Distribution of Meals

Fresh Food for Families Coping with Sickness

Ezrat Achim provides cooked meals for families with a parent or child who is hospitalized or undergoing treatment, as well as the elderly or disabled who are unable to cook for themselves.
We have received requests from 600 people who need meals for Rosh Hashana.
Please help sponsor a family so that we won’t have to turn anyone away!   

Wherever you may be davening on Rosh Hashana- at shul, in a parking lot or even in your living room, this special mitzvah will surely accompany all of your tefillos and help reach the Kisei Hakavod. 

At Ezrat Achim we know that fresh and nutritious food is a necessity for individuals and families coping with illness.  Eating proper meals is what gives them the energy and physical stamina to continue caring for themselves and their loved ones.  There are also many elderly residents who can’t prepare cooked food on their own.  Our Meal Distribution System relies upon local volunteers, who cook fresh food daily for the benefit of families who are dealing with a medical emergency, serious illness or hospitalization of a family member.  Meals are also sent for Shabbat and Chag and those meals include fish, soup, chicken/meat and side dishes.  A group of dedicated, volunteer drivers distribute the meals to the families’ homes.


We do not have a proper, dedicated kitchen to use at this time, so we rely on our network of home cooks and also rent space in a local commercial kitchen to prepare meals so that we don’t have to turn anyone away.  We have received a piece of land from the Bet Shemesh municipality and are seeking sponsors who can help cover the costs of the kitchen, so that we can provide meals for all those who need them.


*COVID-19 Project

Starting in March 2020, Ezrat Achim began sending meals to families of Covid-19 patients.  In some families as many as six family members are suffering from the effects of the virus simultaneously!  Ezrat Achim has “stepped up to the plate” and sends daily cooked meals to these families during the acute phase of their illness.

Who are the meals for

Beit Shemesh families with a sick family member or mothers who are just after birth.


This service is available in Bet Shemesh and the surrounding areas.

How It Works

Please contact Ezrat Achim if you would like to request meals or to join our group of amazing, volunteer cooks!
Phone Number: 02-999-0000

Volunteers at the association
Tova R., age 19

There is no greater light than that which shines from the sparkling eyes of a special needs child. Volunteering at Ezrat Achim’s special needs center has helped me to understand what life is really all about!

Mrs. G., age 56

Being an Ezrat Achim volunteer has changed my perspective on life. I used to complain about the fact that my days are boring and routine. Now I know what a tremendous bracha that is!

Moshe R., age 60

I thought of volunteering for Ezrat Achim for so long and kept pushing it off. Around six months ago, I finally picked up the phone and called and became a volunteer. I’m so glad I did! It’s a big zechus to be an Ezrat Achim volunteer- I recommend it to anyone who has even an hour a week to spare!

Rachel J., age 37

The feelings I have about being an Ezrat Achim volunteer are hard to put into words. You have to be involved with helping others in order to understand how good it makes you feel!

Dini S., age 17

People always tell me that I give so much to the special needs kids that I volunteer with. But the truth is that I get so much more from them. I can honestly say that I am a different person now, than I was before I started volunteering at Ezrat Achim’s special needs center!


Volunteering is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself! As an organization dedicated to chessed and caring for others, Ezrat Achim is proud of our amazing volunteers from all across Beit Shemesh who do so much good for the community!

At Ezrat Achim, we believe that volunteering, aside from providing assistance to the person receiving the help, benefits the volunteer on a personal level and society as a whole.

Looking to be a part of something good? Looking to spark your volunteer spirit?

You are invited to become one of the hundreds of members of Ezrat Achim’s family of volunteers.

We’re waiting to hear from you!
Let us know what you can do!

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