Mesamche Lev was founded in 1971 by R Zalman Ashkenazi, Zatzal. Reb Zalman, as he was fondly called, was a master of chesed who dedicated his life to helping the poor. He founded Mesamche Lev when he first handedly witnessed widows and orphans struggling with devastating poverty and hunger- and before long he was helping thousands!
Mesamche Lev provides financial assistance to the poor in Eretz Yisroel on a very large scale. We support 523 almonos and 3233 yesomim, and assist over 12,000 large and impoverished families with shoes, matzah, wine, and more lekovod Pesach. Mesamche Lev also operates a fish and meat program for thousands of families, and provides grocery coupons for Torah scholars and large families; ensuring them a peaceful, joyous Yom Tov.
Mesamche Lev operates an orphan wedding fund, to assist widows with marrying off their children. Mesamche Lev’s activities extend to the United States, where hundreds of widows are supported, and thousands of pounds of matzah are distributed below cost price to large needy families .
Mesamche Lev was founded over four decades ago by the esteemed great tzaddik, Reb Zalman Ashkenazi, zecher tzaddik livracha. May the great zechusim of this immense chessed organization be letoivas ulilluy nishmaso hatehorah shel hagaon Hatzaddik R’ Yoel Yekusiel Zalman Yom Tov Lipa zeicher tzaddik livracha, ben Hagaon Hatzaddik Maran Harav Elimelech Ashkenazi, zeicher tzaddik livracha.