IYIM 2022 Mishloach Manot Campaign
Through the generous support and participation of over two dozen schools and synagogues across the United States, over 2,300 Mishloach Manot packages were distributed to IDF soldiers on Purim day. Thanks for the tireless efforts of the Mishkoff family of New York, who partnered with the International Young Israel movement (IYIM) and the National Council of Young Israel,the program was a tremendous success this year.
The Mishloach Manot packages were delivered to soldiers from the Gaza Division in the south and the regional brigades in the Judea-Samaria Division. In addition, Matanot L’evyonim (Gifts for the Poor) were provided to nearly 100 needy soldiers and their families. Furthermore, additional Megillot Esther were made available, which enabled the IDF Rabbinate to perform Kriyat Megillah for every unit in Tzahal. 250 personal Mishloach Manot were also delivered to friends and family throughout Israel.
The Mishloach Manot program was started approximately 20 years ago by Meir Mishkoff, z”l, who had a tremendous love for the land of Israel, the people of Israel and especially the soldiers of Israel. Since the inception of the Mishloach Manot campaign, Meir, z”l, worked diligently to ensure that tens of thousands of IDF soldiers would be able to experience the true joy of Purim and to show them the constant support they have from Jews around the world. In light of Meir’s unexpected passing in 2017, the campaign has been and will continue to be dedicated in his memory to continue his legacy for many more years to come.
The list of schools and synagogues that took part in this year’s Mishloach Manot program includes Young Israel of West Hempstead, Young Israel of Scarsdale,Young Israel of Hillcrest, Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, Congregation Beth Aaron, Young Israel of Bedford Bay, Young Israel of New Rochelle, Young Israel of North Beverly Hills, Congregation Bais Ephraim Yitzchok, Young Israel of Hollywood ,Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, Beth Jacob of San Diego, Young Israel of Bal Harbour, Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School, Young Israel of Merrick, Ohab Zedek New York , West Side Institutional, Kesher Israel of Harrisburg, Yeshiva University High School for Boys, Lido Beach Synagogue, Young Israel of Forest Hills ,Young Israel of Boca Raton ,Yeshiva University High School for Girls, Young Israel of Deerfield Beach, Young Israel of Sharon, Suburban Orthodox Toras Chaim and Prospect Heights Shul.