You were inspired during the High Holidays.

It’s a time when we celebrate with family and friends. And we give. We give to family. We give to friends, and we give to charities.

I’m writing to wish you a Shana Tova and to ask for your help.

Sarah* is a girl like most middle-class Harford County girls. She goes to public school. Gets good grades and has lots of friends. Life was great. She wanted to learn about her Jewish heritage and asked her parents to sign her up to Hebrew school.

But last year everything changed. Her father was diagnosed with a rare illness, and they had no choice but to downsize and move. The fear of the unknown, the unknown financial burden of this illness took a toll. Hebrew school was no longer in the budget. Sarah lost hope of exploring her heritage.

Sarah continues to share her love for her Judaism with her friends. She wishes she knew more and hopes to have more Jewish experiences.

Can you make a gift of $180 at so we can give Sarah a Hebrew school experience? It may be with the rest of the Hebrew school or via private lessons. We must ensure every child has a chance to explore their Judaism.

$180 may seem like a lot. However, it is a small fraction of what we need.

If you can give more, I can assure you that it will be used to allow more kids to love, live and learn about their Judaism.

Harford Chabad is 100% supported by the local community. We cannot be here or go where we are needed without your help.

Thank you for reading and for your consideration. I hope that you join us in this special work. If you know people who have any Hebrew School needs, please let us know so that we can go to them, wherever they may be!

To make it easier for you to help the kids, visit You may also mail a check to Harford Chabad PO Box 393 Bel Air, MD 21014. Please put Sarah in the memo.

With blessings for an amazing year filled with much light, life, and joy!


Rabbi Kushi Schusterman 

P.S. Please know that every amount, even one dollar, will help us help the Sarahs of Harford County. Your contribution, however large or small, is 100% tax deductible