Founded by Rabbi Yekusiel Rapp, OB”M, in 1973, Chabad of the Airport has been bringing the light of Torah and Mitzvos to passengers at JFK for over 40 years. During that time, countless thousands of Jewish travelers have put on Tefillin, received Shabbos candles, performed the various holiday Mitzvos, and been touched by the legendary warmth and smile of R’ Kuti.
After his tragic passing last year, his son, Rabbi Yossi Rapp, immediately took upon himself to continue his father’s holy work, and Chabad’s activity has not only continued, but increased since then, with the start of daily Mivtzoim and the installation of a new permanent counter at Terminal 4 during the past few months. In the past two weeks alone, close to 50 Jews have put on Tefillin for the very first time at the Chabad counter.
This work cannot continue without your help, however. To this end, a 48-hour campaign has been launched to raise $36,000 for Chabad of the Airport by Monday, 12 Tammuz, R’ Kuti’s first Yahrtzeit. Every dollar counts, and will go towards making sure that Chabad’s presence at the Airport continues to grow.
The campaign is taking place today, Sunday, 11 Tammuz, and tomorrow, Monday, 12 Tammuz. Please contribute and help make our goal a reality.