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Your support allows us to provide an ever widening circle of people on the Shoreline with opportunities to deepen their connection to their Judaism.

 It might be our annual Jewish Festival on the Guilford Green, a Torah class, a home cooked dinner in the sukkah, a Chanukah party, a High Holiday service, a Passover seder, a one-on-one counseling session, a Shabbat evening, or a visit to a loved one in the hospital or hospice.

People walk in to discover family, community, acceptance, and a warm, unconditional welcome. No judgments, no barriers, no strings.

 

We don’t do it alone. We ask you to partner with us in this meaningful work.

 

Your support creates an extended family that rises above the differences of socio-economic backgrounds, capabilities, political beliefs, and religious affiliation. It can be done! You are doing it here.

 

You can also send via snail mail:
Chabad-Lubavitch of the Shoreline
800 Village Walk #327
Guilford CT 06437

 

Thank you for joining the effort to spread goodness, community, and the light of Torah across the Shoreline!

 

Rabbi Yossi & Rochel Baila Yaffe  
 

 

 PS We have included some recent thank you notes we received over Chanukah. Chabad of the Shoreline’s programming is funded by your generosity, so you should consider each thank you as addressed to you personally.

 

Your donation will pay for the joy, meaning and community reflected in those thank-you cards. I will let the cards speak for themselves:


Letter #1—Spreading the joy of Judaism

Dear Rabbi,

This was our first time attending the menorah lighting and Chanukah party on the Branford Green—and we are glad we did!

In the wake of the Pittsburgh shootings, I realized that this celebration was the antithesis of the evil we have been witnessing.

I see that when others target us for being Jewish, we proudly proclaim our faith. When others try to silence us, we sing aloud. When some people spout anger and hate, we share joy and love.

Happy Chanukah! ML & Family

 

Letter #2—Supporting those in need

Dear Rabbi Yossi,

Your visit to my father in Branford Hospice on Chanukah was very much appreciated. It was so moving when you said the Shema prayer, and then he woke up and joined in. Dad has been sleeping most of the time, so I feel that this prayer spoke to something deep within him.  You talked about G-d’s love and protection and the soul’s eternal existence. While Dad may not have been conscious enough to comprehend your words, I was. And it brought me great comfort.

Thank you for the menorah, and I will be in touch with you as things develop.

Yours truly, FS
 

Letter #3—Sharing the beauty of Jewish learning and living

Dear Rabbi and Rochel Baila,

This letter is long overdue but we have finally settled into our new home in Florida. There will always be a place in our hearts for the Yaffe family and Chabad of the Shoreline. When we first met my knowledge of Judaism was pretty much limited to knowing that I was Jewish.  It was such an eye-opener to learn what Judaism had to say about parenting and creating a Jewish home. We began to study Torah and to increase our practice of Judaism.  It’s hard to believe that was over 14 years ago. Thank you for the time you devoted to us and our Jewish lives over all these years. We will miss you guys!

All our love, The R. Family

 

You are an important part of this picture. Your donation helps create all these experiences.  Chabad of the Shoreline is  funded by local donations, and we need your involvement. If you could help us with a generous donation, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for joining the effort to spread kindness, community, and the light of Torah across the Shoreline.


Rabbi Yossi Yaffe

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