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Goal: $36,000
$33,262 Total Raised
92% Complete

We raised $33,262 for Chabad of East Lakeview! Thank you to our generous matchers for making this a possibility, and a HUGE thank you goes to YOU for seizing the opportunity to do good.


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High Holidays Appeal

The Apple Caring Wall!

We will be creating a display for the High Holidays called "The Caring Wall", where every person who gives will be listed, with a space for those who choose to be anonymous. 


Please note: If you donate on any of the holiday forms we will also add it towards this campaign. Thank you!


Your donation will go directly back into the community helping bring the many (free) holiday programs to the entire community. Including: Shofar blowing's in 10+ locations, free High Holiday services, Yom Kippur break fast, Brisket Rosh Hashanah dinner, Sukkos kids festival with art & petting zoo, Open Sukkah & Lulav shake, Simchat Torah hakafot and much more. In addition to the above the money raised will go towards the new HVAC system making the Chabad center a most welcoming place!

Total actual cost for programs etc this month: $60,000. 

$180 - Honey Giver
$360 - Challah Giver 
$540 - Pomegranate Giver 
$1,800 - Shofar Giver 
$5,000 - High Holidays Partner
Apple Giver - Any Amount - Priceless !

Message from Mr. Apple:

My name is Mr. Apple, and with some pretty important days coming up, I'm here to ask for your help.

Can I have a quick chat with you?

You know, apples are pretty incredible. They're the go-to snack when you're in a rush. And let's not forget about apple pie, the ultimate dessert. Plus, they keep you healthy - "an apple a day keeps the doctor away."

Apples are everywhere! You count them in math class, compare apples to apples, and your parents are proud of you - after all, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Soon, it will be a time to gather with loved ones, dip apples in honey, and sincerely pray for a good and sweet year. I’ve witnessed this beautiful tradition for hundreds of years. 

But here’s why I’m writing to you today. It’s about the High Holidays Appeal. It’s your opportunity to keep the tradition alive and strong, for Jews in our community.

When I think about the thousands of years and millions of apples that have brought the Jewish people so many blessings, all these wonderful years, a small tear of honey drips down (sorry, Mom, for the tablecloth mishap). I feel immensely proud and happy to be part of it. It's one of my top five favorite things, even beating out your Bubby's Apple Strudel :)

And that's why I'm writing to you today - I need your help. To help make someone’s year sweeter.

There are many Jews here in Lakeview who need a seat at the table, but they have nowhere to go. Some feel like they don't belong, others are embarrassed by their lack of knowledge in reciting prayers. Some are away from their families, and others feel isolated and alone. A few don't even know they are Jewish. 

We need to invite them in for the Holidays! Your donation this year will help make that possible.

My absolute favorite place to celebrate Rosh Hashanah is at Chabad. Rabbi Dovid and Devorah Leah are incredibly welcoming and kind. Their children are adorable (though a little rambunctious at times), and their home radiates sincerity, joy, and hospitality.

You feel at home as soon as you step inside. They welcome people from all walks of life and backgrounds to celebrate the High Holidays together.

Trust me, not a bad apple in the bunch!

Please think about it.

Maybe you can give $180. Or perhaps $360 or $720. Or, if you’ve been blessed this year, consider giving $1,800.

Any amount you give will help spread Jewish connection, Jewish joy, and Jewish wisdom in our community. You know what a big difference that makes. 

I hope you can join. So many people will be most appreciative.

We will be creating a display for the High Holidays called "The Caring Wall", where every person who gives will be listed, with a space for those who choose to be anonymous. 

Our community will see how many wonderful people care about them, their future, and Jewish life in our area.

We are so much stronger when we stand together! And this display will be a wonderful reminder of our unity, care, and love for each other.

Your gift of $180 to Chabad East Lakeview can provide these wonderful people with a place to gather and celebrate the richness of the Holiday. Your donation will help them experience the beauty and warmth of the season and be part of a vibrant Jewish community that will give them strength throughout the coming year.


Let's face it - we're all a little bruised. Life throws us some bumps along the way. But when we dip those bumps in honey, we remind ourselves that we can use them to propel us forward.

As long as we have each other's blessings.


As we approach this special season of blessings, reflection, and renewal, I, along with all the apples, extend our heartfelt gratitude for your ongoing support.

May the upcoming High Holidays be a time of delight, spiritual growth, and deep connection for you and your loved ones. 

With profound appreciation and warmest wishes, When you see me this Rosh Hashanah, don’t forget to dip deep! 

Mr. Apple

PS: Because I know you understand the importance of Jewish community, I'm asking you to donate $180, or any amount that you see fit to support our High Holidays activities this year for you and for all who come, seeking connection and wisdom. Thank you, and may your New Year be as sweet as a quality apple like me!


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