The Torah places special emphasis on widows and orphans.
Which is why they are our #1 priority
Weddings for Orphaned Brides and Grooms
For poor families, planning a wedding is terrifying. The cost of even the most modest affair can leave them with crushing debt.
It’s even more devastating when the bride and groom are orphans.
Colel Chabad helps poor brides and grooms get married. But for those who are also bereft of their parents, we go all out. Through our Keren Simchas Moshe we cover the entire wedding from soup to nuts. Plus, we set the newlyweds up with furniture, linens, dishes, pots and pans.
Hachnosas Kallah – helping a poor bride get married – is a time-honored mitzvah. But when the bride or groom are orphans, it’s not just a mitzvah, it’s an obligation.
Weddings for Orphans at a Glance:
Last year was typical as we provided 201 weddings and basic household needs for:
- 100 Orphaned Bridegrooms
- 89 Orphaned Brides
- 12 Orphaned Couples
- 68 Widowers
- 122 Widows
- 11 Orphans who lost both parents
Any time is a good time to help. But especially if you’re planning a wedding of your own. There’s no better way to double your own simcha than twinning with the simcha of an orphaned young couple.