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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.

Irina, 24, moved to Israel with her parents when she was 16. A year later, she moved out of their home and has lived on her own since then. She is no longer in contact with her parents. Irina has supported herself with various jobs over the years but because...

Total Cost - $1167
Still Needed - $1028
Funded - $139

Although both parents work almost full time, the Goodmans’s total income is very low. Meir is a kashrut supervisor at a bakery, while his wife, Leah, spends nine hours a day as a nursery school aid. They have four children, with a fifth on the way. The family is Haredi, but...

Total Cost - $1225
Still Needed - $1053
Funded - $172

Everyone loves Ziv. He has a good sense of humor and is social and friendly. He is motivated to learn and develop and he takes his job, working in the town park, very seriously. Ziv, 24, spends his free hours participating in programs for those with special needs. This framework...

Total Cost - $1528
Still Needed - $1317
Funded - $211

Rebecca did not really mourn after the premature death of her son several years ago; she thought that she was handling the blow well and moved on with her life. But the recent deaths of her parents in addition to that unexamined trauma sent Rebecca into a depression that cost...

Total Cost - $1528
Still Needed - $692
Funded - $836

Doron is almost 80. In Russia, he held a position as an academic; now in Israel for 25 years, he is retired. Doron and his wife rely entirely on their old age pension, and have no family support. He has a list of medical problems but insists that he is...

Total Cost - $1084
Still Needed - $906
Funded - $178

Rachel, 40, is a single mother to two young kids. Her daughter, Kayla, 7, has ADD, learning delays, difficulty articulating, anxiety attacks, and low self-esteem. Her 10-year old son, Dov is autistic, and has recently returned to his special education school after several months in a psychiatric hospital. Rachel has...

Total Cost - $751
Still Needed - $676
Funded - $75

Benny has been living on his own since he was 14. Now 21, his relationship with his parents is unstable at best. Benny has gotten used to supporting himself. He pays his rent and other needs from his salary as a factory worker. But Benny dreams of doing better for...

Total Cost - $1313
Still Needed - $390
Funded - $923

Shira, 45, has finally found a job that will meet her needs. It is important to her to work and support herself. she has done so for many years and does not like to ask for help. She needed a position that she could do from home, in order to...

Total Cost - $1021
Still Needed - $501
Funded - $519

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

Dina works full time in a store and spends her small salary as carefully as she can. But it is insufficient to cover the needs of her five children. Dina and her husband divorced a year ago. He has no job so does not contribute to the welfare of his...

Total Cost - $726
Still Needed - $321
Funded - $406

Rina has had one dream since childhood – to study Eastern-style dancing, to teach it, and to perform it in order to make others happy. Nothing brings a smile to her face or lifts here spirits the way dancing does. Life took Rina in other directions, however. She married young,...

Total Cost - $1021
Still Needed - $590
Funded - $431

Lilach (8) is prone to angry outbursts. She has trouble regulating her emotions. Lilach has been working on these issues with a social worker and a psychologist, but everyone has the sense that there is a deeper source of the trouble. Discovering this would allow the people around Lilach (including...

Total Cost - $758
Still Needed - $483
Funded - $275

Project ONWARD 2019

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 - $56720
Still Needed - $37763
Funded - $18957

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 - $6846
Funded - $18154

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 - $5368
Funded - $9632
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