Chavi Friedberg, a student of Bais Rivka High School, passed away in 1990 at the young age of 18.
In honor of her 25th yartzeit on the 29th of Av, a group of her classmates have set up the “Chavi Friedberg Memorial Fund” to raise money for a program to support teenage girls in Bais Rivka that are struggling socially.
The objective is to raise and allocate funds toward helping children that have social difficulties, in particular to promote healthy self esteem for teenage girls, organizers say.
“Charity begins at home – we have decided to dedicate this project to Bais Rivka School, as that is the school both we and Chavi attended,” they said.
The fund will sponsor workshops and classes to address issues such as children with low self-esteem or social awkwardness.
“A child without friends is in a very lonely place,” organizers said. “Please support us in this very special mitzvah. No girl should suffer alone. Every girl needs the support of friends.”
The new fund is under the auspices of Lubavitch Youth Organization.