While some may struggle to discover what defines an “Eishes chayil —woman of valor” spoken about in Eishes Chayil (Mishlei, 31), there are actually many such women that exist in our community; for example, the wives of our dedicated Hatzalah volunteers.
From minutes before Shabbos to deep into the silent hours of the night, as the Hatzalah volunteers rush out of their homes and away from their families to assist others in their moment of need, their wives, their eishes chayil, step up to the plate.
We can often see the deeds of our Hatzalah volunteers, praise them, return them, or even pass them along to others, but rarely are the deeds and mesiras nefesh of the Hatzalah wives brought into the public eye.
A group of appreciative Lubavitchers set out to not only thank these Crown Heights Hatzalah wives in words, but also give each of them a gift of thanks for their truly selfless dedication to their husbands, families, and community. Their vital and essential work never underestimated, overlooked, or ignored.
The gifts were sponsored by Baruch and Yonit Duchman as a zechus for a refuah shleimah for Rochel bas Rasha Roiza b’soch che’ar cholei Yisrael, and Sruli and Dina Krasnianski in honor of all Hatzalah members and their families.
Crown Heights-based Tzfasman Jewelers also co-sponsored the gifts which were distributed to each Hatzalah wife along with a letter of thanks and appreciation for all their tireless work and mesiras nefesh.