As the world navigates the unfamiliar practice of ‘social distancing,’ people need support and camradarie more than ever. The volunteers at Project Connect are here to make sure our boys have someone to talk to.
By Anash.org reporter
Everyone is feeling the crazy times we are living in right now. Shuls are closed, people are stuck home alone, children are home with nothing to do. Most people need some form of social interaction to stay sane; this is even more true for children.
School closures may result in children feeling bored, lonely and unproductive. They may learn less Torah than they would on a normal day of school. The Rebbe would always tell us that when there is an עת צרה, we should not diminish learning but increase it. Torah learning is crucial for the world; especially when it is the Torah of Jewish children. In the words of our chachamim, “The world stands on the הבל of תינוקות של בית רבן.”
Everything that occurs in the world is decided by Hashem and is a reflection of what is happening above. The Frierdiker Rebbe explains that “This is a wartime, and we must know that it is a spiritual war… Every morning people run to the newspaper to find out news from the war. If we want to know where the physical war is holding we must look where the spiritual war is holding. For news we must look at how much we have saved the Jewish children.”
Enter: PROJECT CONNECT. Dedicated bochurim have agreed to give from their time to learn and talk with children around the world. The goal is for each child to have a bochur to connect to, become friends with, learn with, and stay in touch with. It is so necessary for our children today to have someone outside of their home to socialize and learn with.
This is entirely free, and will allow for all children to grow as proper chassidim. Just fill out this form, and your child will be matched up to learn with a bochur once a week. There are only a few weeks until Pesach; let us help our children utilize their time to the fullest. Once a week until schools resume, your son will have a new friend to learn and speak with. The program is geared for boys in grades 4 through 8. You can sign up here.
If you are a bochur who has not yet signed up, please join ASAP. As the Rebbe’s תמימים we know how much the Rebbe demands from us. How much more so in these distressing times.
You have no idea how much one phone call can affect a child out of school, how much a friendly word can change the day of a child who cannot be with his friends.
Therefore we are calling all the Zal bochurim to join project connect. To join please fill out this form.
May Hashem bring the healing to all sickness with the revelation of Moshiach right now!