To Whom It May Concern:
It is an honor and pleasure for me to write this letter of commendation on behalf of Mr. Friedman and his staff—all of whom are the most wonderful, caring, thoughtful, compassionate people one can find. And the meals they deliver to the elderly sick and homebound are outstandingly delicious.
Ezras Cholim provides a much needed service to the Jewish Community in the Greater Phoenix area. I live in Sun Lakes, and yet they go of their way to accommodate me whenever I call—and Mr. Friedman is kind enough to call me when he hasn’t heard from me in awhile.
I have dealt with Ezras Cholim for just a few months, and it’s been a blessing and a delight.
Whoever deals with them will heartily concur—and bless the staff as I do.
Thank you so much!
I cannot say enough about Ezras Cholim! I was extremely hesitant to call, because I did not want to be a bother to the community. However, I promised my doctor that I would get help, and so I had to follow through. I also wanted to remain anonymous, and thought who would want to help someone they don't know? But Ezras Cholim was there. From the moment I called, Yecheskel was telling me that they would be SO happy to help, and not to feel bad that I need help. By the time I called, I had been off my feet for about a month, and really needed the help as soon as possible. I called on a Thursday. The NEXT DAY Yecheskel brought the entire Shabbos for my family, along with much needed household help. I continued to receive meals for THREE weeks, and Ezras Cholim STILL brings food every Shabbos and often during the week too! This is extremely helpful, as I am starting to get back to my feet, but I am not supposed to do much heavy lifting (pots and pans with food are too heavy for me).
Yecheskel follows up with me frequently to see what our needs are. Thank G-d, I am getting back to my feet. But when I was completely in bed, Ezras Cholim sent my baby to daycare, and took care of household help twice a week! I cannot even imagine where my family would be now without Ezras Cholim. The people of Ezras Cholim are amazing. I am a complete stranger, yet they are happy to help keep our family afloat during this very difficult time. I am looking forward to the day (hopefully soon) when I will be back on my feet completely, and can cook and provide delicious meals for Ezras Cholim, as they have done for my family.
Thank you so much! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Ezras Cholim of Arizona and Yecheskel have been like angels from Hashem. I was introduced to them by a rabbi who is a dear friend of mine. He was concerned that I live alone here in Phoenix, I don’t have any family here, and so I don’t have much of a support system. My friend told me that Ezras Cholim might be able to help.
Yecheskel, Billy, and Moshe have been incredible. Every time I have needed their help they have been there for me! Whether it was to drive me to or from doctor appointments, or regularly bring me delicious kosher food and fresh challah. They even responded when I had an emergency and had to be rushed to the hospital.
I don’t know what our community would do without this organization!
( English translation of the Hebrew letter seen above )
In honor of our dear friend who is full of kindness, Yechezkel Friedman (Shlita), head of the organization of Ezas Cholim of Phoenix, AZ.
Peace and Blessings!
Even if our mouths was filled with song like the water fills the ocean and our tongues with singing like its many waves and our lips with praise as wide as the skies, we are unable to thank and exalt the honorable man (Yechezkel) and his right hand man Billy. They stood to our right during the toughest times of our life when we came from the holy land to undergo a difficult surgery where the life of my brother in law (Rabbi Isaac Heishrik) hung in the balance. You assisted in him in matter of the body, in matters of monies and with good advice all along the way and the entire time that we spent at the Mayo Clinic.
You came to us as angles clothed as humans.
It is impossible for us to imagine what would have happened had you not been with us from the time that we got off the plane and to the time that we embarked back to the land of Israel.
You cared for our housing with a generous hand, for food on Sabbaths and holidays and for all days of the week in the hospital and where we were housed.
Also you made sure that we had transportation that would take us from one place to another.
You acted as translators for us along the way and you’ve done everything as if you were not seeking a reward.
And for all the aforementioned it is incumbent upon us to thank you from the depth of our heart and bless you that you should merit to continue with this great and holy work, to stand for and to help all would seek it. It is not possible to enumerate all that you done for us because those things are numerous. You should merit to see plenty through this holy work and that you should never be of downtrodden soul, either through the body or through finances.
The holy one should help you and all of the sick of Israel with a complete recovery and that we should never know sadness or harm and that we should merit the coming of the Messiah speedily in our days, Amen and may it be his will.
Have happy and kosher Pesach.
We wish you and your family a Chag Sameach. Thank you for your assistance and compassion.
We are truly grateful for your kindness. Happy Chanukah!
Alan and Peshie Kasloff
On August 7, 2015 my wife and I were involved in a serious car accident in Scottsdale. My wife was hospitalized at Honor Health, Osborn St. for 3 weeks and I was more fortunate, being released in 4 days. The Bikur Cholim led by Yecheskiel Friedman came to our rescue arranging wonderful housing for me with families in both Scottsdale and Phoenix. In addition, I was provided with comfortable personalized and timely transportation to an from the hospital almost on demand...And I can't forget the amazing home cooked Shabbos meals for both of us! The efforts of the Ezras Cholim of Phoenix made the challenging time for both of us much easier to deal with. We will always be grateful.
Sincerely, Alan Kasloff
“Yecheskel, I want you to know that my parents arrived back in Mexico, and BH, everything went well. Thanks for all your attentions, Tizke Lamitvots!!!!!!”
Jim ( יוסף )
You are really helping me out, definitely, because I haven't been able to get around that much, its been a total effort. So I stopped cooking, so I basically have like an apple with cheese, then I got so sick I stopped going to synagogue where at least I get a hot meal on Shabbos. So its really helped me a lot to have food, cooked food.
To Ezrascholimofphoenix.org My Husband and I are truly grateful for your commitment and dedication to helping family’s like ours.We found ourselves in need of your support and you came through for us.To Our Dear Rabbi Bryski of Young Israel who is always there to guide us and Rabbi Levertovs,Chabad of Phoenix, To Our Dear Friends Reuven and Pesha Ross,Yecheskel,you and the organization are inspirational to all of us who live this challenging life …We thank you so much
I would like to take this opportunity to express my hakaras hatov to all who visited me, called me, sent me cards and flowers, cooked for me, drove me to doctor appointments, went grocery shopping for me and would not accept payment during my recent illness. We are all so fortunate to have these people in our Community, who know the true meaning of chesed. I’ll never forget what was done for me, and I intend to become active in Ezras Cholim, once I am completely healed, IY”H.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the chesed you showed me. May Hashem Bless each and every one of you with good health and happiness, now and in the future.