of August 2002
people in charge of the contribution of French Jewish community
brought the project “Havat Rachamim France” to my
project seems to be of great value on the human level: many old
people are isolated, lonely in their home while their children
are carrying their business and their grandchildren are at school...
project is a kind of university for the golden age. It answers
a need and will help to cheer up our elderly giving them back
a goal in life.
completely support this project.
is important to remember that the founder of the institutions
Ahavat Rachamim, Ha Rav Hagaon Rachamim Benamara was a spiritual
leader, very active and well loved during his twenty two years
in this neighborood. He tried by all means at his disposal to
solve this problem.
Knowing so well the reality, he gathered old people in shelters,
synagogues, near old age homes… for them, he organized activities,
lessons, meals, parties...
order to support his institutions, he wrote and published important
books on Judaism, in Hebrew as well as in French, giving in advance
all the benefits from the books.
is obvious that after the death of such an important man, the
time has come that not only his institutions should survive but
also be developed and premises be dedicated to old people of the
West part of Jerusalem...
is going to help and support this project will be blessed. AMEN.
City Councilor of JERUSALEM
Head of Kiryat Yovel