Shmilie & Duddy's Sefer Torah

APRIL 2 at 1450-48th Street at 5:30
Please join us for the only time in our life we will stand under a Chupa!
Shmilly & Duddy

Shmili and Dudi H. are not just ordinary people. They are special young men, special in many ways. At a young age they were diagnosed as being mentally disabled. But even though they can’t read or write, they always try to be part of the crowd. They always participate in shul by davening as much as they know by heart from listening to others, singing along, etc. They always participate at simchas, and family events, and being that they are very social and outgoing, everyone enjoys being in their presence. Wherever they go they bring happiness to others, and they always bring smiles on people’s faces.

Whenever anyone they know makes a simchah especially when their siblings get engaged, married, or have babies, Shmili & Dudi become very happy for them, they go around spreading the word, and sometimes even start dancing out of joy. But deep down they sometimes feel a little sad about themselves every time a sibling has a simchah. When will it be their turn? When will they be standing under the chuppah? Will they ever get married? Will they ever make a simchah? How they wish so much to have everyone go over to them & wish them mazel tov. 

After many years, their family has decided to bring their dream to fruition; they came up with an interesting solution. A sefer torah will be written in their name & will be given in to their father’s shul. They will be the baalei simchah!! It’s as if they are getting married!! At the grand celebration, which will be held at the completion of the writing of the sefer torah, they will be the ones under the chuppah holding their sefer torah in their hands dancing on the streets full of joy!! Everyone will go over to them & wish them a hearty mazel tov, yes; they will be making their own simchah at last!! After all there will be something that will live on their memory!!

And so it was that after a lot of work and planning Shmili and Dudi’s siblings have taken it upon themselves to fundraise the large amounts that are needed to start writing a sefer torah. And, after several weeks of collecting funds it has finally come the time, and the starting of the writing of the sefer torah has begun.

Boruch Hashem, several months have passed and a nice sum of money has already been raised, and the writing of the sefer torah is well underway. But a large sum of money is still needed to cover the expenses of the remainder of the writing of the sefer torah, and for all it’s accessories (the mantel, the atzei chaim, the gartel, the silver crown, and the grand celebration at it’s completion). Therefore Shmili and Dudi, and all their friends and family, are asking from all of you out there, to please help in this great mitzvah, and help them bring their lifelong dream to fruition. Please donate with an open heart, and you should all be blessed with healthy kids and much nachas. May we all merit the days of moshiach in the near future.


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Shmilly Duddy Halpern 
Brooklyn, NY
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