The Ezra LeMarpeh Association, founded by Rabbi A. E. Firer, provides assistance to the sick and needy.

The cornerstone laying ceremony for the Ezra Lemarpeh Center in Sderot

The cornerstone laying ceremony for the Ezra Lemarpeh Center in Sderot

The cornerstone laying ceremony for the Ezra Lemarpeh Center in Sderot was conducted in the square adjacent to Sderot’s main sports hall. Participating in the event were Rabbi Elimelech Firer,  the Chairman of Ezra Lemarpeh, the Mayor Mr. David Buskila, the Minister Mr. David Dichter, the Deputy Health Minister Rabbi Litzman, the Attorney General Mr. Weinstein , the Chairman of the Friends of Ezra Lemarpeh, Mr. Yigal Ahuvi, dignitaries, donors and public figures

Following the opening greetings, the guests were offered a varied and delicious spread of food and enjoyed a special performance by singer Kobi Oz. After the performance was over, Rabbi Firer took the parchment that was signed by all of the dignitaries and laid it on the grass near the hall, and one by one everyone filled in the hole until it was completely covered up.