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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.

Shira’s parents divorced when she was young. Because her father left Israel and her mother lacked parenting skills, Shira was removed from her home when she was 14. She finished high school at a boarding school and did two years of National Service. Shira, 25, is now in her second...

Total Cost - $ 775
Still Needed - $ 699
Funded - $ 76

Kobi, 24, is an inspirational young man. Kobi’s parents, who have seven children, divorced many years ago. Kobi had an unstable childhood. He attended three different boarding schools, developed a drug addiction and had his driving license revoked three times. Kobi has now been clean of drugs for over two...

Total Cost - $ 934
Still Needed - $ 540
Funded - $ 393

Hila, 30 and divorced, is raising three young children on her own. Her ex-husband has no contact with their children and pays no child support. Hila works full-time and between her income and a small monthly government stipend, she tries to meet all her expenses and pay off her various...

Total Cost - $ 1,058
Still Needed - $ 952
Funded - $ 106

Tova and Abraham both moved to Israel from Ethiopia – Tova as a baby and Abraham at the age of 12. They met in Israel, married and are now raising three young children, ages 1-3.5. Tova completed 12 years of school with full matriculation exams. She finished her army service...

Total Cost - $ 775
Still Needed - $ 591
Funded - $ 184

It is to Hannah’s credit that she is taking steps toward fulfilling her dream of becoming an artist by studying at Betzalel Art Academy. Hannah, 21, grew up in a home full of drugs and violence and very little money. Her father was a drug addict who involved her older...

Total Cost - $ 1,494
Still Needed - $ 1,346
Funded - $ 148

Shlomo, 19, is a young man who is desperately trying to overcome a troubled past. Shlomo was physically abused by his father and was hospitalized as a result of his injuries. He has since cut off all contact with his parents and has no outside support, emotionally or financially. To...

Total Cost - $ 1,662
Still Needed - $ 495
Funded - $ 1,166

Dalia, 21, grew up in an ultra-Orthodox home. One of seven children, Dalia’s parents divorced many years ago. She has no contact with her father, who doesn’t provide any financial support to the family. Dalia and her younger brother live with her mother. Her older siblings are already out of...

Total Cost - $ 1,561
Still Needed - $ 1,410
Funded - $ 151

Although Maya has a steady job as an accountant, her earnings are not enough to cover her family’s needs. Over 18 years of marriage, she was the sole earner. Her husband did not look for a job and, to make matters worse, subjected her to various humiliations. Maya separated from...

Total Cost - $ 934
Still Needed - $ 843
Funded - $ 91

After Adina’s parents divorced and neither was able to care for her, social services sent the 12-year-old to boarding school. Now 20, Adina has little contact with them, and they offer her no financial or emotional support. Nonetheless, Adina has proven that she is able to take care of herself....

Total Cost - $ 744
Still Needed - $ 671
Funded - $ 73

Ruben, 60, and Batya, 58, used to have their own business. Its failure dealt Ruben a blow, both medically and financially. Ruben suffers from a heart ailment that limits his ability to work, especially under pressure. He now works part-time as a school aide. For years, Batya stayed at home,...

Total Cost - $ 778
Still Needed - $ 702
Funded - $ 76

Shir, 33, is trying to rebuild her life. Shir immigrated to Israel three years ago, along with her husband and two young children. Since her arrival, she has been at home raising her children, ages 3 and 6. A few months ago, Shir took her children and ran as she...

Total Cost - $ 934
Still Needed - $ 789
Funded - $ 145

Revital, 23, is an impressive young woman. Her home life is complicated. Revital’s family is ultra-Orthodox, and she is one of ten children. Revital’s mother gives an occasional lesson in the evenings but barely brings in an income. Her father works very long hours in home renovations. He has very...

Total Cost - $ 1,234
Still Needed - $ 1,113
Funded - $ 121

Tikva, 55, and Chaim, 63, struggle to make ends meet. Chaim doesn’t work and receives disability payments because he suffered from alcoholism in the past. Tikva used to work as an aide to the elderly but due to health issues, including cancer and diabetes, she too is no longer working....

Total Cost - $ 669
Still Needed - $ 603
Funded - $ 66

Project ONWARD 2021

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 - $ 100,000
Still Needed - $ 59,609
Funded - $ 40,391

Project BOOST 2021

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 - $ 100,000
Still Needed - $ 70,783
Funded - $ 29,217
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