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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.

Ya’akov and Rachel have 15 children, five of whom are under age 20. Ya’akov used to learn in a Kollel, which gave him a monthly stipend, but that stopped with the onset of the Corona crisis. Rachel worked as an aide to special needs children until, 17 years ago, her...

Total Cost - $ 565
Still Needed - $ 510
Funded - $ 55

Hannah grew up in an abusive house and left her house in her early teens. Hannah has not lived at home since then. She briefly turned to drugs, but therapy and the support of social programs helped her to overcome this temptation. Hannah finished school and applied to serve in...

Total Cost - $ 732
Still Needed - $ 582
Funded - $ 149

Stephen, 21, is an inspiring young man. At the age of 15, Stephen, along with his parents, immigrated from Russia. A year and a half ago, as Stephen was about to be inducted into the IDF, his father passed away from cancer. Stephen was released from the army because, as...

Total Cost - $ 1,677
Still Needed - $ 1,433
Funded - $ 244

Rina, 34, and Shai, 39, are trying their hardest to raise their five young children on a shoestring budget. Rina doesn’t work outside of the home, and Shai works as a kashrut supervisor for a local butcher. They live off of Shai’s small income and a monthly government subsidy. The...

Total Cost - $ 393
Still Needed - $ 356
Funded - $ 37

Leah, 49, is going through a very rough time. She suffers from depression, OCD and PTSD, which leave her with very little energy to work or take care of her house and children. Leah has difficulty setting boundaries with her children, and they have stopped listening to her. At 28,...

Total Cost - $ 628
Still Needed - $ 567
Funded - $ 61

Ayelet, 21, is raising two young children on her own; their father does not acknowledge them, has changed his telephone number and wants nothing to do with the small family. The demands of raising a one-year-old and an infant on her own make it impossible for Ayelet to hold a...

Total Cost - $ 770
Still Needed - $ 638
Funded - $ 131

Ilan, 44, and Inbal, 39, have long struggled financially. Ilan has been unable to work for years because of a combination of physical and psychological problems. Inbal was an aide to the elderly but after the birth of their fifth child less than a year ago, she did not go...

Total Cost - $ 1,712
Still Needed - $ 1,312
Funded - $ 399

Bracha and Gavriel struggle to make ends meet. Bracha, 47, worked as a cleaner but was laid off during the Corona crisis. Gavriel, 62, is disabled and cannot work. The couple supports their six children, ages 9-26, on monthly government stipends. Gavriel recently completed a stint in rehab for an...

Total Cost - $ 942
Still Needed - $ 851
Funded - $ 91

Zvi, 20, has had a very sad and difficult upbringing. Both of Zvi’s parents are cancer survivors and live off of their disability payments. Zvi has a volatile relationship with his father but is very close with his mother. He has a very unstable relationship with his twin brother as...

Total Cost - $ 408
Still Needed - $ 292
Funded - $ 116

Tzippi, 61, is living a very sad and difficult life. She immigrated to Israel from South America at the age of 12. Today, Tzippi is divorced, with two grown children. She always suffered from physical ailments, which have only intensified over the years. Tzippi was a dialysis patient for many...

Total Cost - $ 283
Still Needed - $ 255
Funded - $ 27

Rinat, 28, had a difficult upbringing but is working hard to build a stable and independent future for herself. Rinat is the youngest of seven siblings. Her father died when she was young, and her mother couldn’t support and raise her children alone. At the age of 11, Rinat was...

Total Cost - $ 1,462
Still Needed - $ 1,242
Funded - $ 220

Until last January, Olga had a steady job as a cleaner. After a serious bout of apoplexy, however, the doctor ordered her to stop working. Since then, her health has deteriorated. She is taking medication, but it is not helping much. Olga and her 14-year-old daughter, Alexa, live in a...

Total Cost - $ 628
Still Needed - $ 193
Funded - $ 435

Elena, 23, is determined to break out of the cycle of poverty she grew up in. Elena’s father is a part-time maintenance man in a school; her mother works in the same institution as a part-time cleaner. Together they bring in a very small income, certainly not enough to support...

Total Cost - $ 1,677
Still Needed - $ 1,509
Funded - $ 168

Project ONWARD 2021

for the Benefit of Single Mothers in Distress

Project ONWARD is a 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 - $ 100,915
Still Needed - $ 59,252
Funded - $ 41,663

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 - $ 100,915
Still Needed - $ 71,249
Funded - $ 29,666
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