Let those in need partake of the Seder meal
"This is the bread that our fathers ate in Egypt. Let all those who are downtrodden come and eat. All those in need come and partake."
Pesach has always included concern for the less fortunate. The holiday reminds us of the central role that acts of tzedakah and loving kindness played in our worthiness to be redeemed from Egypt and to be redeemed in the future.
Attention to communal responsibility and outreach is central to Jewish identity. Much, if not all, tzedakah is predicated on improving the overall well-being of all of the members of a community. We are urged to band together to create a safety net to catch those who may fall, and to create a ladder so that they may rise.
The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington was founded on these principles and continues to serve the community. We offer interest free loans to families and individuals to help them meet their financial needs with dignity. Personal and student loans are available for a range of legitimate needs.
We wish you all a Chag Sameach full of peace and joy.