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Haiti Visit Update

Archived Blog Post (Before children moved into our current building) by Rabbi Peter Oliveira August 23, 2012 Haiti Visit: day two We woke up somewhat reluctant to go to see all the work that needed to be done on the new location for the orphanage...  When we arrived, we were bewildered; keep in mind, on

Gardening

Written by Hernst Gedeus and Lisa Oliveira March 12, 2017 We are always trying to add variety to the diet of our 38 children to help keep them healthy and maintain their weight.  Food in Haiti is expensive so we decided to plant a garden to supplement the food that we buy.  As of right

New Office

We are in the process of building our first office!!  After almost losing all of our documents in the flood in December,   we realized the importance of having a dedicated space to house all of our legal documents for the orphanage.  We will now have a professional place to conduct meetings with officials who

A Few Tears

I remember our cook and mother in law to our director,  Mrs Samuel came up to the 160 year Torah scroll. We were so careful to protect it, but we just wanted everyone to see what the Scriptures looked like before they were translated. She gently placed here cheek with streaming tears against the delicate

For the First Time

It is difficult to describe what happened when our Haitian sisters and brothers saw a Torah scroll for the first time.  Eyes wide open, smiles from ear to ear.  Some weeping, others with their face on the floor thanking G-d for allowing them to see His pure Word.  Most of them glad to have their

Purchasing the land Update 1

Shalom, friends of Torah4Haiti.  Rabbi Peter chronicled his latest journey to Haiti to purchase the orphanage property.  Below is update 1.  :) I headed out from Providence after saying goodbye to Zelika and my Beloved, who dropped me off.  This was the first time I traveled to Haiti alone.    On my person I carried