BROOKLYN On December 18, 2017, the 6th Night of Chanukah at about 2:30 AM a fast moving fire struck the Azan Family home. The Azan family lost their Mother Aliza 39, and 3 beautiful children 11-year-old Moshe; 7-year-old Yitzchak and 3-year-old Henriette. Their father, Yossi Azan, his 16-year-old Daughter Shilat and 15-year-old son Daniel remain in critical condition on life support in Staten Island University Hospital Burn Unit. One remaining son and his cousin escaped without injuries as reported by VINnews.com http://bit.ly/2DJ0yn7
While media outlets blamed an unattended menorah, sources close to the investigation tell Gifteringotham that the glass cup holding the oil exploded. Sources say the glass was fake and it’s not the first time that cups being sold in Judaica stores as glass were allegedly plastic and caused fatalities.
A go fund me page has been set up for the Azan family. Please donate to this worthy cause. As many fellow community members are asking how can we help, we ask that first and foremost you pray for the family. In addition, the family is going to need assistance in obtaining a new home, medical care and many other anticipated expenses. Without any source of income for the foreseeable future, the goal of this campaign is to help ease their burden as much as possible.
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Please pray for the family’s speedy recovery.
For full disclosure: Rabbi David Ozeri is the Rabbi of Yad Yosef Congregation located at 1036 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11230. He is the family’s Rabbi and close confidant. He is also involved in arranging medical care for the surviving family members. Funds from this campaign will be deposited to Yad Yosefs’ account. Rabbi Ozeri will distribute the money to the family for housing, clothing and medical expenses.
Rabbis have been talking to Community members since the fire and thousands of people have been rallying together in a massive show of support for the Azan family.
On Sunday evening another gathering took place at Rabbi Bergman shul in Midwood. Rabbi Bergman, Rabbi Geldwirth, Rabbi Brudny, and Rabbi Ozeiray spoke divrei chizuk and hisorirus.
For full clip of Rabbi Bergman, Rabbi Geldwirth, Rabbi Brudny, Rabbi Ozeri speeches please go to www.Torahanytime.com