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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.

Einav, 40, and Shaul, 37, have 11 children. Einstein’s has been unable to work, so stays home and takes care of the children and their apartment. Shaul spends most of his time learning in a kollel, but for money he works as a cleaner and collects bottles from recycling. This...

Total Cost - $990
Still Needed - $806
Funded - $184
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Talya, 62, lives in public housing. She relies on her social security benefits, but has started to supplement them by working as a cleaner at a nearby school. She pushes to do this despite lung problems that make her depend on an inhaler to breathe and that make all physical...

Total Cost - $357
Still Needed - $193
Funded - $165
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Zohar’s divorce from her husband has dragged on for three years. In the meantime, he has broken off all contact with her and with their children, Aya, 6, and Leah, 3. All three of them have been traumatized by the process and by the financial distress that it has caused...

Total Cost - $1050
Still Needed - $226
Funded - $824
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Divorce is hard. Add to that an absent father who is not contributing any money to his children’s’ welfare and a diagnosis of autism for the youngest child. Avivit is working hard to keep it all together– to work enough to feed her family, to care for her autistic child...

Total Cost - $795
Still Needed - $646
Funded - $149
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In the past, Rivk, 55, suffered serious abuse from her husband. They are now divorced. Rivka is in poor physical health and cannot work. She receives a very small handicapped stipend from the government; it is nowhere near sufficient to cover her needs. Rivka has five children. The oldest two are...

Total Cost - $840
Still Needed - $703
Funded - $137
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Faiza, 43, is a social worker but she can keep only part-time hours because she needs to be around for her children after school. The ugly divorce that made her a single mother, left them emotionally scarred and Faiza is doing everything she can to get them through this difficult time....

Total Cost - $540
Still Needed - $486
Funded - $54
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Batya, 40, is a caring and diligent mother, doing all she can to take care of her son’s many needs. Lior, 2, has Downs Syndrome and a host of accompanying medical problems. Batya supports the two of them on her salary as an aide in a Town pre-school. But she...

Total Cost - $1470
Still Needed - $746
Funded - $724
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In light of all of the difficulties Penina has faced over the years, her social worker is impressed with her ability to continue her fight to get the most out of life and to manage on a daily basis. Penina, 62, has lung, heart, and knee problems that cause her...

Total Cost - $357
Still Needed - $323
Funded - $34
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Hadas finished 11 years of schooling. She has held many short-term jobs but has had trouble staying employed because she suffers from physical ailments (pain in her head, neck, and back, and headaches) that make showing up consistently difficult. This has kept her from breaking out of the cycle of...

Total Cost - $825
Still Needed - $745
Funded - $80
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Alex and Natasha have had a difficult aliya experience. They found the transition to life in Israel stressful and, with almost no Hebrew, had trouble finding jobs. Before they did so, they ran up many debts, which they are now working diligently to pay off. Natasha, 41, makes cables for...

Total Cost - $1020
Still Needed - $869
Funded - $151
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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 - $51429
Still Needed - $18521
Funded - $32907
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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 - $51429
Still Needed - $30131
Funded - $21298
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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 - $38571
Still Needed - $36137
Funded - $2434
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