The “European Chesed Centre” Inaugurated a New Branch in Zagreb, Croatia
The RCE inaugurated another “European Chesed Centre” in Zagreb, Croatia. The new branch will loan an array of medical equipment and baby equipment to residents, worth tens of thousands of Euros.
The ceremony was attended by Mr. Ilan Mor, Ambassador of Israel to Croatia, Ivna Dzerk Dobrbercic, head of public welfare and accessibility and Rabbi Pinchas Zaklos, country’s head shaliach. The Rabbinical Centre of Europe’s Director General Rabbi Arie Goldberg and Deputy Director General Rabbi Yossi Bainhaker.
The ‘European Chesed Center’ is an enormous project initiated by the “Rabbinical Centre of Europe”, undertaking the opening of 50 centers for lending medical equipment in 50 cities in Europe. The project began last year to assist European Jews in need of medical equipment.
The project is a great relief for the Jewish communities in Europe, providing a necessary solution for Jews in need of medical equipment. The branches will operate under the responsibility and management of the rabbis of the various cities. The project is part of the extensive activities of the “Rabbinical Centre of Europe” that operates among European communities. Part of the extensive assistance to rabbis and their communities in all Jewish European areas include assistance in building mikvahs, training rabbis, many varied educational projects, menorah distributions, parcel, and matzah deliveries and more.
Rabbi Arie Goldberg excitedly concluded the two ceremonies by saying, “Every time there is an inauguration, I get excited. The opening of these chesed centers is a huge aid for European countries as they provide professional assistance to tens of thousands of Jews wherever they are. It is a huge privilege and a great sanctification of G-d that we are privileged to help and assist. I was very excited to hear the promise of the corona commissioner in Romania to establish extensive cooperation for the Jews and I am sure that this will be a big improvement.”
Chairman of the RCE, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, noted that so far, twenty-six charity centers have been established throughout Europe. “In the near future, another twenty-four centers will be opened to benefit Jewish communities across the continent.”