Linking Hearts LogoDedicated in memory of Zevi Silver
Binyomin Zev a"h Ben Avraham Yosef Sheyichye

Brother of our dear Rebetzin Chaya Ehrenreich funded by The Zevi Silver Caring Fund

Linking Hearts forms a true heart to heart connection between young teens and seniors.

Teen volunteers have a unique opportunity to make a new friend while bringing warmth and smiles to the faces of homebound elderly individuals and nursing home/assisted living center residents.

Linking Hearts galvanizes area residents, orchestrating visits to patients at Nyack Hospital and other area care facilities.

Caring family caring

To donate to Linking Hearts click here or send your tax-deductible donation made payable to:

The Zevi Silver Caring Fund
c/o Chabad of The Nyacks
P.O. Box 335, Nyack, NY 10960

From a speech by Chaya Ehrenreich
at the Chabad JEC, Inaugural Gala, June 10, 2013

Tonight is bittersweet for me as it is only a week since the passing of my dearest brother, Zevi, who would have turned 32 this week. Zevi valiantly fought to prolong his life and have more time with his young children throughout his ordeal with a terrible illness.

For as long as I can remember my little brother Zevi was a most positive upbeat person,this continued to be his motto full of faith and full of optimism until his very last day. Zevi was an extremely caring son, brother, husband and father who always had a kind word for another and showed his appreciation to all those around him.

Tonight it is my honor to dedicate the Zevi Silver Caring Fund, at Chabad Jewish Enrichment Center in memory of Zevi – Binyamin Zev ben Avraham Yosef.

This will fund Chabad’s new program, Linking Hearts. Linking Hearts brings warmth, companionship, love and smiles to the faces and hearts of senior citizens who live alone or in assisted living facilities. This program partners local teens with seniors allowing both to benefit from this ongoing relationship. Linking hearts also includes hospital visitation, which will allow for all members of the community to be a part of it.

Zevi was the Chaplain at a senior assisted residence in his hometown of Mequon, WI. More recently, during his lengthy hospital stays, Zevi always went to great lengths to show and express his appreciation to all who cared for him and all of those who took the time to visit with him. In his final months, he planned a blood drive in his community to give back to the community that gave so much to him. The Linking Hearts program is something Zevi would be proud to have his name on.