Encouraging our Fellows

"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?"
Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14

By giving we renew ourselves. We put our energy helping the grief-stricken in financial straits, mending lives strained by loss and need, clearing up darkened horizons, easing tensions pressuring daily lives. By giving we give of ourselves, and by giving of ourselves we encourage others. We walk with them hand in hand on a stretch of the road. For too short a while, unfortunately. Together with all those who join us to redistribute what was given. Perhaps by chance; for sure to share. With the hope that today’s recipients will be tomorrow’s donors and will pass on the value of giving…and if they don’t, their descendants will. The Matanel Foundation shares in this beautiful tradition that has more in common with distributive justice than with almsgiving.