Wednesday, February 3, 2016
RECHOVOT - KEREN SIMCHAS CHANA HINDY WEDDING GOWN GEMACH - גמ"ח שמלות כלה ושושבינות שמחה חנה הינדה
On Thursday night September 17, 2015, we went to the City of Rechovot for the inauguration of "Heichal Mandelbaum" a beautiful Simcha Hall dedicated by Rabbi Uri & Bracha Mandelbaum in memory of their parents. Prior to the reception, we were escorted to the apartment of Mrs. Ben-Baruch, who houses and runs a wedding gown gemach in memory of our dear daughter Hindy. Top quality beautiful wedding gowns and accessories, and dresses for Kallah's sisters, were all on display. There's fitting rooms, and seamstresses to make adjustments. Hindy's wedding gown gemach is available to any Kallah, regardless of financial need. This way, Kallahs who cannot afford a wedding gown do not feel bad using the Gemach, since their well-to-do friends use the same Gemach as well. There is a beautiful plaque in memory of Hindy prominently placed in the fitting room, and Mrs. Ben-Baruch tells each Kallah something about Hindy once she chooses a wedding gown. I will be sending her a beautiful picture of Hindy to frame and place on the wall as well. Some of the Kallahs wrote beautiful thank you letters to Mrs. Ben-Baruch, and she read some of the thank you letters to us. It was a profoundly moving and emotional meeting.