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Read these personal stories brought to us by social services professionals around Israel. The names of all applicants have been changed to protect individual privacy. The names of the verifying social worker and agency are real. Photographs are illustrative only.

Ephraim, 25, dreams of living in his own apartment, finding a wife and building a successful life for himself. He is worried about the negative influence of his brothers, particularly one who is an alcoholic. The eight of them live with their parents in a two-bedroom apartment. Ephraim completed high...

Total Cost - $1313
Still Needed - $1182
Funded - $131
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Ivan, 80, worked as an engineer in his native Ukraine, then moved to Israel almost 20 years ago. He lives in a rented apartment with his wife, 75. Ivan receives certain benefits as a Holocaust survivor and has some income through Israeli social security and pension services. However, all of...

Total Cost - $1088
Still Needed - $979
Funded - $108
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As a child, Natan, now 17.5, struggled to find himself. The oldest of seven children, he grew withdrawn and had trouble focusing on his studies, even though he loved learning. With support and treatment, Natan has learned to control his emotions and behavior and to accept authority. He is doing...

Total Cost - $1528
Still Needed - $1171
Funded - $357
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Ever since his son, Amir, now nine, developed meningitis seven years ago, Sammy has been plagued with anxiety attacks severe enough to keep him from holding a job. His wife, Iman, is a cleaner, but her earnings do not cover the needs of a family with four young children. She...

Total Cost - $963
Still Needed - $699
Funded - $264
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Ben, 21, is focused, diligent, and thoughtful. He has been working to support himself since he was 13, and, when he can, contributes to the household needs of is parents and five brothers (ages 11 – 17). The results of recent vocational testing suggested that he turn his talents to...

Total Cost - $1480
Still Needed - $1013
Funded - $467
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After the birth of her sixth child, four months ago, Carmella, 39, sank into such serious post-partum depression that she had to be hospitalized. This threw her family into crisis. The new baby daughter and her older sister went to live with an aunt, but Carmella’s husband, Caleb, 46, has...

Total Cost - $764
Still Needed - $638
Funded - $126
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Recently, nine-year old Gaby’s behavior has changed. Always quiet and reserved, she ripped the pages out of a book and sometimes lies on her classroom floor without a word or movement. When her team lost a game, she blamed herself to an extent that was out of scale. Gaby’s concerned...

Total Cost - $292
Still Needed - $35
Funded - $256
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Batsheva, 59, and her husband separated because of his violence – physical, verbal, and emotional – towards her. They are in the process of getting a divorce but for many years he has refused to give her a “get” (Jewish bill of divorce), making it impossible for Batsheva to move...

Total Cost - $728
Still Needed - $436
Funded - $292
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Until she was diagnosed with cancer, Betty, worked at a daycare center. Her small salary and her husband’s disability stipend were the family’s sole income. They lived in a tiny apartment with their two children, ages seven and one. Due to Betty’s current situation, she and her children moved to...

Total Cost - $1021
Still Needed - $749
Funded - $272
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Until he started therapy, Ari’s autism led him to do things like emptying full bottles of shampoo down the drain and clogging the toilet so that it flooded the house. Therapy and the medications have helped Ari, 18, to refrain from such destructive behaviors. However, Ari’s parents are running out...

Total Cost - $1528
Still Needed - $960
Funded - $567
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Nurit’s parents objected to Ofer when she started dating him at age 18, but nine years later, they are still together. They now have five children. Ofer, 35, has a criminal background but is trying to do better. He works full time as the manager of a warehouse. Despite the...

Total Cost - $750
Still Needed - $62
Funded - $689
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Boris needs hydrotherapy. It is the best cure for his ailments, which range from broken bones after a fall, to osteoporosis, blood clots, hypertension, and a tumor. Boris is a widower whose children don’t live in Israel; he is in touch with them and they have a good relationship, but...

Total Cost - $1528
Still Needed - $673
Funded - $854
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Project ONWARD 2018

for the benefit of women in distress

Project ONWARD is an ongoing fund, created in order to address the needs of Israeli single mothers and young women who are attempting to overcome the challenges of poor housing conditions and inadequate resources and support. Project ONWARD funds basic needs (fridges, beds, ovens and washers), educational and vocational programs and computers that...

Total Cost - $25000
Still Needed - $13861
Funded - $11139
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Project BOOST 2018

for the benefit of At-Risk Youth

Through our work with social services departments around the country we know how badly at-risk youth need our continuous support.  We have therefore established Project BOOST,  an ongoing fund, so that together, we can help them. The goals of Project BOOST are:  To empower at risk youth to complete schooling...

Total Cost - $25000
Still Needed - $7174
Funded - $17826
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Project RESPECT 2018

for the benefit of elderly Ethiopians

We’d like you to meet Moran and Dinah! Moran Yosef is the director of the Seniors Center for Elderly Ethiopian Immigrants (Ha’Moadon le’kshishei Yotz’ei Ethiopia) in Hadera and Dinah is the sports director. There are approximately 600 elderly Ethiopians living in Hadera. In our work with the municipal social services department over the...

Total Cost - $15000
Still Needed - $5395
Funded - $9605
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