160K for CYP

The Great Gratitude Campaign

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Class at the Beacon

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Friends of CYP

Bonus Round!

$180,000

Bring us over the top!

The Great Gratitude Campaign

If we had to choose a word of the year for 2022, it would be “Grateful”.

Following the two years preceding it, this year really highlighted so much of what we may have once taken for granted.

  • First and foremost, our health: Our physical, emotional and spiritual health.
  • Our connection to each other: Our friendships, our ability to get together to talk, to celebrate, and to just be there for each other.
  • Our capacity for kindness: The outstanding amount of compassion that there is in the CYPUWS community.
  • Our need to experience and share true joy with our loved ones.

The best way to express and experience gratitude is to indulge in the very things you are grateful for: which is exactly what CYPUWS did.

  • For our spiritual health, we reinstated group Torah classes. An array of events with inspirational speakers such as at our Pizza/Meat Wine Art events, and Shabbat and Holiday events that really nurtured our souls. We also continued giving bride and groom classes and countless one on one learning sessions throughout. 
  • We did not let an opportunity for connection slip by. From our weekly Shabbat dinners hosting thousands of our friends throughout the year, to our personal dates, we were intent on focusing on our relationships. We celebrated holidays with the same intentions: to enable our community to strengthen their current friendships and perhaps create new ones. From the fun Hamentash Bake, to the educational and interactive Pre-Shavuot floral workshop, and our classic Challah bake, we knew that when it came to getting together, more is more.  
  • And then we went BIG. Like bringing back Shabbat Under the Stars big with 700 attendees.  For Shavuot we hosted our annual Gourmet Ice Cream Bar in Central Park with 2,000 attendees. Then, for Sukkot, we ushered in the new Jewish year with awe-inspiring unity as over 2,000 young Jewish Professionals in NYC gathered at the Bryant Sukkah. Then Simchat Torah at Chabad with thousands celebrating the holiday. 
  • We also continued to be inspired by the incredible amount of Chessed that we have in our community. As everyone tries to get back on their feet, private individuals just kept on showing up for each other, quietly, and without the need for headlines. We feel deeply honored to have been privileged to witness other’s kindness in the most generous and outstanding ways. 
  • Finally, this year was one where we celebrated together. From weddings, to births, to saying L’chayim on Shabbos – the joy was multiplied through every single person with whom it was shared.

Now you see why that’s our word of the year?

We are so grateful to G-D and to every single one of you, whether you attended our events, supported us throughout or where just a friendly smile in our neighborhood, for enabling us to experience what was a most incredible year.

It is our sincerest prayer that the CYPUWS community should be able to continue growing and experiencing so much good – and for that we need you. Please partner with us in our year-end campaign to raise $160,000 so we can ensure many, many more moments of gratitude, joy and celebration in our CYPUWS community. For this campaigmn only, every $1 you donate will be worth $2 to CYPUWS.

 

Aryeh Zuber
$720

In honor of R' Yisroel and Chanchy, thank you for being true friends.

Stevie & Lauren Hornik
$720

With gratitude to Chabad and all you do

Steven Horowitz
$3,600
A & L Kugel
$360
Daina and Greg Gurevich
$720

In honor of the Kugels!

Anonymous
$1,800
Anonymous
$720

In honor of the incredible Kugels and all the amazing work they do!!!

Anonymous
$108
Yossi Kugel
$144

!חזק וברוך

Mordechai Rosenzweig
$36
Yuda and Naomi
$720

Continued hatzlacha with the incredible things you do!

Anonymous
$200
Ari & Zahava Diskind
$272

For everything you guys do for the UWS Jewish Community

Anonymous
$2,000
Matt Hasson
$360

For the unification of am yisrael

Becca Glikman
$720
Anonymous
$360
Izzy Kramer
$720
Anonymous
$3,600
Jonathan Hanus
$5,600
Brian Kessler
$3,600

Thank you for getting our apartment secure with Mezuzot!

David & Chana Kugel
$720
Anonymous
$3,600
Anonymous
$200
Ben G
$200

Thank you!

Daniel Kaufthal
$1,000
lawrence malitzky
$2,000
alina portnoy
$500

Thank you for the wonderful work you do!

Abigail Bryskin
$216

Thank you Rabbi Yisrael and Chanchy for the amazing work you do.
Mazal tov on the birth of your baby girl Leah Gnesha

Matthew Sandberg
$108

Thank you Yisrael and Chanchy!

Mushky and Levik Naparstek
$100

Good luck!!

Anonymous
$2,000

Thank you for everything that you do!

Aliza Shapiro
$360

❤️

Anonymous
$360

In honor of the wonderful, one-of-a-kind Kugel family. Given with love and gratitude.

Shifra Djafari
$360

We are so grateful to Rabbi and Chanchy Kugel who go above and beyond for the UWS community!

Shmully & Esta Levitin
$200

Much success!!!

Abigail Freeman
$108

Thank you for everything you do!

Yaya and Devora
$1,000

So Happy and fortunate to Be partners and Neighbors with the Kugels

Anonymous
$2,000
Russ Krivor
$10,000

$ 163,567

Original goal: $160,000
Bonus goal: $180,000
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