There’s a beehive of activity as three main streets in the center of Yerushalayim are closed off. An aerial snapshot shows a bustling back and forth on Shmuel Hanavi, Eliyahu Ram and Kikar Zvhil. Trucks are unloading, volunteers of every walk of life are shouting instructions, organizing, stacking, and sweating in the sun, yawning through the night.
Welcome to the distribution site of R’ Ephraim Stern’s Oneg Shabbos V’Yom Tov Pesach Chalikah- the country’s largest of its kind with over 221,800 boxes of food! With distribution to over 42 cities and 12,184 families, Oneg Shabbos V’Yom Tov ensures that the poor of Eretz Yisroel get to celebrate Pesach with joy.
This year cameras were mounted around the distribution center to give yidden from around the world the opportunity to witness the entire process, from preparation until the very last box is gone- LIVE.
Thousands checked the live hookup that on YouTube and on the Oneg Shabbos V’Yom Tov website to watch the action. And since the organization’s mission is to give with dignity, the project was filmed from afar to protect the faces of the recipients.
In addition, Oneg Shabbos V’Yom Tov hosted their 9th Maamed HaTefillah, live, where Gedolei Yisroel visit the site of the chalikeh and daven on behalf of those who donated.
Click here to view a rewind of the LIVE chalikeh and Maamed Hatefillah.