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Help Anousim make Aliyah to Israel

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Raised by 62 people in 17 months
Created March 27, 2018
I'm a descendant of Portuguese Crypto-Jews (secret or hidden Jews) and my mother's family came to the USA from the Azores. I was helped to "return" to the faith and traditions of my Sephardi ancestors, who were so horribly tortured, traumatized and torched at the stake 500+ years ago. The Inquisition lasted for 350 years and many secret Jews still live in fear to this day, all over the western world. Fear of persecutions and/or reprisals for coming out openly to be and live as a Jew.

I've been helping other Sephardi secret Jews since 1995 all on my own. And now (at 70 yrs young) I need the help (financial) from friends of the Jews, and friends of Israel,  to undo the terrible injustice that was done 500+ years ago.  My organization of activists needs me to continue to help others, but also to do this holy work full time. 

We also need funding to help Anousim to come to Israel on a pilot trip - where at that time they will meet with a Beit Din we've established to complete their process of coming back to join the Jewish people, and eventually to make aliyah to Israel (immigrate). We also need funding support for DNA testing and genealogical research for some of the Crypto-Jews to help in establishing their "pedigree" as descendants of the Jews from Spain & Portugal. And lastly, we need funding support to build ECO Smart Villages in the Negev, in fulfillment of the prophecy of the Prophet Ovadiah who said ... "and the exiles from Jerusalem at Sepharad will inherit the cities of the Negev." (Ovadiah 1:20)

The need for this funding has been apparent for several months now, and is on-going. We need hire professional fund raising experts to write grant proposals and solicit the larger funding from foundations and philanthropists. This alone can cost several thousand per month. And for some of these Crypto-Jews we need to have them come to Israel on a work/study VISA program to be able to be accepted within the Jewish community. For each one it is several thousand per month. And then administration costs, for the various aspects involved in this program, it will cost several thousand per month.

The most difficult & heart-breaking part of all this work is helping the secret/hidden Jews of Latin America.  Not only are they are part of the larger exile (when most of the Jews exiled from Judea by the Romans in the 1st century C.E.). But the Spanish and Portuguese Jews were exiled from the rest of the jewish peoplehood in the 15th century and onwards. However, in Latin America there is very little help / support for these Crypto-Jews ... so it has to come from us in Israel to help them.

Aside from being partners with us in correcting a major injustice, and healing a rift between Sephardi Jews and Askhkenazi (and all other) Jews ... you will be sharing in the work of the fulfillment (we believe) of the very last part of the prophetic "ingathering of the exiles" to our ancient and promised land. That ingathering cannot be complete without the secret-hidden Jews ALSO being allowed to immigrate and come home to Israel.

Please consider the promise in Genesis 12:3 ... and know that GD will bless you for blessing the descendants of Avraham, Isaac and Jacob in this matter. Our gratitude will never cease and we will always pray for you, and for all of our benefactors.
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Shalom everyone --- we are looking for used pairs of Tefillin (we will pay to have them checked by a Sofer to be sure they are kasher) ... and/or donations of money to buy new ones ... these will be sent to Bnei Anousim in CUBA, for right now. Economy there is very poor, and it is very difficult to send in the mail anything that is ordered from outside that country. But we have friends in Miami who travel to Cuba --- and who will deliver them for us. Later we will be doing the same for Bnei Anousim in Brasil and all Latin American countries where we are helping the Bnei Anousim. THANKS in advance for everyone who can help us with this project. Tizki L'Mitzvot and many blessings to you, Bezrat HaShem.
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$4,221 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 62 people in 17 months
Created March 27, 2018
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