Rabbi Yaacov GoodmanMessage from the CEO: Navigating Together Towards Empowerment and Resilience

Sunday April 14th 2024

ו’ ניסן תשפ”ד

Dear Supporters, Parents, and Friends,

This letter was prepared before Shabbos, but after a sleepless night spent alternating between keeping up with the news and reciting Tehillim, and feeling our building shake as missiles were sent to intercept Iranian drones and missiles, I cannot help but express our profound Hakoras Hatov to Hashem for witnessing the tremendous miracles that he performed last night.. The thought of what could and should have occurred, according to Teva, is chilling, but Hashem has chosen to hear our Teiffolos and show us Rachamim. As I woke up this morning after only a few hours of sleep, I felt overwhelming gratitude to Hashem, coupled with a fervent request for the final Geulah to arrive swiftly. May Hashem answer our Tefillos for the final Geulah soon!!

As we prepare for another edition of our bi-annual newsletter, I am grateful to Hashem for the honor of running such an epic organization together with our epic team! I am also grateful for the unwavering support and dedication that each of you brings to our organization. Your commitment to our mission of Empowering Families and Inspiring Children is genuinely inspiring. I am honored to stand alongside you as we navigate the journey of parenthood and mentorship together.

Over the past months, our team has been hard at work, diligently expanding and enhancing our programs to better serve the needs of our community. From our flagship mentoring program, which continues to nurture resilience and equip children with the tools needed for a successful future, to our invaluable parental guidance initiatives, both here in Eretz Yisroel and globally with our online presence, as well as our EPIC Parenting Seminars held in several cities across the States, we remain committed to providing families with the tools and resources they need to thrive.

This past Simchas Torah, Klal Yisroel was shocked by the massacre and subsequent war. In response to these challenging times, EPIC Family stepped out of our comfort zone by establishing our Emotional Crisis Center. Here, we provided vital support and guidance to families navigating the hardships and challenging circumstances brought about by the war.

At the heart of everything we do lies not only a profound belief in the potential and power of each individual but also in the strength of community and collaboration. Together, we’ve created a network of support that empowers families to overcome obstacles, embrace growth, and find strength in adversity. As we look to the future, I am filled with optimism and excitement for the opportunities that lie ahead.

I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your unwavering support and partnership. Your generosity fuels our work and enables us to make a meaningful difference in the lives of countless families. Together, we are building a brighter, more resilient future for our children, their families, and our entire community.