March 3rd, 2020 (7 Adar 5780)

RE: Endorsement letter to Ezra L’Anousim and Yaffah Batya deCosta

Shalom u’beracha,

I met Yaffah Batya deCosta in July of 2018, and we have been working together since with a project for anousim in Cuba. We began with collecting and sending pairs of tefillin to the island in 2018 and have worked diligently to assist the Cuban community. Our current projects are having raised $3,200 – $3,000 of which came from Ezra L’Anousim – to help a Cuban family of 4, with 2 small children under the age of 5, to emigrate from Cuba to another Latin American country, where an established community will receive them, as well as assist them into obtaining their work visa. The plan is to have them make aliya within 2 years of their residing in that country.

In addition to this, we are also working with Ezra L’Anousim on obtaining financial assistance in order to send a community Rav to further help the community. Yaffah has been a pillar of support for us and we hope to continue this great work for the anousim in Cuba, as well as the rest of the world.

I fully endorse Ezra L’Anousim and Yaffah Batya deCosta in their endeavors across the globe. May Hashem continue to awaken the hearts of the anousim to return to Am Israel, with the ingathering of the exiles and our righteous mashiach.

If you should have any questions regarding this matter, feel free to email me.


Rabbi Natan Hayyim
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