Real estate magnate and philanthropist Yossi Popack is making a special donation to sponsor kapparos for kolel yungerleit and orchim
. Popack's gift wil reduce the cost of kapparos to $10. Chickens will be available from NCFJE, 824 Eastern Parkway, tonight Monday.
NCFJE usually has deeply discounted kapparos, but those discounts are usually restricted to Crown Heights residents, and discounts are generally not available on erev Yom Kippur. Popacks gift will allow both orchim and yungerleit to enjoy discounted kapparos on erev Yom Kippur.
"Yossi is the kind of person that is sensitive to everyone's needs, said NCFJE Chairman Rabbi Shea Hecht. "We discounted kapparos for residents, but he didn't like to see the orchim left out."
Of extending the discount to kolel yungerleit, Hecht said, "[They] want to do kapparos in a mehudardike way, and he respects that.
"Yossi Popack is the type of person that honestly cares for all anash," he said, "orchim, kolel yungerleit and all of us really owe him our deep appreciation and respect."
Last updated: Monday, Sep 24 2012 5:02pm