Another year has come and gone and it’s time to say farewell to the Jewish year 5780. This past year was certainly not a simple year for anyone, especially not for emergency units such as ZAKA.

While businesses and organizations around the world have taken enormous hits – and many shuttering for good – ZAKA has continued to grow thanks to its incredible group of volunteers as well as worldwide support. That’s why we would like to express our gratitude today.

This year needed ZAKA – no other organization in the world is as uniquely adept at managing a tragedy. Especially one that is worldwide. But ZAKA was able to provide their essential services. Here is but a summary of our main activities:

  • Every Shabbos volunteers go out to inform families that were tested positive and need to go into quarantine
  • Distributed food to neighborhoods in lockdown
  • Awareness Campaign for the elderly at home alone
  • Chessed shel Emes during this time very difficult working with protective gear
  • Helping with over 1300 Jewish burials around the world

Thank you for being a strong supporter of ZAKA and all of the important work they do daily. We pray that the next year should be much brighter and we should only hear good news.

Wishing a Shana Tova and a sweet new year,

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav

Founder, ZAKA Search and Rescue