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Helping couples build a home

Tikvah Lekallah is run by a committee of dedicated volunteers who seek to ease the financial stress of setting up a home for young newly married couples.  We are always looking for new ways to assist young couples to establish themselves at this crucial juncture in their lives and assist them on their journey to be happy contributing members of our community. Baruch Hashem, we are zoche to have assisted in many Simchas in the past and look forward to making and sharing more in the future.

Our Committee

Rebbetzin Miriam Telsner

Norah Elkman

Gilly Klein

Debbie Wolf

Juli Ekman

Esther Channah Lever

Samara Rosenblum

Shirley Bloom

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jewish wedding charity melbourne

The demand for help

The Tikvah Le Kallah Fund ensures that all funds collected go directly to recipients and assist many families each year, with the demands on the fund always increasing “BH”.  Our fund continues to give contributions towards either covering some specific aspect of the wedding or for a few essential necessities when setting up a new Jewish home. This gift is very much appreciated, but in reality, it is a very minimal contribution to the overall picture. 

Over the years the fund has attracted donations by running community fundraising events, online campaigns including our annual Tu B”Av campaign.  Fortunately, there are increasing numbers of simchos, which has put increasing pressure on our fund for assistance. The Tikvah LeKallah Fund would like you to join us in providing a warm and discreet helping hand to help ensure that the celebration of every young couple is a joyful one.

Thanks for the kind and generous contribution

It is heart-warming to note that some of those who have benefited from our assistance in the past have sent letters and cards with thanks for “the kind and generous contribution” to their chasanah and how the “kindness of the donors helped to make it special and ease the financial burden of it”.  Other cards outlined their   “overwhelming appreciation” and “best wishes to continue the great work” wishing the Tikvah LeKallah fund to go “from strength to strength”.  Equally delightful is when some couples, who in the past were assisted by the fund and now, a few years on, have established themselves financially, are now able to be regular contributors to the fund.

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Words of thanks

It removed a load from our minds

Dear Norah and Crew,

We recently made a child’s wedding BH and, as you know, the expenses quickly added up. We weren’t sure how we would cover everything. and then got a call from The Hachnasas Kallah fund offering to help. We are so grateful for the generous assistance as it removed a load from our minds, knowing that we would be able to cover costs with dignity. We can’t thank you enough for the generous gift that we received.
May you all be blessed with all good things and may we merit the coming of Moshiach Now.

Thank you again so much for your help with the wedding

Thank you again so much for your help with the wedding!! May HaShem give you and all the people involved in the hachnosas kallah fund health, wealth and nachas in abundance and strength to continue all the good work that you do!! Thank you again!!

“It says that making a shidduch is said to be as difficult as splitting the Red Sea”

“It says that making a shidduch is said to be as difficult as splitting the Red Sea. However, I would like to add that organising and paying for a wedding is not that much different.
I don’t know how we could have done it without the generosity of Hachnosos Kallah fund. We thank you so much and encourage everyone to help out this worthy cause as every cent given, no matter how big or small helps towards easing the burdens of families that struggle in all sorts of ways to get their children to the Chuppah and beyond.
With much love and gratitude and hatzlocha”

“We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts”

“We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind and generous contribution to our Chassunah. It was an absolutely beautiful Simcha and the kindness that you and your donors, helped to make it special and ease the financial burden of it. May Hashem bless you to continue to do this special and important mitzvah….”

 

“Keep up the great work”

“Keep up the great work and may you grow from strength to strength, bringing peace of mind and joy to kallah’s establishing their new homes and lives”

“The Melbourne HK  Fund is an amazing organisation”

“The Melbourne HK  Fund is an amazing organization. It has helped our family for more than one wedding. Planning a wedding is such a joyful experience which can be seriously dampened when money is tight.
The assistance we received from the HK Fund certainly took away a lot of the worry and brought back the enjoyment.
May we all share Simchas and celebrate with joyful hearts.”

“Making a wedding(s) is an extraordinary expense beyond most people’s financial capability”

“Making a wedding(s) is an extraordinary expense beyond most people’s financial capability unless they have family assistance.
More importantly, the young couple is usually in need of some kickstart assistance to set up.
The HK Fund is sensitive to these needs and its commitment to assist is very sincere and admirable.
Supporting the Fund is vital for the future of our community in the long term.”

Hachanasat Kallah helped us cover some of the outstanding financial obligations. It was done in such a dignified way, in a way of true kindness.

“Upon hearing the wonderful news of the engagement of our child and being caught up with the joy, we were then confronted with the reality of the situation. Initially, we smiled gracefully as the wedding costs tallied up and when we thought the budget was reachable, more costs continued to be added. We had now most certainly blown our budget…what to do… how to afford the costs of our Simcha? It became a heavy burden on our minds.
It was then that the Melbourne Hachnasat Kallah Fund approached us in a very respectable and gracious manner and asked how we were tracking with the Simcha preparations.
After a candid discussion, Hachanasat Kallah helped us cover some of the outstanding financial obligations. It was done in such a dignified way, in a way of true kindness.
Their support and chesed helped alleviate some of the stress and enabled s to prepare for the Simcha from a place of joy and happiness.
As we accompanied the young couple to the Chupah, we looked heavenward and said ‘What an Am Segulah, a nation of kindness and goodness, a nation of brotherhood, a people that support one another both in times of sorrow and perhaps even more importantly in joy.’
For all those people who were discreetly involved in this incredible mitzvah, we say thank you, and may you all be blessed to continue your Holy work and merit to proudly assist many happy couples and their families to the Chuppah…”

It was excellent timing with expenses beginning to mount up

“I cannot thank you enough for the money we received today.
It was excellent timing with expenses beginning to mount up.
Iyh the fund should be matzliach in helping many families moving forward.
Hatzlachah and sincere thanks again for your kindness and generosity.”

Thank you for helping marry off our children with dignity

“I would like to thank Tikvah Lekallah for their tremendous financial assistance in helping me cover some of the costs of my daughter’s wedding. For someone who lives on a very small budget and struggles to make ends meet on a weekly basis, the thought of finding so much money for a wedding is simply daunting…I would like to express my huge gratitude to the administrators of this fund who all volunteer their time and effort to help parents marry off their children with dignity. Also, they help the Chossen and Kallah to have a nice wedding like everyone else”

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