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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.

Mazal is 96. Widowed in Ethiopia, she moved to Israel in 1983 and raised her five children here alone. In the last year, she has suffered from cognitive decline that has affected her physical abilities as well. Unable to care of herself the way she used to, her children have...

Total Cost - $464
Still Needed - $399
Funded - $64

Rafi is a young man with severe schizophrenia. He has stopped taking his medication and lives with his mother, who cares for him and supports them. She is only able to scrape by each month. Rafi spends a lot of time in his room, on-line on his desktop computer. When...

Total Cost - $802
Still Needed - $427
Funded - $375

Ronit is an 89-year old widow and lives with her grown son and his family. Ronit has a host of health conditions, most significantly hearing loss, making daily tasks difficult. She recently had a hearing test and it was recommended that she purchase two hearing aids. Ronit subsists solely on...

Total Cost - $1084
Still Needed - $646
Funded - $438

Unable to take the on-going violence and abuse, Aliza moved out of her parents’ home a year ago, when she was 17. Despite not living at home, Aliza continued to defend and support her mother and three younger siblings against her father’s abuse. Aliza has enlisted in the Army and...

Total Cost - $464
Still Needed - $342
Funded - $122

The only thing holding Ayelet back from a dramatic salary increase is her lack of a driver’s license. Ayelet. 41, and Eitan, 42, live in a small community in the upper Galilee. Housing costs are low there, but even so, they can only manage a two-bedroom apartment; Ayelet and Eitan...

Total Cost - $1406
Still Needed - $1156
Funded - $250

This past December, Yaffa’s mother died unexpectedly. Yaffa never knew her father and has no siblings. Yaffa, 24, is in her last year of law school. She is doing well, loves her studies, and would very much like to finish her degree. But doing so has suddenly become much more...

Total Cost - $1528
Still Needed - $1222
Funded - $306

Over the past few years, Rivka (27) and Benny (30) have developed a plan to restart their lives on a stronger financial footing. Benny has managed not to gamble for several years and holds a steady job. The couple has been working hard to pay down at least a small...

Total Cost - $751
Still Needed - $598
Funded - $153

Moshe, 90, and Rachel, 80, came to Israel from Ethiopia in 2001, with their nine grown children. Although fully committed to living in this country, none of them has been able to build a life outside of the cycle of poverty. Moshe and Rachel rely on their State pensions and...

Total Cost - $388
Still Needed - $188
Funded - $200

43-year-old Danny of Dimona has lived the life of hard knocks. He grew up among 10 children with unstable parents and an abusive father. Danny had to earn his keep from a young age and in doing so, fell under the influence of less than reputable company on the streets....

Total Cost - $464
Still Needed - $63
Funded - $401

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 - $50000
Still Needed - $30191
Funded - $19809

Project BOOST 2019

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 - $34243
Funded - $15757

Project RESPECT 2019

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 - $37500
Still Needed - $36114
Funded - $1386
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