Free transportation is available from many non Chabad organizations. Regardless they do not amount to the goal of $100,000

  2. May you never know of any illness or suffering but expenses add up so quickly in such situations. Even if not counting on the victims finances there are so many physical and emotional costs involved.
    It doesnt cease to amaze me that as soon as something is done through chabad it becomes a negative thing.

    • the reason there are so many sceptics is because of the super mansion this happened at. how could religious jews justify such a lavish house? just saying….

      • Congrats you have just been awarded the dumbest comment of the month award, Yossel Neumann sells fish for a living and lives in a small ranch house, before you shoot your month off check you brain first

  3. It’s not just about the families of those in hospitals, I believe it is also providing help for children and adults who were present to deal with emotional trauma etc

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