In 1991, Rabbi Alexander and Leah Namdar were sent by the Rebbe as Shluchim to establish Chabad of Sweden. Since then, they’ve had the
opportunity to touch and enrich thousands of lives, raising their growing family in beautiful Gothenburg, Sweden.
A few years ago, a new law passed in Sweden, forbidding parents from homeschooling their children with the exception of extraordinary circumstances.
Religion and safety were not considered important. Even though the court noted that authorities were satisfied with the standard of education the children were receiving and contrary to EU law of human rights and religious freedom, they wanted to force the Namdar children to be sent to the local public schools. After an extensive legal battle and despite international outcry and condemnation, the Swedish Supreme Court did the unprecedented.
The Namdar family was issued a fine of $67,000.
“This is not just a fine for a private family. The Swedish government is waging a fight against the Rebbe and Yiddishkeit,” Rabbi Alexander Namdar says.
“Therefore, I ask each and one of you to please be mishtatef with your hearts so we can reach the goal. If 500 people will give $200 each, we can easily reach the goal BezH,” says Rabbi Namdar.
TODAY THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT.
We hope to help them cover the fine and legal costs by
raising $100,000 in 72 hours.
Thanks to a generous group of matching donors, every dollar will be matched to double, starting Tuesday June 11, 3pmEST– Friday June 14, 3pm EST.
Donate now: www.Charidy.com/Sweden
Today is your chance to show them that YOU CARE, to show them that THEY’RE NOT ALONE.
Take the moment, and give from the heart.
Help them TODAY, so they can continue to shine a bright LIGHT with warmth and love, VIBRANTLY ILLUMINATING Jewish life in SWEDEN and beyond.