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Demand for French Fries Led to Creation of Ze Lozeh

Chanie Kozliner writes to COLlive.com how the demand for french fries at a Chabad House in Buffalo led to the creation of the chesed organization Ze Lozeh in Crown Heights which played a key role during the pandemic. Full Story

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Beautiful!
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Beautiful!

It’s amazing how you were able to juggle it all with all your kids home!
You are an inspiration.
And all those volunteers are real heroes!

Thank you!!
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Thank you!!

Ze lozeh helped me twice when I was in urgent need of prescriptions for me and my kids. Pharmacy was closing and they needed to be picked up and no way to get them..
Within minutes, the prescriptions were by my door. It was so amazing to experience the beautiful chesed…people volunteering their time to do errands for another they dont even know..and the receiver not even knowing their name…just like that…pure chesed…

Amazing work!
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Amazing work!

Thank you Chani Kozliner for arranging this beautiful organization. So many people’s lives have been touched and crown heights has experienced more unity than ever before, and this was one amazing channel!

Sheindel levertov
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Sheindel levertov

Chani
Rivkie
Thanks for letting us be involved in this mitvah lots of calls and lots of shopping .so organized in such a short time unbelievable thank you

Favie is incredible
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Favie is incredible

Favie is a gem in Toronto.
It is no wonder that he was so quick to help set ZeLozeh up here in Crown Heights.

A real ish chessed!

Kudos to Rickie Mund !
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Kudos to Rickie Mund !

The apple doesn’t fall from the tree!

Rickie Mund has been amazing throughout.
She manages so many details in Crown Heights while she is involved with the Toronto chat at the same time.

From early in the morning until late at night,she is busy doing non stop chessed for others .

What an incredible woman.Kol hakavod.

Dolce dad
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Dolce dad

Chanie I am amazed by your relentless energy with this org. I was on the chat for a short bit and every hour of the day and night you were on the chat directing request. Hashem should bless you thousand fold.

Golden heart!
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Golden heart!

Chani you have a golden heart !!! Always helping everyone !!! May Hashem bless you !!! And protect you and yours !!!!
Wishing you health wealth joy happiness and nachas!!!

Golden heart!
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Golden heart!

Dear Chani!!! You have a golden heart always helping and running for everyone !!!
May Hashem bless you with health wealth joy happiness and nachas. For all you have done !!!!
And continue doing for all the ppl in need !
You are the best !!!!

A grateful ch resident
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A grateful ch resident

Wow! Amazing job! Thanks for empowering so many volunteers to look out for people in need. The kindness of the crown heights community is really exemplary and a beacon to other communities. Thanks for coordinating this wonderful organization!

Amazing
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Amazing

it is very nice

A grateful ch resident
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A grateful ch resident

Thanks for bringing out the best In the ch community! The Ch community is truly a example and beacon to other communities how people care for each other. Thanks for helping us all be part of this great mitzva and chessed! And a big thanks to all the volunteers who gave their heart and souls 24 hours to help another!

Love the Brikman twins!You guys rock.
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Love the Brikman twins!You guys rock.

Special thanks to Chaim and Zalman Brikman for scooting around town,helping so many people so quickly!

Swift as an eagle and quick as a deer!

Thanks again,
Chanie Kozliner

Need to get something done? Ask a busy person!
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Need to get something done? Ask a busy person!

Chanie Kozliner, how you quickly put ze lozeh together, undaunted by the enormous need, prepping juices for ill people in CH as well as Flatbush, encouraging others to join you in this monumental task, all while making Pesach yourself…still amazes me! May you and everyone involved be blessed many times over, to always be on the giving end!

Amazing!
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Amazing!

I never heard about this. This is the first time. Sounds amazing. How do I get involved?

Please call the hotline
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Please call the hotline

You can call the hotline and join the volunteer group.
Thank you!
Chanie Kozliner
332-217-1718

To get involved
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To get involved

You can call the hotline and ask to be added to the WhatsApp group

They helped my family so much.
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They helped my family so much.

Initially I thought my carona symptoms would last for a day or two, because many people only get a light case….2 days into it, I was hit by a wave of the most horrible symptoms and the shortness of breath followed. Ze leze saved my life, the volunteers weathered every storm to help my family,with meals, medicine,even emotional support. I was sick for over a month. May Hashem continue to bless the angels who helped and continue to help so many.

Around the clock
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Around the clock

One night I needed something urgently and I wasn’t sure if they took calls that late.

Even though it was late, the dispatcher was so nice on the phone and got a volunteer to help me out.

I don’t know of any other organization that takes calls so late at night!

Thanks so much for setting this up in Crown Heights.

Special thanks to a kind store owner
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Special thanks to a kind store owner

We got many calls for food donations before Pesach.

I called Mrs.Kahan and asked her if she would be able to help us out.
Immediately, she offered to donate some dairy products to families in need.

Our volunteers went to Kahan’s and brought the items to the families.

We have such kind people in our community.

Thanks Mrs.Kahan!
Chanie Kozliner

Witnessed amazing kindness!
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Witnessed amazing kindness!

Chani’s cellphone lit up and dinged with calls for help 24/7. She fielded requests with enthusiasm and speed. It could be mins before shekiya erev shabbos, during erev Pesach frenzy…her commitment and love to help another Jew no matter what and where they were, was palpable. I’m grateful for her help in organizing food for me and others, through Rabbi Lieder – to NYU. She made sure food ( that patients needed and requested) reached patients – coordinating cells of nurses, patients and volunteers ( cleverly smuggling when necessary bc of protocols) .I witnessed volunteers shopping with lists for dozens… Read more »

Admirer
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Admirer

Go Chanie! Your huge heart, Your abundance of kindness and Ahavas Yisroel is admirable! You are constantly thinking of others. So proud to know you. Wishing Ze Lozeh much success and may you be constantly busy filling requests for simchos and joyous occasions. Organisations like this help bring Moshiach!

Thanks to Rivky Raskin
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Thanks to Rivky Raskin

Thanks for taking my calls with such patience and kindness.

Efficiency of a Whatsapp group
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Efficiency of a Whatsapp group

One of the reasons this group was so efficient and successful is because it operated via whatsapp.

This allowed the dispatchers and the volunteers to connect very quickly and fulfill the requests.

Perhaps other groups can be set up like this as well to help others.

Also,people were able to speak to a live agent right away.This way the dispatcher can address each call as needed.

Thanks to the anonymous sponors
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Thanks to the anonymous sponors

In addition to the delivery calls,we also received calls to sponsor different items as well as food.
One evening, a lady requested dinner for her family.Within seconds,there we were at least 10 volunteers who offered to pay for dinner for her family.

The chessed is astounding!

Chanie Kozliner

GO CHANI KOZLINER!
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GO CHANI KOZLINER!

chani, incredible job!

ZeLozeh on mivtzoyim !
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ZeLozeh on mivtzoyim !

I know some Jewish staff members that work in a pharmacy in Flatbush.

I asked a Flatbush Ze Lozeh volunteer if she had time to deliver some matzah to the pharmacy.

I connected her to Rabbi Okunov who kindly gave her a few pounds of matzah.She delivered the matzah to the staff who worked there.
I spoke to them to make sure they were all there when the matzah arrived.They were overjoyed to receive shmurah matzah.

Thanks so much!
Chanie Kozliner

Chesed
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Chesed

Thank you chanie kozliner for your giving your whole heart and soul over to this organization! You are loving and kind . Chanie did not stop . She went out of her way to help others 24/7 . True Chesed and kindness . I am proud to know her and be her friend. It is acts like this true ahavas Yosroel that will bring moshiach !

BOUNDLESS thanks Rickie M,Chani K.,Shimon & all!
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BOUNDLESS thanks Rickie M,Chani K.,Shimon & all!

I have always had a little bit of a tainted view on living in Crown Heights.I grew up in suburbia which always gave me a negative look on the hustle & bustle of the city life & felt lonely & lost in such a large & dense community such as Crown Heights.This terrible matziv with the virus has had a beautiful silver lining, one that has altered my view of living in this Jewish community 360°.Zeh L’Zeh is the reason my eyes have opened to the absolute beauty of living in a community.They have helped me in every which way… Read more »

When you catch your breath....
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When you catch your breath....

Where can we find your french fry recipe and what is the secret oil you’re using? 🙂

Amzing chesed
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Amzing chesed

When I was really sick. They helped in so many ways. From picking up things at the pharmacy, food or even masks for our children when they were allowed to go out.

Thank you all for amzing ahavas Yisroel may we see the geulah now and all this work will surly make it happen sooner

Truly amazing
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Truly amazing

One Motsay Shabbos three volunteers were sent to my house.

Each volunteer brought something else that I needed.

Shaindel is fabulous
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Shaindel is fabulous

Shaindel- you are phenomenal.

You spent hours filling shopping orders -at the earliest am hours.The first one in the store!
You tended to so many things at the same time.

At the most hectic time,you were always there to say “Yes,I’ll do it!”

Your chessed and dedication to helping others 24/7 is truly inspirational.

May G-d bless you for all of your kindness!

Chanie Kozliner

Seder plate
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Seder plate

Thanks for extending(and sharing) your necks and delivering the zeroah to us on Erev Pesach,no pun intended!

There was a zeroah shortage in Crown Heights. Stores were cutting the chicken necks in half and limiting them to one purchase per family.

We didn’t have any, and you found someone who had extra necks and extra maror that we needed for the seder.

TY!

Tylenol
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Tylenol

Thanks for getting me XS Tylenol when the stores were out of stock.
Thanks for the Gatorade when I was feeling nauseous.

Kettle and Cord
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Kettle and Cord

Thank you to the volunteer who waited in line outside Kettle and Cord in the rain so I can get appliances for Pesach.

Thanks
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Thanks

Thank you for delivering the food for Pesach from the food distribution on East New York.

Apple Drugs
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Apple Drugs

Thank you for getting my prescriptions from Apple Drugs

G-d bless you
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G-d bless you

They stood online for over for 1 hour at the pharmacy to fill my prescription.
I will never forget what you did.

A beautiful angel in our midst!
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A beautiful angel in our midst!

May Hashem richly bless Chanie in the merit of her countless good deeds. She is a role model for chesed done with boundless love and compassion. We love you!

Ty
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Ty

Thank you for getting me oat matzah for Pesach

Mucinex and C
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Mucinex and C

Thanks to whoever it was that shared their Mucinex and vitamin C.

An angel from Florida
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An angel from Florida

One night a call came in at 1030 requesting Rescue remedy, Tylenol and Gatorade. Instantly ,I got a private text offering to pay for it by credit card if funds were needed. The area code was from Florida.The woman who offered to sponsor lived in Florida! Apparently, she joined the volunteer chat to help from afar! She also offered to help out if we were ever stuck, and would need a sponsor for any other items. When I called her back, we connected instantly and eventually we became friends!Just from that one WhatsApp! Thank you Zelozeh for sending this amazing… Read more »

Wow
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Wow

BH Its really amazing idea!

I happen to help someone, that end up being that i knew her,now we are in touch and speak over to phone,we learn abt Mashiach too.

May H see how much ahavas Isroel we r having and bring Moshiach now! c.s

Volunteers
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Volunteers

The young boy who actually did the shopping in the store – was so understanding & patient- & went around the store with me on the phone- to get the stuff wanted for Yom Tov

So kind
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So kind

Ur volunteers were marvelous!! So pleasant so helpful& so patient- – they made it so easy for me to get an order from empire – Tizku lamitzvos- May u go from strength to strength- & continued nachos from yourself & your children.🌹🌷🌺💐👏👍

Perfect timing of article !
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Perfect timing of article !

Kol yisroel araivim Ze lozeh!

Zelozeh
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Zelozeh

Thank you so much for the ZLZ link! I msgd them & they immediately asked what I needed. I gave them a list of basics & within 1-1/2 hrs I had a box of groceries delivered to my door! FREE!!!
THEY ARE AMAZING!!! BARUCH HASHEM!!! YASHER KO’ACH!!!

Dispatchers
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Dispatchers

They were always friendly on the phone

Volunteer A
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Volunteer A

As a volunteer myself I want to point out that a lot has not been written here. The phenomenon Rickie Mund (RM) and all she does behind the scenes for instance. She isn’t from CH and has absolutely no idea what goes on here. (To her dispatching a call from sunshine pharmacy to someone on kingston and Montgomery is the same as asking to pick up something from kahan’s and drop it off on ave o.) Yet she’s involved as if she has been living here her entire life and wasn’t running zl”z in her hometown and another 20 communities.… Read more »

Cute clip
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Cute clip

אינטערוויו: ספעציעלע “זה לזה” הילפס ארגנאזאציע געגרינדעט לאור המצב
https://www.yiddish24.com/interviews/12/16400

Shopping list
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Shopping list

Thank you Mrs.Levertov for going shopping for me.

Response to volunteer A
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Response to volunteer A

Rickie is an absolute gem!

I am in touch with her daily and we are still dealing with some people who need help with various issues.

from the desk of devorah benjamin
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from the desk of devorah benjamin

i cant start to tell you how they were there for me and my family.Chanie K.Rocks.She was there when i needed her most.What true Ahavas Yisroel

Floridian
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Floridian

I’m an outsider reading all these comments and am just wowed by the chesed that is shown here.

Shopping list
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Shopping list

Thank you Shimon for going to the store for me

One AMAZING organization
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One AMAZING organization

Haven gotten sick before pesach with covid and been in quarantine for quite some weeks, you guys were just amazing. From grocery shopping to prescriptions, last minute pesach stuff, the list goes on and on.
Mi ke’amcha yisroel!!
Tizku lemitzvos

You da bomb
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You da bomb

You’re seriously the definition of “action”….you mobilized an entire neighborhood and brought the pandemic isolation to its knees. Hero isn’t even big enough to describe you.

Kind of digging you right now.
❤️C

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