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This week, our mitzvah is about a tragedy that unfolded only this week. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the city of Durres, Albania, on November 26 (Tuesday). So far, it has resulted in 21 deaths and serious damage, leaving many homeless. The survivors are in need of funds to cover food and shelter for those who lost their homes.

Imam Tahir Kukaj and the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center on Staten Island have mounted a humanitarian campaign to help the victims of the devastating earthquake. Please make checks payable to Albanian Islamic Cultural Center and mail to Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, 307 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10301, marked For: Earthquake Victims in Albania.

Per the New York Board of Rabbis: "We join together with all people in this tragic time in prayer and support for the people of Albania and the families who are impacted.

Sat, September 19 2020 1 Tishrei 5781