Monday, January 30, 2017

Help for our son, Jacob Schneier

  Trying to get the word out about our son, Jacob Schneier, who was severely injured as a passenger in a car accident on January 19, 2017. He has fractured vertebrae in his neck, loosened teeth, his left hip was shattered, his nose was broken and he suffered a sever concussion. At the time of the accident, he did not have any health insurance yet from his new job. He may have been accepted for Medicaid in Tennessee but many of his medical expenses may not be covered. He had to let go of his apartment because it will be some months before he can use stairs again. We will have to move his belongings into storage in February and he has no job to go back to. Right now he is in an intensive physical rehab unit of the hospital that performed hip and dental surgery on him. By this coming Monday, we need to find him a longer term rehab situation as his injuries continue to mend.

    How can you help? First, you can pray for his recovery. Next, we have set up a fund at "You Caring" for his financial needs. It's similar to Go Fund Me. You can go to his page at and enter in a gift for him. If you would like to receive a tax donation letter for a gift, you can send a check, made out to Beth Hallel, to Beth Hallel Congregation, 2230 Sumpter St., Birmingham, AL 35226 with a note that the gift is for the benevolence fund for Jacob Schneier. There is also the option to sending a gift online to our congregational website which is at There is a donate button on the website but you have to include a comment that it is for the "Jacob Schneier Benevolence fund. Thanks so much for whatever you can send in for Jacob as we sort out all of his needs in the months ahead.

Blessings, Love and Shalom,
David & Leslye Schneier