Like Magic Wand

To the wonderful volunteers of Ezer Mizion,

It is so fantastic that when a person is in distress, there are wonderful people who understand him, understand his needs

and his difficulties, and care about him. . . .

When the family members of a sick person are running around, confused, in pain, and worried, they totally ignore their daily needs.  Continue reading Like Magic Wand


When It is Impossible to Cook…

Over the last few months, I was privileged to become closely acquainted with the powerhouse of activity generated by the great chesed organization, “Ezer Mizion”.

Our family went through a difficult period of time, extending over the span of quite a few months, during which it was almost impossible for me to cook meals for my family. Continue reading When It is Impossible to Cook…


In and Out of Hospitals

I want to thank you for the wonderful chag we enjoyed thanks to you, for the absolutely perfect Seder night meal, for the yomtov and chol ha’mo’ed meals, for the warm heart that was evident in every box we opened…

For five months, we have been in and out of hospitals with a child who became ill with the dreaded disease, cancer. For five months, our home has maintained a minimal semblance of sanity, only thanks to Ezer Mizion’s remarkable volunteers. Five months during which your staff has served as a listening ear, a guiding hand, and a boundless heart that gives and gives and gives some more…

“Making Pesach” is not a simple task in any home, and it gets much more complex in a home that has not been functioning normally for five months running and is still doing shifts at the oncology ward 24 hours a day.

We didn’t know where to start. We never dreamed that there would be a Seder here this year. When we received your confirmation that food was “on you,” a huge stone rolled off our hearts. We knew that whatever is in your hands will be done the best way possible.

And that is exactly what happened! The abundance, the taste, the variety, the freshness (in the middle of the week, we received another fresh delivery of food). Above all, we felt the dedication invested into every single item so lovingly and esthetically packaged.

So many volunteers are partners in this mitzvah that we thought the best way to reach them all is through thanking you publicly in this newspaper public opinion section. We want to personally thank all the volunteers who cooked in their homes, all the volunteers at the central kitchen, and all the drivers who brought the cartons laden with all the delicacies to our doorstep.

May you be blessed with an abundance of health and nachat, and may Hashem fulfill all your heart’s desires for the good, Amen!



Even the Day before Passover

(From the Yated magazine)

Esther P. from Bnei Brak wishes to give honorary mention to a uniquely devoted group of volunteers, who do not neglect those in need even on Erev Pesach. She “happened” to hear about the buzzing activity when she noticed a box at the doorway of a Bnei Brak family, filled with neatly stacked trays of cooked food for yom tov. The sticker identified it as being connected to Ezer Mizion. The woman of the household admitted that she serves as a way station for collecting freshly cooked food packages from families in her area, which are then picked up by a special driver and delivered to those in need and for the families of hospital patients.

The demand for kosher le’Pesach food comes to a head as Pesach approaches. At the height of the high-pressure Pesach preparations, women find the time and energy to stand in their kitchen and prepare kosher le’Pesach meals for needy families, carefully labeling the type of food, the kashrus supervision, and whether the food is sheruya (gebrokht) or contains kitniyot (legumes)…

This amazing chesed operation continues for the length of the yom tov. In the midst of hosting guests and heavy work in the kitchen, the volunteers continue to think about others. On Chol Hamoed, another collection is made, meant for Shabbos Chol Hamoed and Shvi’i shel Pesach. May the women participating in this unbelievable project be blessed, along with Ezer Mizion as a whole…!



Every Single Day

I feel happily compelled to express our thanks, appreciation and admiration to the Ezer Mizion food services department in Jerusalem, under the direction of Mrs. Ditza Hertzberg. For many long weeks, we sat alongside a family member who was hospitalized after undergoing surgery in the cardiopulmonary department in Hadassah Ein Kerem. From the moment we made contact with Ezer Mizion, we received a hot meal every single day, served with a smile. Continue reading Every Single Day


May You be Blessed


I am in the midst of supporting my spouse in his battle with cancer. Every day, I have the opportunity to observe your special dedication, as you deliver the lovingly prepared delicacies to the patients and their accompanying family members. You do not bring only food, but also a cheerful spirit and a glowing smile – all quietly and modestly, in the spirit of the verse, “Love kindness and walk humbly.”

You bring with you much encouragement which is so important to help us get through these most difficult hours… May you be blessed, and may there be many like you in the Jewish people!

With my deepest thanks,