Closer to where Sandy’s winds were felt the most, at Yeshiva Darchei Noam in Monsey, N.Y., the students waited until their lights came back on and then gave to areas harder hit, raising in one day $5,000 in cash and double that amount in new clothing and household goods.
“I wanted to do something very tangible so that children should know exactly where the money raised is going – to make it real for the kids,” said Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, dean of the yeshiva. “And the students felt very connected.”
(With additional reporting by Jacob
Kamaras of JNS and Jewish Press staff)