Sunday, 30 July 2017

Raffling our Bridal Gowns in Jerusalem


We are in the process of closing our Bridal Gown Gemach. We have 31 gowns left of our 62 bridal gowns. The 2 Tuxedos have already found new homes as have the 8 Simchah gowns that we had. 

For the last 31 gowns, we have decided to hold a raffle. Here is how it will work.

If you would like to begin a bridal gown Gemach or if you would like to add to your bridal gown Gemach or if you have another need for bridal gowns, you may enter this raffle. The bridal gowns are all in Jerusalem and are to be collected in Jerusalem during our office hours of 9 am - 6 pm Sunday - Thursday.

Cost to enter the raffle is ₪50 per entry.
Person entering must be over 18 years old.

Payment is made via our website www.lovingkindness.co
A PayPal button can be found on the right hand side of the website about half way down. 

There will be a first, second and third prize as follows:

First Prize: 15 bridal gowns

Second Prize: 10 bridal gowns
Third Prize: 6 bridal gowns

The draw will take place at the end of Tu B'Av provided there are enough entries. There needs to be a minimum of 50 entries to draw. Multiple entries are permitted. 

When entering please send us your contact information and where you intend to use the bridal gowns. Please also confirm that you are over 18.

Here are two images of our gowns. All the gowns are modest but each is different.

 


Please share this raffle. For other posts about our bridal gown Gemach, please visit these posts:

Bridal Gowns for Sale in Jerusalem
Bridal Gowns for Sale in Jerusalem 2 

Good luck. Terms and Conditions apply.

Terms and Conditions:

Person entering must be 18 years of age and older
The draw will take place on 7 August provided we have 50 entries.
The bridal gowns must be collected by Midday 10th August.
Gowns must be collected during our office hours of 9 am - 6 pm Sunday - Thursday
If we do not receive 50 entries, the money will be refunded and the draw will not take place.


We look forward to receiving your entry and to drawing the prize. 

Shoshanah Shear

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Adding a Chat Feature to our Blog


We recently added a chat feature on our blog and it's quite an amazing experience. Have you noticed it? Have a question, do be in touch. It's quick, it's easy and we love to chat to those who wish to make their home in Israel.

Not much time elapsed after we added the feature before we had our first visitor wanting to ask a question. The first question related to learning Hebrew from outside of Israel. To answer the question:

Yes, there is a certain amount we, at Chessed Ve'Emet, can teach online.
At this stage our online learning is via Skype with webcam. 
We are happy to assist with basics, learning the aleph bet, learning to read, basic writing, understanding what you read etc.
For those interested, we also teach reading of Chumash and other Torah related topics and Seforim (books)
Yes, there is a fee for the tuition. 
If you are interested, do be in touch for further information or to sign up to learn. 

The next question was to do with the rights of renters. The reader to our blog wanted to know if there was any progress in a bill being passed in Kneset to improve renters rights.

Did you know that there is a housing crisis in Israel? The sad reality is that conditions of many apartments are in a very sorry state and there are landlords who take advantage of their tenants on every level. For a number of years there has been talk that the housing crisis is a bubble that has to burst. There has to be change, in a positive direction of course.

In 2011 there were a number of protests related to the problems with housing in Israel. There has been talk for some years now to pass a bill in Knesset (parliament) in order to improve the rights of renters. You can read more about these developments in a recent article that came out in the Jerusalem Post. This article talks about the rights of renters to have repairs carried out to apartments. Something that most landlords avoid with all kinds of crazy excuses as to why they feel they do not have to repair.

Of course the issues for renters go beyond repairs. The rate of rent increases is a major problem. 

What are your experiences in renting in Israel? What laws would you like to see happening? If we receive enough attention to the problem of housing and problems for renters, perhaps change will be possible. Why not be a part of increasing attention to this problem. 


This post is prepared for you by Shoshanah Shear, occupational therapist, healing facilitator, certified infant massage instructor, freelance writer, author of "Healing Your Life Through Activity - An Occupational Therapist's Story" and co-author of "Tuvia Finds His Freedom".

Monday, 1 May 2017

Yom HaAtzmaut 2017

 It's a busy time of year in Israel. We move from remembering the soldiers who fell in protecting our precious Land to celebrating the Israeli Day of Independence known as Yom Ha'Atzmaut. It's quite a festive time. Whatever one's feelings are about when Israel gained their independence and when the Land became connected with the Jewish people. Without getting into debates, I thought I'd share a little of the fun.

First and foremost is the blue and white flags that decorate our streets. On lamp posts as seen above...


 On car windows and the backs of wing mirrors.


Even the Egged bus joins in the spirit with a flag flying proudly from the front corner near where the passengers get onto the bus. I even noticed someone had painted her finger nails with the Israeli flag. Must be a fancy stick-on something, but that is the extent of detail the Israeli's will go to in order to show their support of Midinat Yisrael as we say in Hebrew or the country of Israel. 

Most of the country will be enjoying a barbeque either tonight or tomorrow. However you spend your day, may it be with unity, enjoyment and an appreciation for meriting to be in the Holy Land of Israel.

This post is prepared for you by
Occupational Therapist, healing facilitator, certified infant massage instructor, freelance writer, author of "Healing Your Life Through Activity - An Occupational Therapist's Story" and co-author of "Tuvia Finds His Freedom".

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