Dear Family and Friends,
This is the fourth year that I am honored to be a part of the ATime Shasathon.
A few words just to give an idea of what ATime does.
ATime is an organization that primarily helps couples experiencing infertility achieve their dream of having children. They hold their hands through this very private and difficult experience. But that is only a small part of their mission.
What some people may not know of is the other amazing work that they do. For example, ATime will also help couples who have had miscarriages by paying for the chevra kadisha expenses and arranging it so the parents never have to see a bill to pay for the burial of their precious would be child. To take care of the details so the crushed would be parents won"t become completely broken, is such a beautiful act of kindness.
Due to the sensitive nature of the organization we don"t often hear of the people who are beneficiaries of ATime"s services unless they are close friends or family members. We should all never need their services but at the same time recognize, and support, the work that they do.
On a personal note, this year the Shasathon means something more to me.
My wife and I both lost people close to us. I say my wife and I while it really was many of the Jewish world that lost these two people, I just don’t know how to separate the meaning this has to me personally, and to talk for them all.
This is not the place for a eulogy therefore I won’t say much. Besides, any amount of my words would fall infinitely short from doing any justice. To what they’ve done. To what they meant. To who they were.
It was during the last Shasathon that my uncle Moshe Wein passed away. The Shasathon is to me like a second Yartzeit of one of the most profound influences on my life. Moish, I owe you more than I can say.
It was less than one short month before our wedding that my wife lost her great aunt, Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein. I met you only once Tanta Sheila, but through what you meant and still mean to my wife and her family, you have done more for me than I can ever imagine.
Therefore, this year, besides the dedication to the purpose of A Time and to those people looking for their prayers to be answered, I am dedicating my learning to both Rebbetzin Feinstein and Moish.
Chava Sarah bas Avraham HaLevi
Moshe Tzvi ben Yehoshua
May both their memories be for a blessing and may their goodness and kind-heartedness live on in all those who knew them.
May this be a merit for all of us and may all our prayers be answered.
Please help me in supporting a beautiful cause. Every donation truly counts!
Thank you and Tizku l"mitzvos!