There is a wonderful old tradition of hosting a parallel meal for the poor at the same time as we are celebrating our own wedding. This is called a Seudas Aniyim – lit. a meal for the poor. In simpler times this meal took place at the same time and in the same venue as the wedding itself. While things are no longer so simple, it is still a huge mitzvah – not to mention an auspicious start to a new marriage – to host a meal for the poor in Jerusalem on the very day of one’s wedding. Ideally a Seudas Aniyim would include as many indigent diners as there are guests the wedding itself.
Colel Chabad will be happy to host a Seudas Aniyim on the day of your or your child’s marriage. This will mean some very hungry people in the Holy City will be enjoying a very special meal while radiating their gratitude andblessings to the newlyweds. What an extraordinary way to start a new life.
serves 1000 needy men and women who rely on us daily.
will feed 720 elderly people in Jerusalem.
will serve 400 needy individuals.
serves 200 of the neediest in Jerusalem or Safed.
serves 100 elderly in Israel.
serves 72 people.
feeds 40 hungry individuals.
any amount will invite the hungry to share in your simcha.