Kupat Tzfat was founded in 2011 through a group effort by the
various Rabbis and communities of the holy city of Tzfat. Currently
the fund assists around 900 needy families throughout the year. It
provides assistance for Shabbos and Holidays, as well as funding
for births, Brisim, Bar Mitzvas and weddings.
A few times a year, the Rabbinical council convenes to review
all the charity requests that have been summited to the fund. Based
on each individual situation, they determine the amount of funds
that will be allotted and the distribution methods that will be
used. In complex cases, a 3rd party financial consultant is called
in to advise.
In 2022 a new 'Shabbos Dept' of fund was created to help
assist families that do not have money for Shabbos. Now they too
can properly honor the Shabbos with meat, fish and other
delicacies. This was complete transformation for dozens of needy
families in Tzfat. Assistance is provided in the form of food
vouchers and prepaid credit cards that can be used for purchases in
the various local supermarkets.