Whatever the need, the Kazens rose to the challenge:
Rabbi Kazen, being a Shochet, helped provide for the material and spiritual needs of the holocaust survivors. Rebbetzin Kazen established Cholov Yisrael, Neshei Chabad, Mesibos Shabbos, and visited homes, encouraging new refugees to send their children to the Hebrew Academy.
Organized fundraising dinners for the Fallen Heroes of Israel & Kfar Chabad Vocational schools.
Established Chabad in Cleveland with their children for college students, which has expanded and flourished through their grandchildren.
Welcomed former USSR immigrants with free food and furniture, apartments and jobs, English Language and Jewish Heritage classes, and enrolled their children in the Hebrew Academy. Arranged festive holiday celebrations and life-cycle events for hundreds, including Brit Mila, Bar & BatMitzvah; weddings and funerals.
Provided physical and spiritual nourishment to the Russian & Bucharian Jewish community and others, with Rabbi Kazen’s daily pickups for the Minyan & Torah studies and free Shabbat meals cooked and served by Rebbetzin Kazen. On Sundays, participants enjoyed free lunch during the Torah class and took home food packages from the Kosher Food Bank. For the homebound, food packages were delivered weekly.