Dozens of Beitar Illit activists, headed by the city's
rabbonim and leaders and the heads of the Mesillah
management, took part in a special gathering to mark to
opening of a Mesillah branch in the city, in cooperation with
Kupat Hatzedaka Haklalit of Beitar Illit.
The branch opening represents a breakthrough for the
organization, which will be bringing in dozens of new
Mesillah provides guidance and assistance for families trying
to achieve financial stability and families that have become
financially entangled for a range of different reasons. The
organization is run by public activists and anshei
chessed who are well-known in the chareidi community. The
organization has helped hundreds of families and businesses
to achieve financial stability.
Following the expansion of the organization's activities,
recently a central gathering was held in Jerusalem for
representatives from around the country. Gedolei
Yisroel were on hand and a letter of support signed by
maranan verabonon including Maran HaRav Eliashiv and
HaRav Shmuel Halevi Wosner, was read aloud. Speakers at the
gathering described Mesillah's lofty activities and its goal
of promoting prudent financial management.
At the branch opening in Beitar Illit veteran Mesillah
representatives mentioned how the organization has had the
merit of helping numerous local families. Participants
included HaRav Meir Simchah Auerbach, HaRav Tzvi Braverman,
HaRav Shlomo Itzkovitz, HaRav Yisroel Barzovsky, HaRav
Avrohom Stern and HaRav Yaakov Sofer. Also Mesillah board
members, Chairman HaRav Shmuel Margaliot, HaRav Azriel Pines,
HaRav Yaakov Nussbaum, HaRav Refoel Margaliot. Also Mayor
Rabbi Yitzchok Pindrus, who is also among the board members
and founders of Kupat Hatzedaka Haklalit. Other Kupat
Hatzedaka Haklalit board members were present as were
HaGemach Merkazi board members and activists and prominent
public representatives from every group in the city.
Around 11 Cheshvan the organization held a seminar to provide
all of its representatives with professional tools for
assisting families escape the cycle of relying on
tzedokoh and gemachim. Following requests by
numerous individuals and groups, Mesillah is also organizing
a workshop open to the public.