October 24, 2013 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #611001
I need affordable ideas to do L’iluy nishmas a relative. Perhaps a dedication or a project, or something else in or out of the box.
Of course something like dedicating a Sefer Torah or a Shul or similar would be the best but I don’t have the funds for that.
Any ideas that would be a zchus but are cheaper. Specifically things that are needed for klal yisroel, and exciting ideas.
I appreciate it.October 24, 2013 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm #983928keepitcomingMember
You can give out Shmiras halashon tefillas.. exciting.. hmm….October 24, 2013 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm #983929keepitcomingMember
its the simple things that make a big difference in shamayim no? not what has the biggest fanfare over here..October 24, 2013 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm #983930a maminParticipant
Someone has contacted me to dedicate a daily shuir that is given on the phone. That is quite reasonable. I would love to dedicate a Sefer Torah as well, but haven’t been able to , yet….. I like the idea of sponsoring Torah learning. There is an organization called Bnos Melochim in Monsey that takes sponsorship for this as well.
May your deceased relative have an aliyas neshama!October 24, 2013 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #983931
Sponsor Torah learning on Torah anytime. Or sponsor some of the various the parsha sheets and halacha sheet emails. I know Parsha Potpourri has a hard time getting sponsors sometimes and he has great divrei Torah.October 24, 2013 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #983932
I appreciate the ideas. I am looking for something more than that. I don’t just want to sponsor something, I want to dedicate or create something. I know it’s about the niftar, but I also want it to be meaningful for the family.October 24, 2013 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm #983933a maminParticipant
Would you like to start an organization? A support group possibly?October 24, 2013 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm #983934
that is a good idea. but too generalOctober 24, 2013 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm #983935
Maybe sponsor a sefer?October 25, 2013 1:21 am at 1:21 am #983936🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
my sisters classmates bought 100 very beautiful laminated bentchers and made a bentcher gmach in her zchus. It is used for sheva brachos or seudas that are not wedding-size and the host wouldn’t need to spend extra on bentchers. I think they are $3 each.October 25, 2013 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm #983937
that is a cute ideaOctober 27, 2013 4:43 am at 4:43 am #983938👑RebYidd23Participant
Sponsor a shmiras halashon hotline or donate to a tzedaka auction.October 27, 2013 4:59 am at 4:59 am #983939Shopping613 🌠Participant
Find someone you know in high school (your kid, neighbors kid..etc) and ask them if they can ask every girl in their classs to try to not speak loshon hara for an hour a day, that way yoyr zechus will be going around the clock!!!!October 27, 2013 6:49 am at 6:49 am #983940eclipseMember
What beautiful midah was strong in the niftar? Can it be perpetuated somehow?October 27, 2013 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #983941
These are good ideas. I wish I could find one that just feels right….
The niftar excelled in caring for others and in being self reliant. The niftar hated coming on to others. It was always about the other person.October 28, 2013 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm #983942kapustaParticipant
Off the top of my head, not sure what your general budget is:
Chanukah is coming up. This may be done already, but you can contact your community’s Tomchei Shabbos and add something extra for one week or a game or gift certificate to a toy store. The gift certificate will give the kids a chance to have the fun of choosing and get something they definitely like and it may be the only presents they get. Even if its something small to several families.
Some organizations are emotional support based (divorced parents, families with special needs children etc.) rather than straight out Tzedaka. You can ask if they would be interested in a “fun night” with a comedian or another activity that may be within your budget (or a portion of it) and its a chance to bring a smile to some people’s lives.
I think Oorah (and I’m sure other organizations have as well) have an option do donate specifically for a certain purpose. Something like buying Siddurim or another item used for a Mitzvah is not only Tzedaka, but also a Zchus for the Niftar when the item is used. You can do this in a local Shul as well whose Siddurim/Chumashim can use updating.
May the Neshama have an aliyah.October 28, 2013 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm #983943
These are good ideas. Thanks.
Honestly, the best would be to purchase a sefer torah but its just sooo expensive.October 28, 2013 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #983944kollelguyinEYMember
You can try a gemach.
Without knowing your financial situation, I can tell you that there are gemachs that you can create a fund for $1000 and up. You can dictate who to lend the money to – meaning for a simcha, to help get someone back on their feet, etc.
This is a way that the zechus is continuously being generated, and chesed is always being done.
You can contact me offline and I can tell you gemachim that I know
Also, you can buy sefarim that will be used by many people. Or about a specific topic that was special in the heart of the niftar.October 29, 2013 12:04 am at 12:04 am #983945sharpMember
I like Syag’s idea a lot. very meaningful and practical.October 29, 2013 8:31 pm at 8:31 pm #983946
Does anyone have any idea if its possible to get a hold of a sefer torah for much cheaper than the cost of writing one? I know that refurbishing an old one is cheaper, but it also comes with its own set of issues.
What about finding someone who would be willing to donate a sefer that is not in use? I would then have a sofer check it. I would imagine that could cost a couple thousand dollars, but nothing near the cost of purchasing one.
I just have my mind set on a sefer torah lieluy nishmas. The issue is the cost..October 29, 2013 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #983947rebdonielMember
My shul in Brooklyn could use new siddurim, as they’re stll using DeSola Pool black siddurim from 1960.October 29, 2013 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm #983948strictly yosherParticipant
I hear that P’eylim / Lev L’Achim allows you to dedicate the achievements of a specific field worker, be it in their school registration division or other vital programs.
For $10,000 – $15,000 you can cover the entire salary and expenses of someone who regularly enrolls a hundred children in Torah schools. That’s not only a bargain because it costs less than $100 per neshama saved, but an ongoing metzia since these kids will grow up frum and all their Torah observant descendants will have you to thank!October 30, 2013 12:29 am at 12:29 am #983949
I would only recommend donating a Torah to a shul that desperately needs one otherwise the Torah will sit forever in the Aron Kodesh and never be used (other than maybe on Simchas Torah).
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