Read a story and give.

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.

After Orit divorced because of her husband’s gambling addiction, she went to work in order to raise their four children properly and to try to pay off the debts that he had run up. Not trained in any specific field, Orit often found herself doing difficult physical labor. She persevered...

Total Cost - $342
Still Needed - $151
Funded - $191

Although he does not mean to, eight-year old Chaim is making his family’s already-difficult life much harder. Chaim’s father struggles with depression. He is in treatment for it and takes his medicine, and this has made it possible of late for him to hold a part-time job as a maintenance...

Total Cost - $780
Still Needed - $703
Funded - $77

When Batya finished her Army service, she went to live in Jerusalem with her boyfriend. They built a good relationship, but it fell apart when she became pregnant. He left her and refused to acknowledge the child. Alone, Batya returned to her hometown. She tried to work, but had to...

Total Cost - $357
Still Needed - $323
Funded - $34

Shiri, 27, grew up in a troubled family. Her parents had neither parenting nor couples’ skills and earned little. Shiri was subject to sexual assaults. Social services moved her to a boarding school when she was 12, and she stayed there until getting married at 16. The marriage lasted only...

Total Cost - $630
Still Needed - $424
Funded - $206

Rina, 50, has been on the waiting list for new lungs for three years. In the meantime, her current lungs are functioning at 14%, leaving her completely dependent on an oxygen tank. She is barely mobile and every task requires enormous effort. She is completely disabled, so receives a stipend...

Total Cost - $810
Still Needed - $717
Funded - $93

Naphtali and Leah are raising 5 children in a Haredi community. They have had substantial financial problems. However, Naphtali has recently begun studying education and is enrolled in a 3 year course to teach special education and Judaic Studies ( Tosh”ba). This will increase his earning power and hopefully the...

Total Cost - $870
Still Needed - $784
Funded - $86

Miriam, Alon and their 10 children live in a three-bedroom apartment. Every one of the school-aged children has some kind of learning delay that require them to seek additional therapies and assistance. Five of the girls sleep in one room, three of the boys are in the second, and Miriam...

Total Cost - $1020
Still Needed - $910
Funded - $110

Despite having been a widow with a very low income for many years, Svetlana, 71, has never turned to social services for help before. She lived an independent life and managed, by being very frugal, to support herself. Three months ago, an electrical fire broke out in her rental apartment...

Total Cost - $870
Still Needed - $568
Funded - $302

Yoav, 16, has always been a sweet, social, optimistic boy. But he struggled to fit in at school. He is not assertive, so often found himself the butt of jokes and bullying. Over the years, when he did not know how to respond to his peers’ behavior, he lost his...

Total Cost - $1571
Still Needed - $1257
Funded - $314

Eden, 20, grew up in a broken home and developed into a young woman with a history of drug abuse and criminal behaviour. After rehab she married and had two children- one who is now one and the other only just months old. Eden and her husband recently separated, and...

Total Cost - $357
Still Needed - $321
Funded - $36

Rebecca’s marriage lasted for only two years. A judge granted her a divorce immediately when she described the abuse she had suffered. Her former husband pays his court-ordered child support for their son irregularly, so she cannot rely on the money. Recently, Rebecca became involved with another young man, but...

Total Cost - $630
Still Needed - $549
Funded - $81

Yunus was born in Ethiopia in 1936 and made aliya in 1991. Yunus is a father to 6 and divorced 20 years, primarily due to economic struggles in a new land. He has lived very simply and his failing eyesight is making doing his laundry by hand, something he has...

Total Cost - $267
Still Needed - $240
Funded - $27

The CORONA Relief Fund

for the benefit of individuals and families who have experienced job loss as a result of COVID-19

After consultations with our partner social workers in agencies around the country, Ten Gav has established the CORONA Relief Fund to deal with extraordinary circumstances created by the impact of the coronavirus. Ten Gav is accepting applications from social service agencies with whom we have a working relationship for extraordinary...

Total Cost - $158000
Still Needed - $103856
Funded - $54144

Project ONWARD 2020

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 - $50000
Still Needed - $49877
Funded - $123

Project BOOST 2020

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 - $50000
Still Needed - $34824
Funded - $15176
See all funded stories

Recently Funded Personal Stories