Kaufman Orphan Fund

 

 

 



A FUND WAS ESTABLISHED TO HELP PROVIDE FOOD, CLOTHING, MENTORS/TUITION & OTHER BASIC NECESSITIES.

As R' Alter was a hatzolah volunteer and with his technical and medical knowledge he was someone who was always available to help another in his time of need, WE MUST BE THERE FOR HIS FAMILY IN THEIR TIME OF NEED!

 

If you gladden the hearts of mine, I will gladden the hearts of yours. Enter into a partnership in which Hashem promises eternal dividends. Bring joy into a sad orphan's life!

If you would like to sponsor something specific
(e.g. tutors for a child, food for a Shabbos etc.)
PLEASE CONTACT US AT 732.334.0050.

Monthly Donation for Twelve Months via Pay Pal




or click to make a one time donation via Pay Pal




Tax deductible checks can be made payable to
Kaufman Orphan Fund and mailed to:

 

 

 

 

Canadian checks should be made payable to
"Beth Oloth" and mailed to:

 

KAUFMAN ORPHAN FUND

C/o Horav Osher Kalmanowitz

Rosh Yeshivas Mir
2024 East Seventh Street
Brooklyn NY 11223

 

 

KAUFMAN ORPHAN FUND

c/o R' Meir Kaufman

526 Coldstream Avenue

Toronto Ontario M6B2K6

 

 

KAUFMAN ORPHAN FUND

C/o Horav Aharon Zuckerman

Rav D'khal Zichron Pinchos

142 Flintlock Drive

Lakewood NJ 08701

 

 

KAUFMAN ORPHAN FUND

C/o Horav Yisroel Simcha Schorr

Rosh Yeshivas Ohr Samaech

23 N. Saddle River Road

Monsey NY 10952

 


A LETTER FROM REB ALTER'S FELLOW HATZOLAH MEMBERS

 

Dear Reb Alter,

 

We really cant speak about you in past tense. The heart cannot handle this huge tragedy, this overwhelming loss. We left your house an hour ago. A house that the walls are steeped in chesed. We returned to your home; a home where you had the zchus to raise your children but the depth of the pain is so strong.

When we stood at your doorway we thought again and again, how can we turn to your children who are waiting eagerly for their father. What would we tell them? How would they accept the harsh decree from Above that you would never again return to be with them at their shabbos table? The minutes continued to pass. We still were not able to reign in our emotions and we finally were able to calm down somewhat. We entered your home and braced ourselves to have a conversation with your dear children, one of the most heart rending conversations they would have in their lives.

They new your situation wasn’t simple. They had heard in the morning that you had fallen off a ladder and hit your head badly. Yet, they weren’t ready to accept the final verdict; that their very alive father had gone to the next world. One of your young sons, eight years old, turned to one of your friends, a fellow volunteer, and asked in a pitiful sob, “ who will come with me to shul on Rosh Hashona? Who will learn with me at Avos U’banim?” The tears of the volunteer mingled with the flow of tears falling on your son’s cheeks.

Everyone knew R’ Alter Kaufman. He was a beloved figure in Beit Shemesh, an ish chesed who’s sole love was to give to another person. We, your friends, will not forget your radiant face, a smile for every jew. We wont forget your stature in the community as a pillar of chesed starting from when the community was first established. We will forever remember how you always ran to do good for another as a member of hatzolah. Day or night, any day of the year, you were available to help any needy or sick person. Winter or summer, stormy or rainy weather, you ran to answer every call; maybe you would be the shaliach from shamayim to save them.
Yesterday, we had a very challenging nisayon. We received a call that someone fell off a ladder, but not for one second did we dream that it was you lying on the floor after you fell and received a powerful blow to your head. Where are those legs that ran so quickly to save lives? Where are those hands that so much chesed was hidden within them?

R’ Alter, you were zoche to leave over a wonderful family of eleven children who are going b’derech hatorah v’hamitzvos. The oldest one is set to get married next month. Who would’ve dreamed that you wouldn’t be here to walk him to the chupa?


Your children and fellow volunteers will continue to follow in the path you have set forth; the path of chesed. You have been a true role model for us all and we hope to emulate your ways.


Your fellow hatzolah volunteers.

PLEASE CONTRIBUTE AT LEAST $100 TO HELP THIS BROKEN FAMILY SURVIVE

 

CALL 24/6 732.334.0050