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Oleg, 27, is completely deaf and communicates through sign language. He is, nonetheless, extremely intelligent and motivated. Finding a job despite his handicap has been difficult however. He turned to his town’s social services for help but before the process had generated a position for him, the program was closed...

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Shalom and Devorah are struggling to build a decent life for themselves and their children, under difficult circumstances. Shalom has had trouble finding employment after being released from prison. The best he can manage so far is a part-time job for four hours a day. Beyond the minimal income that...

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Leah, 43, and her 7½-year old daughter live in a small apartment with few resources. Leah suffers from kidney problems (her body rejected a transplant three years ago) and goes for dialysis three times a week. She is very weak, anemic, and in constant pain. These problems make it impossible...

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Once, when her desperate financial and emotional situation became too much for her, Malka, now 45, tried to commit suicide. Intensive counseling since then has helped her to regain perspective, but things are still very difficult. Malka has steady work as a cleaner, but her income is low. Her former...

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Until last year, Dana and Eyal Heller had created a stable life for themselves and their eight children, ages 1 – 11. Dana worked as a saleswoman in a store, while Eyal was an independent businessman. Then they decided to open a convenience store in a small community. Dana left...

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Lena has had to deal with difficult situations since she was a little girl. She spent most of her formative years in in boarding school, after social services removed her from her home because of violence there, and she has had little contact with her parents since. Despite this, Lena,...

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To all appearances, Rina, 56, is all set, financially. She lives in a pretty apartment with nice furniture. She keeps it all clean, orderly, and appealing. But it turns out that Rina’s husband supplied it all from his criminal business. He was abusive to her for years and spent time...

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Until recently, Frieda and Reuven Wasser were employed full time, with steady, if modest salaries. Frieda, 36, works in a phone center doing customer support. But Reuven, 43, was laid off from his job last spring. He received some months of unemployment benefits, but has been looking for a new...

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Meir, 62, suffers from so many medical problems that he is not able to work. His kidneys don’t function properly, his high blood pressure is not responding to medication, he has serious diabetes that is beginning to affect his legs, severe dizziness, an irregular heartbeat, and sleep issues. Meir has...

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Yossi and Talya, ages 39 and 36, live with their 5 children in a 2 bedroom apartment. All five children share one room; two in pull out beds and one in a single bed. Unfortunately, the beds they have are not really fit for good sleeping – the springs are...

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Dina, 31, and her eight-year old daughter live in a constant state of financial crisis. Dina has no job and in her advanced state of pregnancy, cannot currently enter the job market. They have almost no income, Dina is not in touch with her family so receives no support from...

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At the start of the last school year, Ayal’s teachers suspected that something was wrong. He acted out in class, bothered his classmates, wandered the halls, and refused to take instruction. Testing suggested that he suffered from ADHD. However, Ayal has not changed his behavior in response to the support...

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Eleven months ago, Yael was born with heart problems and a convulsive disorder. She needs intense care, much of which her parents provide at home, and the severity of her condition has already led to frequent hospitalizations. This has been hard on her parents, Yelena and Sergey, both emotionally and...

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When Limor was 13, Social Services removed her from her family’s home to protect her from her abusive father. She finished the rest of her high school years at boarding school. Limor did well academically, but her social contacts, while positive, were superficial; she had trouble opening herself up to...

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Odeya grew up in an unstable, chaotic, violent household. Her parents spent years fighting before they divorced; Odeya says that her father hit the children as an outlet for their own anger. Her brothers hit her frequently as well. She reports that the relationship between the nine siblings was poor,...

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The Malachi family’s story is one of poverty, pain and extreme hardship. Miriam and Yaakov have nine children and live in a small three bedroom apartment down South. Two of their sons served in the army in combat positions and a third is currently serving. Yet the family hasn’t beds...

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Tzippi and Rafi have six children, the oldest is 7 and the youngest are 1 year old twins.  Both parents served their country and did full army service. The family has fallen on hard times. After the birth of her twins, Tzippi’s medical condition declined and she is now classified...

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Menachem, 63 years old and divorced, is living under dire economic hardship.  As a young man, Menachem completed 11 years of schooling and served a full term in the IDF. Over the years, Menachem has suffered from numerous physical ailments, including lower back pain and severe respiratory ailments. Five years...

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Leona is a divorced mother of four children ranging  in age from 21 to 8 and is struggling to make ends meet. Her second son is currently serving in the IDF.  Her story is heartbreaking. Married to Moshe at a young age, the couple suffered economic hardships from the very...

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After many difficult years of marriage, Sima and her husband recently divorced. She now lives, with her two-year-old son, in the home that she inherited from her parents. Her former husband never worked steadily and does not support her or their four children. Sima relies on her oldest two daughters,...

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Shalom, 39, and Shira, 38, are doing their best to raise their five children under difficult circumstances. Shalom does not work because he is in treatment for drug addiction. He only has eight years of education, so has always had trouble finding jobs that pay well enough to cover his...

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Moshe, a 53 year old recovering drug addict, is doing his best to pull his life together. Unfortunately, he has recently suffered numerous health issues, which have complicated his already tenuous living conditions. These complications have included respiratory ailments, as well as lower back pain. Moshe, while lonely and impoverished,...

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What would you do if the summer was fast approaching and you didn’t have a working refrigerator? Lior and Yoav are facing this situation as they attempt to raise their three children under desperate economic conditions. The family’s refrigerator is beyond repair and they need your help to purchase a...

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While Naomi was diligently studying for a graduate degree in civil engineering, her husband was severely abusing her. Recognizing the inevitable financial consequences, Naomi was reluctant to divorce him, but eventually she had no option. With the divorce, Naomi was forced to drop out of school. She was faced with...

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Ilana, 39, had to stop working a year ago when she developed cancer. She was treated and has since recovered, but now suffers from anxiety attacks and depression. Unfortunately, she recently found another suspicious lump. Ilana’s husband, Daniel, brings in the family’s only income with what he earns as a...

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A few years ago, Shai’s business failed, leaving him bankrupt. Since then, he and his wife, Ayala, have been working very hard to pay off their debts. Shai, 61, puts in long hours as a cab driver, while Ayala works at a supermarket. Their youngest son Gil is autistic and...

Total Cost - $939
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Often it is the children who suffer most from their parents’ hardships. Vered is divorced and raising three children on her own. She has always had trouble holding down a steady job since two of her children suffer from serious health issues and often need her full attention. Their illnesses...

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Shachar’s story is heartbreaking. A divorced mother of three young children, Shachar, 34, worked full-time until two years ago when she was injured in a car accident. She was put on temporary disability and has not managed to rejoin the workforce since. Shachar has no family support; her father, deceased,...

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Alex, 27 years old, has never had an easy life. From the age of three, Alex has been on Ritalin. He always had a difficult time in school, struggling to concentrate and finding it hard to integrate socially. In addition to being highly unmotivated, Alex suffered from very low self-esteem...

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The Shachar family has fallen on hard times. Guy was recently laid off and is currently unemployed. Shoshana, his wife, works as an aide to the elderly and earns a minimal salary. The couple have three children, ages 3-11. Shoshana and Guy are trying to improve their circumstances and attend...

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Shoshana, 36, is facing difficult times. Married at a very young age, she gave birth to twins at the age of 18. This was followed by the birth of two more children. It soon became apparent that her husband was an alcoholic, and they subsequently divorced. He pays no child...

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Dina and her sister grew up in a very observant home. They attended religious schools where learning English was not part of the curriculum. Six years ago, after years of tension and arguments that made home life very stressful, Dina’s parents divorced. Her mother moved the two girls to a...

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Daniel’s father is a salesman who was put on unpaid leave because of Corona. His mom works as a cosmetician. Together, they barely make enough to cover their family’s day-to-day expenses. Daniel, 17, didn’t take to his parents’ religious lifestyle. He didn’t enjoy school and became violent, often bullying the...

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Devorah, 59, is a dedicated and loving mother. She believes in the importance of meeting her children’s needs, especially in the aftermath of their father’s death after a difficult illness. His death left Devorah as the sole wage earner, responsible for every aspect of her children’s lives and expenses. As...

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Bella’s life has taken a turn for the worse. Divorced with two adult children, things have never been easy for her. Bella suffers from numerous physical and emotional ailments, including fibromyalgia, hearing loss and depression. Until a few months ago, Bella worked as a caretaker but, on the advice of...

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Anat and Adam, both 39, have steady, reliable jobs. Anat works as a secretary, while Adam is a salesman in a tile store. Both parents work part-time so that they can divide their childcare between them. Anat and Adam have three children, ages 4, 2, and 1. Adam also has...

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Oren, 54, and Gitit, 52, are trying their best to provide for their 12 children. They subsist on Oren’s monthly stipend from the kollel where he learns every day and on government disability payments for one of their sons. Gitit is at home, taking care of that son, who is...

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Rebecca, 34, has been making real efforts to pull her life together. She has been clean of prescription drugs for six years, has gotten her anxiety and ADD under control and has been attending a full-time clinic to help her overcome her eating disorder. When the Corona crisis put an...

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Yosef overcame a traumatic childhood to become an accomplished artist. At the peak of his career, he showed his art in galleries all over the world. After a violent friend tried to throw him off of a balcony in Paris, Yosef returned to Israel to heal. The incident triggered the...

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Ora, 33, and Yarden, 42, are raising three children under difficult circumstances. Yarden owned a business that went bankrupt five years ago. Due to a series of family tragedies, he has since been diagnosed with depression and has been unable to hold down a job. Ora was working as a...

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Sasha and Victor have their hands full. Sasha works in a supermarket and Stefan is a factory worker. Their combined income isn’t nearly enough to cover the needs of their three children. Two of the kids have been diagnosed with ADD and require Ritalin, and two have celiac. The cost...

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Galit, 21, is an impressive young woman. Galit’s father died when she was 13 years old, and her mother was left to raise 11 children on her own. Even when Galit’s father was alive, the family struggled financially. They lived frugally, and the children never asked for anything beyond the...

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Mesam’s family married her off when she was 14. She moved with her husband to a new, unfamiliar city and suffered extreme violence at his hands. When she finally found the courage to divorce him, her family blamed her for the situation and cut off all ties with her. Mesam,...

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Dana, 25, is raising her two-year-old son on her own. Her story isn’t a simple one. After the birth of her son, her relationship with his father turned violent and abusive. She left him and moved in with her parents. She is currently suing him for child support and has...

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Naama, 48, lives a sad and lonely life. Known by social services because of financial and health issues, she has no family support and no job to rely on. She survives on her monthly government stipend. This small sum does not leave room for extras. Currently, Naama’s refrigerator is not...

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Olga, 14, moved to Israel with her father, Igor, and her little brother less than a year ago. None of them speaks Hebrew, which has made their transition difficult. Igor, 41, found work as a cook on an Army base, where he works long hours to provide for the family....

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Yair, 31, and Leah, 28, both completed 12 years of school and did their full Army service. Yair now learns in a kollel, while Leah is at home, taking care of their five small children. Their only income is the small stipend that the kollel gives Yair each month. This...

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Netta, 49, is raising her five-year-old son on her own. Until the Corona crisis, she was able to cover their needs on her salary as a kindergarten aide to an autistic child. Unfortunately though, Netta has chronic asthma, as well as fibromyalgia, putting her in a high-risk category. It is...

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David, 54, comes from a family of addicts and gamblers. He himself started down this path when he was only 10 years old and has been in and out of rehab for his gambling addiction for years. When he entered rehab four years ago, David was determined to get clean....

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Reut, 40, is a loving and caring mother to her 10-year old son, Livni. Tragically, Livni’s father died when he was an infant. Reut works as a cleaner, and her salary is quite low. She focuses as many of her resources as she can on supporting Livni, who is a...

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Hila, 21, grew up in a family with 11 siblings. Her father is a maintenance man, and her mother cleans mikvaot. Her father cares about his family, but is so out of touch with his emotions that he has no idea how to raise or discipline his children. As a...

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Dana, 32, is a single mother to four children, ages 2-18. Tragically, Dana’s partner was murdered a year ago in front of two of her kids. As a result, they have been in intensive therapy through social services in order to overcome their trauma. Dana works as a secretary in...

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Einat, 37, and Mor, 43, are struggling to feed and care for their six young children. Mor has had difficulty finding a job, while Corona has put an end to Einat’s position as an aide to the elderly. With little money, the family is facing a serious crisis. Now, on...

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Shlomit and Reuven were both born in Ethiopia. They arrived in Israel separately, met, married and had two children (2.5, 6.5). For nine years, Shlomit worked at a factory and two years ago, she began a job in informal education. Reuven works in quality control. The couple’s six-and-a-half year old...

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Miriam and Dov are raising their four children under great financial hardship. One of their children, Natan, is Miriam’s great-nephew whom the couple adopted because his mother was a drug addict. Natan is a special needs child and requires a lot of attention and care. Miriam was raised in a...

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Orna, 44, is raising her 13-year-old son on her own. Orna worked for a catering company until she lost her job because of the Corona crisis. Because her salary was very low, Orna ran up some debts, and now the bank is claiming all of her unemployment payments. This leaves...

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Naana came to Israel from Ethiopia when she was 12. She speaks Hebrew but health problems, including severe asthma, have kept her from working. With no regular income, she and her six children have been in dire financial straits for years. They live in public housing, where space is tight...

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Shira, 33, and Ofir, 29, are facing dire financial circumstances. Shira was working as an assistant in a gan, but after giving birth twice in three years, she couldn’t find a job. The couple’s first child, Noam, was born healthy. Their second child, Eran, was born prematurely and suffers from...

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Despite her husband’s alcoholism and increasing violence towards her and her children, Tikva kept silent and accepted her situation for many years. After the birth of their eighth child, however, she finally divorced him. Since then, Tikva has worked part-time as a cleaner. She has struggled to raise her children...

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Shalom’s parents are diligent, responsible and loving, but caring for him is a never-ending burden for them. Shalom, 27, is autistic. He also has ADD and a number of other issues. He has trouble holding a job, is irresponsible with money and careless of hygiene, and would wander the streets...

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Sarah, 40, came to Israel from Ethiopia when she was six years old. Her mother died en route, and her father disappeared when they arrived. Sarah completed 12 years of boarding school but could not finish her Army service because of her desperate financial situation. Sarah has no family and...

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Michal, 39, is divorced and raising four children on her own. Despite her complicated family history, Michal has made every effort to support herself and her children and get ahead in life. Michal started her degree in special education but, unfortunately, due to a family crisis, she had to drop...

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Ruth and Gavriel are extraordinary people. Together they are raising 10 children in an ultra-Orthodox household. Currently, four of the children are married and out of the house. Their youngest, Eytan, was born with Down’s Syndrome. Both Ruth and Gavriel work – he as the head of a yeshiva and...

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Dana, 44, is a divorced mother of two. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia, she suffers from chronic pain, depression and anxiety. Because of her condition, Dana cannot work and subsists on her disablity stipend and food vouchers. She has trouble functioning on a daily basis and puts all her energy into getting...

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Ronit is an example of someone who has undergone hardship but continues to strive. The mother of two daughters, Ronit found herself in a violent and abusive marriage. Ten years ago, she and her children were moved to a shelter for battered women where they lived for a year. Soon...

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Liat’s story is heartbreaking. At the age of 14, she was orphaned when both of her parents were tragically killed. Liat’s older sister raised her, but she is now basically on her own, with no family support. Liat finished 11 years of schooling but never graduated. Due to her tragic...

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An immigrant from South Africa, Karen is raising two daughters on her own. When she first arrived, Karen had trouble finding work because she didn’t speak Hebrew. For some time, the family lived off her unemployment benefits but struggled to make ends meet. They moved into a smaller apartment and...

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Mazal and her four children have recently returned to the town in which she grew up, after months in a shelter for abused women. Mazal is not yet working and needs all the support possible as she recovers from the trauma of her previous situation. Her social worker has helped the...

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Tami’s story is a tragic one. Her parents struggled financially and her mother had severe emotional difficulties. Tami was eventually removed from her parent’s home and put into a boarding school. She successfully completed her high school degree and went on to finish her full army service. In 2019, Tami...

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Aaron’s father committed suicide when Aaron was seven, and this action has haunted Aaron ever since. Aaron left school after 11th grade, worked for a year, then drafted into the Army. He completed most of his service, but was discharged after trying to commit suicide. He went to work as...

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Yael is an amazing woman. She and her husband Oz are raising six children and supporting elderly parents. Yael works as an assistant in a gan, and Oz works as a cleaner in a school. Though their combined income isn’t high, they manage to meet their family’s daily needs and...

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Some stories are so tragic that they are almost unbelievable. Ruth, 33 years old, is single-handedly raising 7 children – ages 1-13 – in dire living conditions. Ruth suffered years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse at the hands of her husband Yaakov. In 2017, with the help and encouragement...

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Aya, 27, used to have a steady, full-time job in a supermarket. After suffering from a slipped disk, she had to quit her job and now works part-time as a cleaner. On her very low salary, Aya tries to both provide for the needs of her children and complete her...

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Tammy’s school posts all assignments and announcements online, but without a computer, Tammy is falling behind in school. Her mother, pregnant with her fourth child, is on full-time bed rest and unable to work. The family survives on Tammy’s father’s income, but his salary is very low. Their apartment is...

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Even before moving to Israel about 12 years ago, it has been clear to Michael’s family and his schools that he is autistic. He is highly functional academically, but has trouble recognizing personal and psychological boundaries in his interactions with others and has little regard for his personal safety. Michael...

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Tikva, 28, comes from an Ethiopian immigrant family and despite the many challenges she has faced over the years, she has taken some bold steps to move forward in her life. During her national service Tikva worked as an aide in a day care center, where she was an excellent...

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Despite having completed her training as a management engineer, it has been impossible for Hannah, 36, to hold a job. She needs to be with her husband all the time, in case he suffers an apoplectic attack. His attacks are so severe and so frequent that no one will hire...

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Because her husband has asthma and cannot work, Vered is the sole wage earner for her family. She holds two jobs, both as kitchen help. Vered is currently working with an employment counselor in the hope of improving her work situation and increasing her salary. She earns very little at...

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When her parents divorced, social services sent Aliza to complete her 12 years of schooling in a boarding school. Despite living away from home, Aliza, 22, maintained a very strong relationship with her mother and two older brothers. Her father has not been in contact with the family since the...

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Until six months ago, Maya, 48, was her family’s sole wage earner. She worked as an aide to the elderly and did whatever she could to stretch her small income to care for her five children. Her husband, Ya’akov, 62, suffers from emotional issues that keep him from holding a...

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Hadassah and Shimon have eight children, ages 1-12. The couple does everything in their power to provide for their family’s basic needs, but it isn’t easy. Hadassah runs a small childcare group from her home, and Shimon works in a supermarket. With their combined incomes, they struggle to make ends...

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Miriam and Shai are trying their best to meet the needs of their nine children, but it isn’t easy. Shai is currently unemployed, and Miriam works in a clothing store. Their biggest challenge right now is their 26-year-old twins, both of whom suffer from autism. Reuven was diagnosed with autism,...

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Iris, 45, is a divorced mother of five children. She receives no help from their father and is raising them on her own. Iris immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia, and her mother died on the journey. She is one of 10 siblings with whom she is in touch, but they...

Total Cost - $792
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Ya’akov, 25, and Hadassah, 24, recently moved in order to start their lives with a clean slate. Until now, they had been living in Ya’akov’s mother home, but a family history of violence and crime combined with Yaakov’s mother own schizophrenia, lead the couple to decide to move their family...

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Although she is married, the entire burden and responsibility for supporting the household and raising their five children falls on Olga’s shoulders. Her husband, Avraham, leaves for his Torah studies early every morning and does not come home until late at night; he does not help her with the children...

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Viktor, 39, used to own a fruit and vegetable store, but it was not a success. Since declaring bankruptcy, he has gone to work full time in a mini-market. His wife, Ina, is a dental assistant. The bulk of their salaries go towards paying off their debts, which they are...

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After Odelia completed 12 years of education in ultra-Orthodox schools, she served in the IDF in various logistical support roles. Happy with what she was doing, she continued beyond her required service. When she and her boyfriend decided to get married, she left the army in order to move forward...

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Orit, 28 years old, came to Israel from Ethiopia as a baby. Her parents, along with her six siblings, moved into an absorption center in the North and then settled in the center of the country. Orit’s father suffers from serious health issues and has never been able to work....

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Yuval served in the tanks corps and completed his full Army service. Only a few months after finishing, he was the victim of a hit and run accident that left him with a severely damaged hand. Yuval underwent half a year of physical therapy, by the end of which he...

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Hannah was born after a normal pregnancy but within two months, she was hospitalized with respiratory problems. It soon became clear that she had a host of issues, including apoplexy, a heart defect, hearing loss and widespread developmental delays. Now four years old, Hannah needs constant attention and support, as...

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Anat, 28, is separated from her husband and raising two young children on her own. She is an impressive young woman. Anat had the opportunity to join a social services program that empowers women who are looking to join the workforce. She has always dreamed of being a manicurist and...

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Nili, 65, raised her three children on her own, as her husband has been a drug addict for many years. Their two oldest children have moved on with their lives, but the 31-year-old is developmentally delayed and still lives with his parents. The family’s only income is a government stipend,...

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Sara, 22 years old, has had a rough start in life. As a young child, her family moved often and had a difficult time making ends meet. Sara was never in one place or in one school long enough to form meaningful connections or build a solid educational foundation. Her...

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Orly’s husband was murdered in front of her eyes many years ago. Since then, she has been unable to work and has had to raise their seven children solely on her husband’s insurance benefits. Orly has struggled to maintain the family’s apartment on this very low income, and, over the...

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After 11 years of marriage and two children, Chaya and her husband divorced. They maintained good relations and enjoyed frequent visits, so his death from cancer a few years later hit all three of them very hard. Chaya married again and had a third child, but the marriage did not...

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Netta, 57, doesn’t have an easy life. She is, however, determined to make the most of what she has and to help her teenage children reach their potential. Netta is divorced and raising three children on her own. She suffered from an abusive relationship, and her children are still undergoing...

Total Cost - $907
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Gali and David are in dire financial straits. David is on 100% disability due to emotional issues. Gali works as an admimistrator in a youth village but doesn’t earn enough to make ends meet. The couple has incurred over 200,000 nis in debt over the years, mostly due to poor...

Total Cost - $907
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Paulina, 56, lives a life of extreme frugality, doing everything she can to stay out of debt. No matter how careful she is, however, there are times when she simply cannot stretch her tiny income in order to buy food and medicine. Paulina worked in a factory, at a minimum...

Total Cost - $668
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Tzippy, 25, is not afraid to take risks and face challenges. She is a young woman with impressive internal resources and determination. Tzippy has been supporting herself since she was 17, when her family kicked her out of the house because she decided to abandon their Chabad lifestyle. She finished...

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Valerie is trying her hardest to improve her family’s circumstances but it hasn’t been easy. Valerie’s husband, Oscar, has been in prison for four years and has two more years to his sentence. Valerie has been on her own raising their seven children (ages 5-16). Until now, Valerie worked as...

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Vered, 27, is raising two children on her own. Her 6-year-old suffers from a chronic genetic condition and is at even higher risk today due to the spread of Corona. Vered’s younger daughter, aged 4, suffers from developmental delays and is in a special needs gan. Needless to say, the...

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Dena, 18.5, and Boaz, 21, have been married for 18 months. They already have a one-year-old baby and Dena is pregnant. Boaz grew up in an ultra-Orthodox home and chose to leave that lifestyle. As a result, his family cut off all contact with him. Dena’s mother is a widow...

Total Cost - $732
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Naomi, 37, has struggled financially for years, but her situation became even worse after she lost her job at as a bank teller two years ago. Naomi has a number of emotional issues that qualify her for a disability stipend, on which she now relies. The father of her two...

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Although Gad has worked in a produce shop for 20 years, he struggles to support his family. Seven years ago, he had a brain tumor removed and still struggles with headaches and other health problems. These issues are so severe that he occasionally needs hospitalization. He is also an alcoholic....

Total Cost - $379
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Dalia, a 77 year old widow, made Aliyah from Ethiopia nearly 20 years ago. She has struggled from the beginning and is now living off only her monthly Bituach Leumi stipend. One of Dalia’s most pressing problems has been dampness and mold in the ceiling of her dilapidated apartment. This...

Total Cost - $563
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Tikva, 42, came to Israel from Ethiopia when she was 25. She has a seven-year- old son and is on good terms with his father, who pays monthly child support. Eighteen months ago, Tikva was diagnosed with breast cancer. The treatments leave her weak and unable to do much work....

Total Cost - $939
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Anya, 18, lives with her mother, Olga, 58, and her daughter, Masha, 3. Anya tries to support her mother, and Olga does her best for Anya and Masha. Neither Masha nor Anya is in good health – both need regular medical treatment for ailments and both have faced frequent hospitalizations....

Total Cost - $636
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Meir, 64, makes the best living he can by selling newspapers. His wife, Sarah, 55, is an invalid. She receives a small handicapped stipend, but is unable to earn a living. Their four sons are grown and married, and their 18-year old daughter is serving in the Army. The family...

Total Cost - $411
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Liat, 48, has been the only wage earner in her family for years. Her husband is addicted to gambling, drugs, and alcohol and is so abusive that when their now 20-year old son enlisted in the Army, he felt that he had to cut off all contact with the family...

Total Cost - $792
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Sofia, 51, moved to Israel when she was 32. Her son, Yotam, was born a few years later. Last year her husband left the family and moved back to Russia; neither Sofia nor Yotam has any contact with him. Sofia and Yotam are in Israel alone, with no extended family....

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Benjamin, 50, is too sick to work. He has liver and kidney problems, a ruptured disk, and on-going psychiatric problems (including several suicide attempts); recently the doctor found a tumor on his liver, for which he is about to begin weekly treatments. His wife, Dina, 48, used to be a...

Total Cost - $1082
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Until her oldest daughter got sick four months ago, Salwa, 41, did temporary jobs like cleaning. But she stopped when Aisha, 17, was hospitalized with an aggressive bacterium that is still ravaging her body. Salwa never earned a lot, so has mostly relied on her ex-husband’s child support payments, which...

Total Cost - $875
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Upon completing his army service, Nadav found work in building construction and repair. After a few years, he went out on his own as an independent contractor. Nadav, 42, made a good, consistent living and was able to support his wife and children. However, in the past year, work has...

Total Cost - $1432
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Noah, 37, is often crippled by anxiety attacks. They are so severe that he cannot work or parent well. He also has OCD, suffers from depression, and is an alcoholic (who has recently returned from treatment). The burden of running the house and caring for their six children (ages 4...

Total Cost - $1667
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Ruth has had a very difficult life. She made Aliyah from Morocco and, together with her husband, raised four children under difficult financial conditions. Three years ago, Ruth’s husband died suddenly, leaving her with a large mortgage and unpaid loans. While Ruth, at 65 years old, continues to work part-time,...

Total Cost - $1559
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Amara and her family moved to Israel from India when she was a young girl. The family struggled to integrate but was determined to stay in the country. A few years later, a car accident killed Amara’s father and grandmother, and left her mother badly injured. The repercussions of the...

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Even as a young girl, Hannah had big dreams. She recognized the importance of an education and of helping others. Though she came from an impoverished family that struggled with alcoholism and abuse, Hannah was determined to succeed in school and to eventually earn a respectable living. Because her parents...

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Adam, 23, has been responsible for himself for a long time. He left home at age 16 and lived in various schools, with his principal, and even in the street. He started using drugs but took himself to rehab and has been clean for four years. Two years ago, Adam...

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Because her husband, Ilan, does not work or help much at home, the burden of raising the children and caring for the house have fallen on Sarah, 36. She was also the family’s sole wage earner until she damaged her hand. She is receiving therapy for it but if and...

Total Cost - $792
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After Orit divorced because of her husband’s gambling addiction, she went to work in order to raise their four children properly and to try to pay off the debts that he had run up. Not trained in any specific field, Orit often found herself doing difficult physical labor. She persevered...

Total Cost - $363
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Three years ago Sarit, 48, was hit with the shock of her life when she was let go, after 30 years of working her way up in a supermarket chain. When confronted, she fell back and was injured severely in her arm and shoulders. Work is hard to come by...

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Amir, 20, and his three siblings (16, 13, and 10) are orphans, living with their grandparents. While the couple is loving and want to do their best by their grandchildren, they are old and have many health problems. Most of their retirement money goes to their own medical costs. Tragically,...

Total Cost - $411
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Avital* is an 18 year old who was brought up in a caravan in Kiryat Arba by her mother and step father who are now divorcing. After finishing high school and in anticipation of a meaningful army service she wants to go to a mechina (one year army prepatory program)...

Total Cost - $955
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Although he does not mean to, eight-year old Chaim is making his family’s already-difficult life much harder. Chaim’s father struggles with depression. He is in treatment for it and takes his medicine, and this has made it possible of late for him to hold a part-time job as a maintenance...

Total Cost - $827
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When Batya finished her Army service, she went to live in Jerusalem with her boyfriend. They built a good relationship, but it fell apart when she became pregnant. He left her and refused to acknowledge the child. Alone, Batya returned to her hometown. She tried to work, but had to...

Total Cost - $379
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Ilana, 62, suffered abuse as a child and never got over it. She, her parents, and her 11 siblings moved to Israel from Azerbaijan and the difficulty of the change led her father to lash out violently against his wife and the kids. Ilana has two adult children; she and...

Total Cost - $283
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Ortal and Yitzchak, both 32 and born in Ethiopia, work full time, but their jobs pay so little that they are always overdrawn at the bank and cannot pay their monthly costs. They have five children and, unexpectedly, Ortal is pregnant again. Because they could not afford regular dental care,...

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Shiri, 27, grew up in a troubled family. Her parents had neither parenting nor couples’ skills and earned little. Shiri was subject to sexual assaults. Social services moved her to a boarding school when she was 12, and she stayed there until getting married at 16. The marriage lasted only...

Total Cost - $668
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Rebecca’s marriage lasted for only two years. A judge granted her a divorce immediately when she described the abuse she had suffered. Her former husband pays his court-ordered child support for their son irregularly, so she cannot rely on the money. Recently, Rebecca became involved with another young man, but...

Total Cost - $668
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Niv and Odelya were managing to make a living and support their three children until their youngest was born last September. Itay has many medical problems, from a hole in his heart, to crooked legs, to weak limbs and difficulty breathing. Nonetheless, he is a cheerful infant who is clearly...

Total Cost - $445
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Libi, 39, is a single parent to three children, all of whom are in special education classes. Libi works as many hours as she can, around her children’s needs, as an aide to the elderly, but her efforts to not bring in much money, as her salary is very low....

Total Cost - $668
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Shimon moved to Israel from Ethiopia with his family when he was six, in 2003. It was a difficult transition, from which his parents are still struggling. In addition, his younger sister developed a serious illness that has disabled her completely. Shimon’s parents put in long, hard hours as cleaners,...

Total Cost - $1667
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Rina, 50, has been on the waiting list for new lungs for three years. In the meantime, her current lungs are functioning at 14%, leaving her completely dependent on an oxygen tank. She is barely mobile and every task requires enormous effort. She is completely disabled, so receives a stipend...

Total Cost - $859
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Tziona, 21, lives at home with her two older sisters and seven younger siblings. Her mother is a housewife and her father, although he puts in long hours as a handyman every day, does not earn enough to cover the family’s needs. Their clothing and furniture are all second-hand and,...

Total Cost - $1368
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Ayelet, a single mother with a six-year old daughter, is a full participant in a program that teaches women to be independent; she is learning parenting skills, financial management, and how to stand up for her rights, and receives career counseling with the goal of earning enough money to support...

Total Cost - $573
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Liora, 57, has been using the same pair of reading glasses for 10 years because she can’t afford new ones. She worked for 23 years as an aide to the elderly, but the job led to anxiety attacks, depression, and uncontrollable fits of crying. A few months ago, she fell...

Total Cost - $541
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Adam and Maya are doing their best to raise their six children properly. Adam puts in long hours in a factory, so is away most of the day. Maya used to be an aide to the elderly, but had to stop when her last pregnancy, with twins, was high risk....

Total Cost - $442
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There was a time when Shani, 49, used drugs, but she has been clean for 13 years; she continues to attend support groups for former users, and is determined not to backslide. She is also determined to raise her nine-year old twins right, and does whatever she can to meet...

Total Cost - $923
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Limor, 52, is raising her daughter Sari, 9 practically alone. Limor recently moved in with her aging mother to defray costs of them having 2 apartments and she works hard to bring in a decent salary and to avoid needing support from the welfare department. School is challenging for Sari...

Total Cost - $875
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Viktor earned a good living as a locksmith until five years ago, when, while he was at work, a heavy pipe fell and crushed his foot. Despite surgeries, therapy, and medications, he has not been able to regain its use, so today is reliant on crutches to move around. It...

Total Cost - $636
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Although Nava and her husband are divorced, they remain on good terms. He is a caring father and pays child support for their 10-year old twins. Nava, 45, works part-time as an aide to the elderly, and relies on her small salary. Her twins were born early and have struggled;...

Total Cost - $792
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Esther used to work full time in a communications office, but was fired after she had to bring her newborn to work because she could not afford daycare. She is now at home with the infant, with no income and no means of support. Recently Esther was given a public...

Total Cost - $694
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Naphtali and Leah are raising 5 children in a Haredi community. They have had substantial financial problems. However, Naphtali has recently begun studying education and is enrolled in a 3 year course to teach special education and Judaic Studies ( Tosh”ba). This will increase his earning power and hopefully the...

Total Cost - $923
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Miriam, Alon and their 10 children live in a three-bedroom apartment. Every one of the school-aged children has some kind of learning delay that require them to seek additional therapies and assistance. Five of the girls sleep in one room, three of the boys are in the second, and Miriam...

Total Cost - $1082
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Shiran is the mother of 5 children– one of whom has significant developmental delays and breathing issues. She is separated from her husband who lives with his mother and no financial settlements have been made– leaving Shiran with minimal income besides family donations. Their apartment is lacking a bed so...

Total Cost - $573
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Despite having been a widow with a very low income for many years, Svetlana, 71, has never turned to social services for help before. She lived an independent life and managed, by being very frugal, to support herself. Three months ago, an electrical fire broke out in her rental apartment...

Total Cost - $923
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Arianna was born with a badly curved spine and has struggled with this disability all her life. Determined to work despite the weakness that this causes, Arianna trained as an early childhood specialist. Now 50, she has held jobs variously as a childcare helper and as an aide to the...

Total Cost - $283
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Yoav, 16, has always been a sweet, social, optimistic boy. But he struggled to fit in at school. He is not assertive, so often found himself the butt of jokes and bullying. Over the years, when he did not know how to respond to his peers’ behavior, he lost his...

Total Cost - $1667
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Alona is a divorced mother of 8 children, whose ex husband recently passed away, leaving her with no income at all. She failed to responsibly budget the minimal income she received, and is working with social services to ensure that she has enough to feed the 12 year old child...

Total Cost - $1145
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When Adam went to prison three years ago, he threw his entire family into a crisis. He wife, Gila, 40, works part-time, and is doing whatever she can to help their children. The kids, now eight, 11, and 12, are suffering from serious emotional shock, which has influenced their behavior...

Total Cost - $907
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Galit, 34 is a divorced mother of 4 children who recently moved into a new apartment as she tries to build a new life for herself and her children. The old stove/oven that she inherited from a cousin is beyond repair but Galit doesn’t have the means to buy a...

Total Cost - $430
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Eden, 20, grew up in a broken home and developed into a young woman with a history of drug abuse and criminal behaviour. After rehab she married and had two children- one who is now one and the other only just months old. Eden and her husband recently separated, and...

Total Cost - $379
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Maya and Ofir ( 33 and 36 years old) have had a tumultuous financial life, with debts and back payments leading them recently to personal bankruptcy. In the past 6 years they have had 5 children and they are trying to work through their financial and marital issues together. Their...

Total Cost - $792
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As the sole wage earner for her family, Ayala works until 2:00 p.m. every day. She cannot put in more hours than that, because her four children need support at home. Her oldest, a seven-year old, is disabled with severe ADHD. He does not read well, is clumsy, cannot eat without...

Total Cost - $792
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The Levi family faces an on-going struggle with economic, emotional, and medical issues. Yona Levi, 41, suffers from such frequent and overwhelming bouts of depression that it has become impossible for her to work. Shaul, 47, had to close his business and, while he is working part-time and looking for...

Total Cost - $573
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Yunus was born in Ethiopia in 1936 and made aliya in 1991. Yunus is a father to 6 and divorced 20 years, primarily due to economic struggles in a new land. He has lived very simply and his failing eyesight is making doing his laundry by hand, something he has...

Total Cost - $283
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Avigayil, 56 is the single parent to a 2 year old daughter. Her fertility treatments left her with medical ailments and she is unable to work. She has enlisted many volunteers to help her care for her toddler. Her refrigerator is beyond repair according to technicians and a new one will...

Total Cost - $792
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Daniel, 51, worked for years as a handyman. But he had to retire two years ago when pains in his hands and feet, dizziness, and headaches diminished his ability to do his job. Shortly thereafter Daniel was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He has undergone several operations and months of...

Total Cost - $334
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Regina, 36, lives with her mother, grandmother and 2 children in a very basic apartment in Ashdod. Regina had been working but was forced to stop due to health issues. She has yet to receive disability benefits but does regularly receive payments from the fathers of her two children. Regina’s...

Total Cost - $379
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Victoria, 37, an immigrant from the former USSR, is a mother of 4 and suffers from physical disabilities and hasn’t been able to work. She is in the midst of divorcing her husband, a fellow immigrant, 43 who never held a steady job and has had drug addictions. Despite this,...

Total Cost - $875
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Raya, 55, came to Israel from India 30 years ago. She recently moved to live with her daughter, leaving her husband of 21 years because of his abuse. He does not work and does not contribute to the well being of the family. Raya’s son still lives with his father, while...

Total Cost - $636
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When Tali was 23, she fell in love with a much older man. He had a criminal history and was addicted to drugs but after her parents’ divorce and her mother’s choice to move away from Israel, he offered Tali appealing warmth and support. Eventually, they decided to marry and...

Total Cost - $283
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Avi and Nurit, a couple in their 60’s, have struggled financially for years. Avi worked in a supermarket, stocking shelves and doing heavy manual labor until he developed a heart condition which limits him physically and scarred him emotionally. A home visit revealed that the couple is living in poverty...

Total Cost - $732
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Zohara, 14, needs therapy to help her learn to control her emotional swings and deal with her father’s abuse, so that she can begin to move forward in life. Her mother, Shira, recognizes the importance of this treatment for her daughter, but cannot afford it. Shira and her husband have...

Total Cost - $1667
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Since her six-year old son broke his hand in a fall from the top bunk bed in July, Rachel is too scared to let him continue to sleep there. She is a single mother to her two young children. She keeps their small apartment clean and neat, and as appealing...

Total Cost - $955
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Dina has a very clear plan about how she wants to grow her business, increase her customer base, and develop sufficiently stable earnings that she can stop relying on her state stipend as a divorcee without a job, and declare herself an independent contractor. Until recently, Dina ran a small...

Total Cost - $1667
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Mazal, 54, managed to maintain the same refrigerator for 30 years. The refrigerator that she got when she got married outlived the marriage and fed 5 children. Now divorced and supported by social services and some support from her children, Mazal’s fridge is beyond repair. Her social worker has turned to...

Total Cost - $792
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After winning her first battle with cancer, Ziva trained as an art teacher. She loved using these skills. However, a second bout has left her weak and fragile. She can no longer carry her art supplies around and worries that too much contact with other people will result in serious...

Total Cost - $1193
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A long and painful divorce left Ariella with the many debts that her former husband incurred, and full responsibility for their four children and the management of their home. Ariella tries to do all of this on her salary as a part-time aide to the elderly. And even this small...

Total Cost - $462
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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 - $1050
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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 - $379
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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 - $1114
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Abraham, 53, moved to Israel from Ethiopia in 1984. His handicaps have kept him from working. He is not in touch with any of his siblings and has no family support. His only income is his state stipend, which barely meets his needs. Abraham lives by himself in public housing...

Total Cost - $379
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Seeking meaningful Army service, Tzvika applied and was accepted to an atuda program, which allows him to complete college before entering the Army. He is studying communications and will go directly into the Air Force after earning his degree. Tzvika, 20, has committed himself fully to this program, despite his...

Total Cost - $843
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After a year of squeezing into her parents’ house, where there was no space and a tense relationship, Leah and her children recently moved into their own space. Although it is tiny, and barely furnished, they are excited to be there and report that it feels like “home.” One of...

Total Cost - $379
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Tzvia, 59, suffers from several damaged discs in her back that give her constant pain; she also has kidney problems. She works cleaning houses and apartment stairwells but as her physical condition worsens, these jobs get harder for her. Tzvia’s four oldest children are grown and out of the house,...

Total Cost - $573
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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...

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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...

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Five years ago, when Mazal and her husband split, she moved back into her parents’ house. The home was crowded and Mazal’s brother, who also lived there, showed less and less patience for her son, often resorting to verbal abuse. This past summer, Mazal was finally able to move them...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Limor, 40, was born into a difficult life. Her parents divorced when she was a toddler, she was in and out of foster homes and suffers from many intellectual and emotional limitations as a result of her troubled youth. She has never been able to earn a living and has...

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Moshe can no longer work as a bus driver or do any physical work because of his poor health. He suffers from diabetes, a ruptured disc, and dental problems so severe that he cannot eat solid food. He is in on-going pain. In addition, his dire financial straits are causing him...

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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 - $573
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In the past, Rivka, 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...

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A bitter and drawn-out divorce that included physical and verbal abuse, has left Raya, 33, and her three children emotionally traumatized. Raya already suffered from foot problems have handicapped her and cause her constant pain. She is seeing a therapist and takes medications for her physical and emotional problems, but...

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Rebecca is completely handicapped after a difficult operation to replace a heart valve. She lives alone in public housing and cannot work. In the past, she was hospitalized with a mistaken diagnosis of schizophrenia, an event that left her with post-traumatic stress that continues to affect her both emotionally and...

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After his oldest daughter was killed, Oleg, age 65, and his wife took in her young son and have been raising him for the past five years. The youngest of their six children is still living at home as well. Oleg underwent open-heart surgery in 2002 but it was not...

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When Ya’akov, the tenth of 11 kids born to a Charedi family, decided to leave his family’s way of life, he broke with them entirely, dropping out of school, living in the street, even engaging in minor criminal activity. With the help of social services over the past two years,...

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“Detemination” is the first word anyone uses to describe Orit, 22. Recognizing at an early age that she could only advance in life if she left her family, she has worked for years to save money. However, because her family depends on her for rent and food payments, rides, and...

Total Cost - $636
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Nir, 55, suffers from schizophrenia and has a heart condition, both of which keep him from being able to hold a job. His wife also has health issues that do not allow her to work. The disability stipend that they receive from the government is not large enough to cover...

Total Cost - $751
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At age 43, Penina has started on a new direction in life, and she gives thanks every day for her ability to do so. Her divorce has almost come through, she has found a new home with her two children, and she is determined to earn a living for the...

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Revital and Leba have been raised by their grandparents. Oleg is 72 and despite diabetes, the loss of vision in one eye, and the need for surgery on one foot, works part-time as a security guard in order to supplement his pension and social security payments. Natasha is 69, has...

Total Cost - $843
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Unable to manage his debts, Israel, 55, declared bankruptcy five years ago. He has been paying them off through this process since then, but doing so leaves him with little money for anything else. Neither Israel nor his wife is able to work because of medical issues. They are determined...

Total Cost - $792
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Naftali, 6, is a smart, sweet boy. He is also unable to sit still so needs adult supervision at all times. Taking him to a park or other public area is difficult. Testing recently showed that Naftali has autism and ADHD. His teachers and parents believe that a computer would...

Total Cost - $843
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After a heart attack and bypass surgery, Nathaniel became too weak to work and is now deemed completely disabled. His wife, Dalia, has been looking for a job for over a year ever since the company that employed her shut down. Nathaniel and Dalia and their three children rely on...

Total Cost - $366
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After his divorce four years ago, Ido underwent an emotional crisis. He left the kollel where he had been studying and found himself without a job and temporarily homeless. Ido now lives in a two-bedroom apartment and works as a cleaner for the Israel Railway Company. Ido has a very...

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The support staff at Ilan’s school has strongly recommended that he join an afterschool program that will help him integrate socially and develop his self-confidence. Ilan likes the idea, particularly if it can be a soccer club. Ilan, 8, who has struggled with speech delays, is sure that he will...

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Both Alon and Liat work full time – he is a cleaner and supervisor at the town mikve and she is a medical receptionist. But their combined salaries are not enough to cover the needs of their family. Their younger three children (ages 12, 16, and 17) need one for...

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Mazal, 33, went back to work as a cleaner as soon as her youngest two children, 10-month old twins, were able to begin daycare. But the doctor recently told her that she has an umbilical hernia; she cannot work until she has, and then recovers from, an operation to fix...

Total Cost - $827
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When Daniel and Chaya bought their apartment several years ago, they relied on loans that they were confident that they could repay. Daniel is as a bus driver for years, and Chaya is an accountant. Unexpectedly, Chaya had to stop working because of health problems that have impeded her ability...

Total Cost - $379
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After years of drug use, Chaya’s husband divorced her abruptly over the summer, leaving her with five small children, a mortgage, and debts that he had run up. She is still in shock, although she is trying to care for the children as best she can on her minimal salary...

Total Cost - $792
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Noah has lived with his aunt and his grandmother since his mother died about six months ago. Noah’s mother had a heart condition for many years that required six operations; her recovery from each was slow and her abilities became more limited every time. Noah did his best to help...

Total Cost - $761
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Sivan does not work because of health issues that require frequent hospitalizations. She has no income beyond her state disability benefit, and no family to help support her. Sivan, 55, has three children. Her oldest son is married with his own household. Her second son lives at home and does...

Total Cost - $411
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After many years during which Miriam could not work, she has recently taken a job stocking shelves in a store. At the moment, Miriam, 40, and her two children (ages 13 and 7) cannot stay in their public housing unit, as it is so run down and neglected that it...

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Maya, 46, and her son, Ivor, 26, live in a small public housing unit. Maya cannot work because of chronic depression, so her only income is her national insurance benefit. This is too low to cover even their most basic needs. Ivor worked hard to create his own business but...

Total Cost - $668
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Shira, 40, works full time, but her job as an aide to the elderly does not come close to allowing her to meet the needs of her family. Shira’s husband divorced her unexpectedly a year and a half ago, and she suddenly found herself solely responsible for their ten children...

Total Cost - $1667
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Olga, 79, is a Holocaust survivor. She moved to Israel with her husband and daughter almost 20 years ago. Here she worked for the Israeli postal service for almost a decade. Olga’s husband died 12 years ago and her daughter does not live nearby – although they speak on the...

Total Cost - $862
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In the course of her short life, Nina, 19, has bounced from school to school, and from one shelter to another hostel to yet another support program. She has a police record for petty theft and has had to move out of her parents’ house because of the difficult relationship...

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Sarah, 34, suffers from anemia and eating disorders that leave her underweight and tired all the time. This makes her daily struggle to provide for her children that much more difficult. Two of the six have special needs, and Sarah takes them for weekly therapy. Sarah and her husband divorced...

Total Cost - $423
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Eden moved to Israel from Ethiopia with her family when she was three. The adjustment to Israel was difficult for the family, but Eden has a positive outlook on life and she is determined to do her best here. She finished high school and served in the Army. Eden, 38,...

Total Cost - $843
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Etty dreams of becoming a special education teacher. Having spent the last several years at home taking care of her children – four out of five of whom are developmentally delayed or autistic – she has a lot of practical experience in the field already. Etty finished high school but...

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Ron and Tehilla live in poverty. He was recently laid off after months of recovery from a work injury, but hopes to find a new job soon. His salary, even for full time work, was very low. Tehilla worked full time as well, holding a position as a day care...

Total Cost - $891
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Raya, 81, is a Holocaust survivor. Widowed, she now lives with her daughter and her daughter’s family in a small apartment. The home is neat and clean, but they have little money. Raya suffers from an array of medical issues, from diabetes, to carpal tunnel syndrome, hypertension, polyps, and pain...

Total Cost - $755
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After many years of staying at home and raising her six children (including one with Downs Syndrome), Yael, 51, would like to go out to earn a living and help to support the family. She would like to be able to supplement the low salary that her husband earns as...

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Nava, 33, would like to do right by her children. She dreams of being able to feed and clothe them properly, of making sure that they are set for school, and even of giving them treats now and then. At the moment, she can do none of these things. With...

Total Cost - $442
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After moving to Israel with his parents when he was young, Oleg completed 12 years of schooling and served in the Army. In the course of his service, Oleg was wounded. After months of hospitalization, he was able to move home to his mother (his father cut off all contact...

Total Cost - $1273
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In 2000, Vardina made aliya from Russia with her husband and their baby girl. Their son was born in Israel. The stress of the cultural adjustment was too much for the relationship and the two divorced seven years later. Vardina soon met another partner, with whom she had two children,...

Total Cost - $792
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Although he is only 15, Aaron has a dream and is on his way to fulfilling it. After some difficult years, Aaron is succeeding at his new school. He is an outstanding student, he takes his studies seriously, and he is determined to graduate with the full complement of high...

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When Aya suffered from a ruptured disc in the course of her work and had to leave her job, the loss of one of the two wage earners sent her family into financial crisis. Benny is still working, but the need to stretch his salary much further has been difficult....

Total Cost - $407
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After coming to Israel, Oleg, 61, and his wife, Viktoria, 59, earned enough to support themselves. He worked as a cleaner and a mechanic; she in a day care. But they both have physical problems that have grown worse over the years. Viktoria has developed contact dermatitis, which flares up...

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Working as a wedding photographer would have several advantages for Maya, 32. First, it would give her a way to earn a living and support her family; she and her husband have four children and she is pregnant with a fifth. Second, it would give her the flexibility to be...

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Zahavit and Omer are parents to ten children. Omer is a Yeshiva student and Zahavit works. She collaborates with the Welfare Office to do what is asked of her in order to to provide a better life for her family. The family cannot afford furniture and relies on friends and...

Total Cost - $955
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Moshe has just finished high school. He has been in a special program that supported children with autism but that was linked to the school, so now he needs to move on. In order to receive continued support in an appropriate setting, Moshe needs an evaluation that will reflect his...

Total Cost - $700
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Hannah, 18, learned at an early age to take responsibility for her younger siblings, their home, and, to a certain extent, her parents. Her father is subject to depression and her mother, to manic seizures. There was violence at home, and Hannah left at 16 in order to live in...

Total Cost - $1422
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Dov works part time delivering bread. He would like to put in more hours at a better job and earn more but, at the moment, that is not possible for him. Dov, 52, is a single father, raising his 16-year old son, Danny, on his own. Danny’s mother no longer...

Total Cost - $506
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21-year-old Jacob from Jerusalem has come a long way since dropping out of school as a child. Jacob has pulled himself together and has made drastic changes to his life. After working as a butcher for a while, Jacob wanted more and successfully matriculated from high school. He then enrolled...

Total Cost - $1273
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His divorce a year ago threw Gershon, 51, into such a crisis that he has been unable to work. He and his former wife had a complicated and difficult relationship before the divorce, and now the discussions about guardianship and child support are ongoing and no less stressful. In the...

Total Cost - $379
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Shaul, 30, suffers from a genetic degenerative disease that is progressively weakening his muscles. Managing his daily life is becoming difficult for him. His wife, Liora, won’t let him pick up their small children, for fear that he will fall with them. The couple has three children, ages four, three,...

Total Cost - $1002
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Living conditions at home were so poor that social services was forced to moved Or to a boarding school at age 5. Now 14, Or has lived in three youth villages. Or is well liked by his peers both in the village and in school. Or’s parents are severely dysfunctional...

Total Cost - $697
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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 - $506
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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 - $875
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Saul is doing everything he can to give his two children (ages five and three) the kind of childhood that he did not have. As a boy, he defended his mother against his father’s violence, often becoming the victim of his father’s verbal and physical abuse. After his parents divorced,...

Total Cost - $1643
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Yaffa and Eli are an elderly couple who are very poor. They live off of their government pension only, which mainly goes directly to rent. Their children are rarely in touch and help out occasionally but not financially. The couple’s oven is broken and barely works, which makes cooking and...

Total Cost - $379
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10-year old Ariella could benefit from a psychological assessment to identify her behavioral issues and understand how best to help her. She is generally closed and uncommunicative and erupts with anger, taking her frustration out on her parents. School staff have noticed she lacks motivation and is uninterested in learning....

Total Cost - $827
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Yael, 52, is desperate to do something to fill her days and bring in some money. An operation two years ago to remove a brain tumor was successful, but has left her with a permanent ringing in her ears. This makes it almost impossible for her to stay in public...

Total Cost - $344
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30-year-old Ditza and 34-year-old Alon met in high school and were reunited by chance some years later. When they married 11 years ago, they had high hopes for the future and didn’t expect life to throw them the curve balls it did. Now parents of 8-year-old Mor and 9-year-old Ofek,...

Total Cost - $411
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Leeza (57) and Nadav (61) are a married couple and parents to four children, ages 16, 18, 22, 24. They have been known to Social Services for many years for financial difficulties. Leeza works as a nurse in a medical clinic, while Nadav has cancer and cannot work. The family...

Total Cost - $378
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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 - $1182
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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 - $506
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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 - $1534
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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 - $1667
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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 - $819
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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 - $423
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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 - $506
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After becoming pregnant at 18, Sarah’s parents insisted that she marry her boyfriend. But after the baby was born, he was rarely home, leaving Sarah feeling lonely and neglected. The marriage lasted only a year, after which Sarah moved back to her parents’ home. The situation made her father so...

Total Cost - $1667
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41-year-old Dina is at the end of a long, difficult divorce, following years of verbal and emotional abuse by her husband. She and her five children, ages 6 – 19, live in a small, run-down apartment. The little furniture that they have is worn and torn. Dina used to work...

Total Cost - $792
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Eden, 63, made aliya from Ethiopia 14 years ago. Her husband died en route to Israel, and she arrived as a widow. Because of her medical problems – diabetes, high blood pressure, liver problems – Eden is unable to work. She relies on her old age stipend from the government....

Total Cost - $379
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31-year-old Vered is a divorced mother of two young daughters, ages 4 and 6. She works as an assistant in a daycare. Her income and her child support payments are not sufficient to pay rent, so she and her children live rent-free with her mother. Following her divorce, Vered had...

Total Cost - $1432
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37-year-old Zohar and 35-year-old Tehila have four children (ages 12, 9, 6, 4). Zohar works full time as a truck driver. In order to maximize his salary, he sometimes leaves the house at four in the morning and returns only late at night. Nonetheless, his earnings are too low to...

Total Cost - $442
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63-year-old Lily stays awake nights worrying that her 26-year old autistic son, Meir, can’t sleep on his unstable bed and worn out mattress. She has 10 children, but Meir is the only one living at home. The others are rarely around and, despite their mother’s desperate financial straits, they do...

Total Cost - $636
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38-year-old Noa has lived a life fraught with hardship and pain. She grew up in a troubled family and faced ongoing verbal abuse from her parents. Her first ex-husband, with whom she has an 11-year-old son, was addicted to drugs and committed suicide a year ago. Noa re-married and had...

Total Cost - $442
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Leah is 38 years old, is a single mom to Matan, and works for minimum wage as a salesperson in a clothing shop. Before Matan was born, Leah had worked in security and hotel housekeeping, but left work to focus on parenthood. She only went back to work recently. Matan’s...

Total Cost - $1667
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Adam is a 68 year old man who suffers from severe diabetes. His diabetes has caused strokes and interferes with his ability to manage his day-to-day activities. As a result, Adam can no longer work. Without an income, he relies on his old age pension, which he sometimes cannot stretch...

Total Cost - $506
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Tomer is a 29-year old single man who suffers from a host of medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, depression, acute pain and orthopedic problems.  He lives with his mother, who herself is quite ill with diabetes. Tomer immigrated to Israel from Romania with his parents when he was three. While...

Total Cost - $1667
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8-year-old Ephraim’s life has changed significantly since his parents’ divorce five years ago. He hand his brother have bounced from house to house, sometimes living with their mother (who has not functioned well in years), with their father (who lives with his parents), or with their great-grandfather Ephraim stutters, takes...

Total Cost - $827
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39-year-old Sasha immigrated from Belarus in his twenties. Never did he imagine that he would be struck by advanced multiple sclerosis. The disease has ravaged his body, confined him to a wheelchair, and made him dependent on his devoted wife,Tanya, for help with everything. In addition to being Sasha’s primary...

Total Cost - $1592
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Katya, 38, raises her four daughters on her own, since her divorce several years ago. Her ex-husband does not pay child support and is not in touch with the family. Katya works as an aide to the elderly, but does not earn enough to make ends meet. All four girls...

Total Cost - $1114
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Shir and Elad are a married couple and parents to a 9th grade daughter and a 5th grade son. They have been known to social services for many years regarding socioeconomic problems and treatment at an addiction center. Both Shir and Elad have been drug-addicts and are in treatment at...

Total Cost - $843
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Ortal is a single mother raising three children on her own. She suffers from fibromyalgia, severe migraines and meningitis, all of which prevent her from working. In addition, she supports her 18-year old son Kobe who was born with Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF), a disease that causes fevers, inflammation of...

Total Cost - $792
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Rotem is a young single mother to a 6-month-old and and three-year-old daughters. She has been helped by Social Services since the birth of her first child in 2016. Yogev, the father of her first child was involved in drugs and abuse. He tried to participate in a detox program...

Total Cost - $379
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Neta works as an accounts manager. She likes her job but in her current position the pay is poor. Neta has worked hard to increase her knowledge and expertise in the field in order to earn a higher salary that would allow her to take better care of her family....

Total Cost - $1042
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Tatiana and Michael are a separated couple and parents of 5 children. Tatiana, an olah from Ukraine, works in a cleaning company and would like to start working on her own. She is therefore participating in a program with an employment center in order to increase her income. Michael, works...

Total Cost - $1667
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Danya and Abraham and their two children immigrated to Israel from India many years ago. The family is stricken with health and financial difficulties. Abraham has epilepsy, and is legally blind. He also suffers from depression as a result of his health problems. He cannot communicate in Hebrew and always...

Total Cost - $443
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Yael is a mother of four children. Her 18-year-old twins are soldiers and from her first marriage, while her 5-year-old and 2-year-old children are from her second marriage. She is also pregnant and on bed-rest and therefore cannot work. Yael’s husband is emotionally and verbally abusive. Shortly after their marriage,...

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Every day is a struggle for the Levy family. Dana has had had kidney problems for many years and has not been able to work. Recently she had an operation to remove one of her kidneys, but her recovery has been slow and difficult. Eyal had been working as a...

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Miriam and her husband divorced 15 years ago, when she was pregnant with their 11th child. Many of the children are now married, but several still live with their mother, and Miriam has opened her home to a lone soldier as well. Miriam works long hours as a salesperson in...

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Raya is 23 years old, and would like to study to be a dog trainer. She had a difficult childhood, including aliyah from the former Soviet Union, her parents’ divorce, an alcoholic father and an abusive mother. In high school, Raya left home for a boarding school for kids at...

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Growing old is not easy, certainly not for Tzvi. At 87, he can barely walk a few steps around his apartment; he is mostly bed-bound. He suffers from a list of ailments that make his life miserable. Worst of all, his hearing is beginning to deteriorate. Before, when Tzvi coudn’t...

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Gila and Evyatar are parents of 5 children. Gila is deep in debt and Evyatar recently lost his job at a local factory. Gila suffers from emotional and psychological problems. The family lacks basic possessions and their fridge recently broke. To help alleviate the financial burden on the family, their...

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Frieda is a single mom with three daughters, ages 12, 8, and 3. She grew up in a home so fraught with abuse that she and her brother were removed from their parents’ custody. She’s suffered through abusive relationships with her daughters’ fathers. Despite difficult beginnings, Frieda is a dedicated...

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Because he is completely disabled, Yishai (56) cannot work. His wife, Tamar (61) was employed for years as an aide to the elderly. However as her physical and mental health have declined, she has been unable to continue her work. She is in the process of applying for disability benefits,...

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Shiri and Adam Levy and their five children are in desperate financial straits. Shiri suffers from both physical and emotional problems and is unable to work. Adam is largely deaf, and cannot work. The older children also have medical and psychological issues. The family relies on their small disability pensions...

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Natan, 22, lives with his invalid grandmother. He has worked hard at physically demanding after-school jobs since he was 14 in order to help support her. Most recently he worked in a grocery store where he excelled in his job and was promoted to manager. Then, his life suddenly changed...

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Aviva, 51, and Lior, 58, have six children. Lior was sentenced to 18-months at home for illegally growing cannabis. Lior struggles with post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression, diabetes, and anxiety attacks. Aviva had to leave her job as a daycare aide when she became the guarantor for her husband in his...

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Masha is a 25-year old single mother. Her 4-year old son has been diagnosed with autism and Masha spends a lot of time taking him to appointments with doctors, a speech therapist, and the like. Her newborn son is showing similar signs of delayed development. Masha needs to be available...

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Nofar is a highly motivated 24-year-old graphic design student at at a top university in Israel. She and her parents had a falling-out when they did not support her decision to enlist in the army. They have not been in contact since. After the army, Nofar began her university studies...

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Dina, 58, and her 26-year old son live in a small public housing unit. Both suffer from health problems that keep them from working. In particular, Dina has debilitating fibromyalgia. She is under medical care which requires frequent exhausting trips to the hospital for various appointments. The illness is causing her...

Total Cost - $636
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Dina is a caring, competent mother. She keeps the family’s apartment clean and orderly, and takes loving, diligent care of her five children. She and their father divorced a year ago, after a difficult marriage. He is emotionally unstable and is incapable of holding a regular job. His contact with...

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Yochai is a 4-year old boy who could use your help. His mother, Naomi, left Yochai’s father 6 months ago, after having suffered through an abusive relationship for years and a particularly violent episode. She has a history of psychiatric issues and was hospitalized for a time after the birth...

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Alisha and Mualem are a warm and engaging young couple, devoted parents, and hard workers. But they live in crippling poverty because Alisha’s uncles signed her name on a business that they opened and that promptly failed. Technically deep in personal debt, she often can’t even buy food for her...

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Baara is a young woman desperately trying to rise out of a complicated and traumatic childhood. She is 20 years old and is the second-to-eldest in a blended family of 9 children. Neither Baara’s father nor her mother’s current partner lives in the home, and Baara’s relationship with her mother...

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In her young life, Orit has consistently given, but has received little. As the oldest of 11 children with a mother who is emotionally unstable and unable to parent, Orit helps her father in every way she can. She takes care of her siblings and helps him in his work...

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Linoy, 30, lives in a small public housing unit. Linoy keeps the place neat and orderly, but even doing this is an effort. Linoy suffers from a variety of illnesses which prevents her from completing daily tasks and from holding a job. With no family support, Linoy relies on her...

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Adam has been the building manager for one of his town’s elementary schools for over 20 years. His wife, Ziva, held a factory job for many years, then worked as a day care aide. None of these positions, although full time, offered a livable salary, so they have had to...

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Welfare authorities removed Hila from an abusive and violent family when she was 9 years old. Hila grew up in a series of foster situations and children’s homes, with no continuity or additional family support. In 11th grade, Hila dropped out of school and started using drugs as a way...

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SOTOS is a rare genetic disorder that causes children to grow unusually quickly and brings a host of other problems. Four-year old Rebecca has SOTOS. She is large for her age and suffers from a wide range of developmental delays. With little understanding of her situation, she is apt to...

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Although Aviva completed 12 years of school, she did not finish with a complete set of graduation tests. She dropped out of her first attempt at National Service when she felt overwhelmed by the demands, but after working temporary jobs for a few months, decided to try again and this...

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Moshe, 38, moved from Ethiopia to Israel with his parents when he was six. Now divorced, he is a single parent to his 10- and 12-year old children, one of whom has special needs. His former job was not suitable for a single father, and he was fired when trying...

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Once Ivor was a sportsman, and he made his living as a physiotherapist. But he was forced to stop working in 2013, when multiple sclerosis made functioning difficult. Since then, his condition has grown steadily worse. Ivor lives alone with no family or support. He can no longer manage most...

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Rona recognizes that the only way to get ahead in life is with more education. She has completed 12 years of study but knows that she wants and needs to learn more. She and her social worker believe that accounting would be a good career path for her. Currently, Rona,...

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Meir is in his 50’s and lives on his own in Sderot on full governmental disability support. He is on a wait list for a lung transplant, uses an oxygen tank around the clock, and sometimes requires hospitalization to stabilize his condition. Meir lives in a small, sparsely furnished and...

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Tahula is 22 years old and is the eldest of 5 children. She lives with her mother and siblings in a 3-room apartment in an underprivileged neighborhood of Jerusalem. Tahula’s parents had a complicated, drawn-out and difficult relationship. Her father left the family 6 years ago, and they have lost...

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Sarah and Ivor have had a difficult aliyah. They and their six children have had trouble integrating and have needed a lot of support from social services. However, they are all determined to stay in Israel and to make a life here for themselves. Sarah cannot work because of chronic...

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There was a time when Dan and Pnina were working steadily and staying out of poverty. But three years ago, when their youngest child was born with a heart defect that has required surgery and several hospitalizations, things got difficult. Both Dan and Pnina lost their jobs as they took...

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Racheli, a single mother of two, is trying to build a home business for herself as a pastry chef. She loves baking and the job would bring her pleasure and income while allowing her to set her own hours. Suffering from anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and an eating disorder, Racheli, 32,...

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Devorah and Baruch both work, but their incomes are low. Devorah is an administrator at the town high school, while Baruch teaches in a yeshiva. They have eleven children, all of whom live at home. One of their four-year old twins suffers from developmental delays. She receives extensive medical care...

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Anya, 83, emigrated to Israel from the former Soviet Union when she was 54. She is housebound, living in a small apartment with her disabled son. Anya suffers from many medical issues, including depression, orthopedic issues, frequent falls, and other problems that have kept her from working for many years....

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Daniel, 9, needs a computer in order to do his schoolwork, but there is no money for one. Daniel lives with his father, 64, and his sister, 36; neither works (she has epilepsy), so the three survive on social security payments. The family is very careful not to go into...

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Alma is 93. She moved from the Ukraine to Israel 18 years ago with her daughter, Sonya, 60, but neither speaks Hebrew well. Although they live in great need and have no outside support, relying solely on social security payments, they are not in regular contact with social services because...

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When Eyal and Mimi Goldman’s daughter was one and a half, she died suddenly of a brain infection. This tragedy and his brother’s suicide shortly thereafter threw Eyal into a deep depression. It is under control now, with the help of therapy and medications, but he is not yet able...

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Since she was a child, Aviva, 46, has suffered from joint pain that sometimes keeps her in bed with exhaustion and sometimes attacks her so forcefully that it leaves her helpless. Her husband, Gershon, 48, does most of the housework and is responsible for taking their three young children to...

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Rivka is the only wage earner in her family. On her salary as a part-time aide to the elderly, she supports her four daughters and her husband, who refuses to get a job so that he can spend all day learning Torah. Rivka is frustrated by this decision and has...

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Meira and her husband moved to Israel 18 years ago with their six children. The couple divorced five years later and the father is no longer in touch with the family. He does not pay any child support. Meira, 56, is fiercely independent and hesitates to ask for aid of...

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Chani (10) is the youngest of her parents’ 10 children. It was clear soon after she was born that her development was delayed, as she reached various milestones later than her siblings did. She started in special education at age three. Chani loves her school and particularly enjoys playing with...

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Einav is struggling to raise her three children on her own. Now divorced, she suffered years of abuse and humiliation from her former husband, violence that the children saw and which still impacts them. Social services has helped them learn to handle difficult social situations and not to respond with...

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Aya’s parents spent years quarreling until they finally divorced. Her father disappeared, leaving her mother to care for Aya and her five siblings. However, Aya’s mother had few parenting skills, nor any ability to hold a job. Aya, now 18, spent much of her childhood in a series of boarding...

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Danny and Gila keep their home neat and orderly. But they are struggling with little income and high debts, which make it difficult to raise their six children and meet their monthly needs. Gila was at home for many years, taking care of the children, but despite health problems that...

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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...

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Levi, a systems engineer, does not earn a bad living. But the unexpected costs of his daughter’s illness have thrown them into need. Tehila, 3, has a rare genetic illness. She is not developing physically, cannot speak or walk without support, and since a liver transplant a year and a...

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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...

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Clara often feels overwhelmed by her medical needs. After cancer treatment, which included chemotherapy and radiation, she still takes follow-up medications. She suffers from severe back and leg pain, as well as from a broken hand, and is recovering from surgery for a broken foot. It is hard for her...

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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...

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Dafna’s husband has abused her physically, emotionally, and verbally from the first day they were wed. After a year, she left him and they are in the process of a painful and slow divorce. Dafna, 37, is now trying to rehabilitate her life and raise her baby daughter as best...

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A few years ago, Avi and Sarah had to give up their apartment because they could no longer pay the mortgage. They lost almost everything in the ensuing bankruptcy. After years of illness, Avi, 73, is completely handicapped; he has not been able to work for more than a decade....

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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...

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Six years ago, a fall in a bus left Adi badly injured and traumatized. Since then she has been confined to a wheelchair and cannot tend to even her basic needs. Despite her limitations, Adi does her best to take care of her children (ages 13 and 9), to stay...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 - $792
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As a child, Natan, now 17.5, struggled to find himself. The oldest of seven children, he grew withdrawn and had trouble focusing on his studies, even though he loved learning. With support and treatment, Natan has learned to control his emotions and behavior and to accept authority. He is doing...

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Maya, 41, is motivated and resolute in her desire to start life in Israel anew. She moved here from Morocco when she was 19, but when she returned after two years to visit her parents, she met her husband and married him. He came back to Israel with her and...

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Ever since his son, Amir, now nine, developed meningitis seven years ago, Sammy has been plagued with anxiety attacks severe enough to keep him from holding a job. His wife, Iman, is a cleaner, but her earnings do not cover the needs of a family with four young children. She...

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Faina, 65, lives alone and always has. Objects that she has collected over the years surround her, but they are mostly broken and worthless. Plagued with health problems – including high blood pressure, unstable diabetes, and chronic depression – Faina cannot work or keep the apartment clean. She does not...

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Ruchama worked at a hospital for many years and had a steady income. However, her husband has ALS and of late, his deterioration has been rapid. He can no longer be left alone in the house because he has lost all ability to care for himself. Ruchama has had to...

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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,...

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Bruria, 86, is a widow with six grown children. She moved to Israel from Morocco 35 years ago. Although she worked for years, her salary was low, so she was unable to save much.Now she relies on her pension and social security funds, but these are not sufficient to cover...

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Eliya has seven children ranging from age three to age 15. They have seen a lot of violence in their young lives, most of it from their father, directed at their mother. About a year ago, they divorced, after her repeated attempts to live safely with him failed. Most of...

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Ben, 21, is focused, diligent, and thoughtful. He has been working to support himself since he was 13, and, when he can, contributes to the household needs of is parents and five brothers (ages 11 – 17). The results of recent vocational testing suggested that he turn his talents to...

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Tikva’s social worker describes her as a “true fighter” . Tikva, who came on aliya from Ethiopia with her family in 2005, lives on her own as her mother cannot work because of cancer and her father’s factory salary is not enough to support Tikva and her two young sisters....

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Although it will add yet another expense to their lives, Ilanit was determined to move her small family from her mother’s crowded home into their own apartment. Ilanit is a devoted mother who works three different cleaning jobs in order to support her three children. Beyond paying for food, housing,...

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Because Liat is married, she is not eligible for certain kinds of government support. This does not reflect the actual situation, in which her husband, Meir, spends his days hanging out with lowlifes and using drugs. After years of drug abuse and periods of incarceration, he seems incapable of sustained,...

Total Cost - $795
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After suffering through an abusive marriage and a contentious divorce, Danya is raising her sons, ages seven and nine, on her own. Traumatized by the situation, the boys developed emotional issues (as did Danya) and demand a lot of her attention, making it difficult for her to work. Danya also...

Total Cost - $636
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After the birth of her sixth child, four months ago, Carmella, 39, sank into such serious post-partum depression that she had to be hospitalized. This threw her family into crisis. The new baby daughter and her older sister went to live with an aunt, but Carmella’s husband, Caleb, 46, has...

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Both Abe and Batya suffer from emotional issues that require on-going medical supervision. Nonetheless, Abe holds a full-time job in a factory and does his best to be a good father to the four children from his first marriage and the two from his second. Batya is at home with...

Total Cost - $379
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Two years ago, a fire broke out in Rosa’s apartment. Rosa was able to escape, with severely burned hands and lung damage from smoke inhalation. She was hospitalized and then in rehabilitation until very recently. Rosa saved her infant daughter, but her mother died as a result of the fire....

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Recently, nine-year old Gaby’s behavior has changed. Always quiet and reserved, she ripped the pages out of a book and sometimes lies on her classroom floor without a word or movement. When her team lost a game, she blamed herself to an extent that was out of scale. Gaby’s concerned...

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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...

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Nira suffers from Addison’s disease. It has weakened her muscles to the extent that she can no longer stand and is completely reliant on a wheelchair. Nira cannot use the couch in her living room because it is too narrow and too low to allow her to transfer herself from...

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Daniel, 20, has had a troubled and complicated upbringing. As the youngest of eight brothers, he grew up in an ultra-Orthodox household. As far back as he can remember, his father suffered from dementia and his mother spent most of her time caring for him. Daniel suffered physical abuse by...

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Batsheva, 59, and her husband separated because of his violence – physical, verbal, and emotional – towards her. They are in the process of getting a divorce but for many years he has refused to give her a “get” (Jewish bill of divorce), making it impossible for Batsheva to move...

Total Cost - $794
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Tikva made aliya from Ethiopia with her parents as a little girl. Now an adult with seven children, Tikva studied to be a personal coach, hoping to stay out of poverty while helping her clients improve their lives. But she had to stop working with the birth of her youngest...

Total Cost - $1591
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Until she was diagnosed with cancer, Betty, worked at a daycare center. Her small salary and her husband’s disability stipend were the family’s sole income. They lived in a tiny apartment with their two children, ages seven and one. Due to Betty’s current situation, she and her children moved to...

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Social workers describe both 10-year old David, and 7-year old Elena as charming children, pleasant and motivated to succeed in school. But their academic difficulties hold both children back. They struggle to read, to understand what they have read, and to do math. Testing shows that David also has ADD....

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Although Sarah’s parents abandoned her when she was young, they re-entered her life when she was 16 and, despite her resistance, forced her to marry. Her husband was violent toward her, a problem that only got worse after the family moved to Israel from Ethiopia in 1991. At first, Sarah’s...

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When her husband was sentenced to 12 years in jail, the burden of running the household and caring for their three children fell on Edna’s shoulders. She is doing the very best she can under difficult circumstances. The government does pay her a stipend so that the family can subsist,...

Total Cost - $411
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Although Orna has seven children, from three relationships, her mothering skills are poor, so most of them were removed from her care. However, she has a strong relationship with her youngest daughter, now 13, and one of the older boys has come to live with her as well. Orna lives...

Total Cost - $442
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Until he started therapy, Ari’s autism led him to do things like emptying full bottles of shampoo down the drain and clogging the toilet so that it flooded the house. Therapy and the medications have helped Ari, 18, to refrain from such destructive behaviors. However, Ari’s parents are running out...

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Neither Pnina nor Ron is able to work. She is trying to recover from an operation after a slipped disc; he has medical problems as well. Their oldest daughter lives and works in Tel Aviv, but their other four children are at home. Their oldest son works, while the 12th,...

Total Cost - $474
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Nurit’s parents objected to Ofer when she started dating him at age 18, but nine years later, they are still together. They now have five children. Ofer, 35, has a criminal background but is trying to do better. He works full time as the manager of a warehouse. Despite the...

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Tests have recently shown a decrease in Eitan’s hearing. He sees both an ENT and a speech therapist regularly, but he needs hearing aides. The problem is not new for the family – Eitan’s three-year old brother already has them. Caring for both boys, their four siblings, and their father...

Total Cost - $1749
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $1749
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Several years ago, a street lamp fell on Doron’s back during a car accident. Since then, he has needed intensive medical care and has been unable to work.His wife, Esther, is at home with their nine children, one of whom is handicapped and needs full-time care. Esther herself suffers from...

Total Cost - $1018
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $1018
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Alma, 38, trained as an early education teacher. She had to stop working to deal with her painful and prolonged divorce, but now she has started again. At the moment, she is a substitute kindergarten teacher, but she is hoping to find a full-time job in the new school year....

Total Cost - $652
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $652
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Amit recently received custody of his three young children, after it was determined that their mother was endangering their lives. Amit takes care of them with empathy and love. It is clear that he always puts their needs ahead of his own. The children all suffer from emotional problems as...

Total Cost - $1193
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $1193
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Hillel, 58, is suffering from a terrible illness. The rare affliction has left him with difficulties eating and with a dependence on an oxygen tank. This and difficulty climbing the stairs have made leaving the house almost impossible. In addition, his kidneys are failing from diabetes; when he does go...

Total Cost - $733
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $733
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It is clear to everyone that their four children are the light of Olga and Pavel’s life. The parents do all they can to make sure that their four children will have a good education and strong values. However, the family is in desperate financial straits. Pavel has his own...

Total Cost - $1718
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $1718
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Malka has suffered from a degenerative joint disease since childhood. Now she is not only confined to a wheelchair but cannot do anything for herself. Her husband is her main caretaker, feeding her, showering her, dressing her, etc. He also is in charge of their three children, ages eight, five,...

Total Cost - $366
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $366
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Raina made aliya from Venezuela seven years ago. A translator by profession, she speaks several languages, although not much Hebrew; here she took a job as a cleaner. In order to care for her husband, Raina stopped working when he was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago. The...

Total Cost - $1668
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $1668
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It is clear to his parents and his teachers that Danny, 8, is struggling in school. His reading and math skills are a year behind where they should be. He gives up on tasks easily, leaves the room without permission, and bothers his classmates by yelling in their ears, making...

Total Cost - $955
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $955
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Gila, 53, has five daughters and little money. Health issues keep her from holding a job, and her disability allowance is so low that she often has trouble paying rent and other expenses. All of the girls, ages 16 – 24, live at home with her. Her oldest is herself...

Total Cost - $442
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $442
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Yulia has a borderline personality disorder and has not, in the past, managed well by herself. She and her four young children live with her mother, who helps her to raise them. The home is crowded and Yulia feels that the situation limits her ability to build a real bond...

Total Cost - $1051
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $1051
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Boris needs hydrotherapy. It is the best cure for his ailments, which range from broken bones after a fall, to osteoporosis, blood clots, hypertension, and a tumor. Boris is a widower whose children don’t live in Israel; he is in touch with them and they have a good relationship, but...

Total Cost - $1667
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $1667
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Arik was shocked when, at age 58, he lost his job as facility manager of a town school because of downsizing. He negotiated to keep his job or receive another in the town, but was unsuccessful. Suddenly at home, he became depressed and angry. Arik’s wife, Dina, has never been...

Total Cost - $476
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $476
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Talia and Uriel have seven children ranging from 6 to 13, all of whom have special needs of various kinds. Both parents work as cleaners in town schools and their social worker attests that they work very hard at their jobs. Uriel was in a truck accident several years ago...

Total Cost - $791
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $791
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Zohara’s husband left her after their now three year old was born. She became pregnant again during a recent failed attempt at reconciliation, and is now raising a young son and an infant on her own. Their father pays no child support. Zohara, 41, works full time as a nursery...

Total Cost - $379
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $379
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Liora and Avi are a young couple with two small children. They have no external support (her parents do not live in Israel, while his father died of cancer and his mother has schizophrenia) as they try to make a stable life for themselves. Avi works in security but is...

Total Cost - $1112
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $1112
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Avital and her husband have five children under the age of five (including eight-month old twins). He is looking for a job but, in the meantime, Avital is the family’s sole breadwinner, working as a bookkeeper for a car rental company. Avital is there full time, despite the children’s demands,...

Total Cost - $1527
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $1527
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Lisa’s eyesight has been declining for years; she is now almost completely blind. In the past, she worked as a cleaner and at other temporary jobs, but these are now impossible for her. She is looking for a position that she can fill despite her vision problems. In the meantime,...

Total Cost - $1082
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $1082
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Ilanit, 15, is in 9th grade. She comes on time to school, is prepared, and is highly motivated to excel in her studies. A laptop – so necessary in middle school these days – would help her achieve her goals. Ilanit lives with her mother; her parents divorced when she...

Total Cost - $1114
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $1114
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Itay, two, was born with spina bifida and is paralyzed from the waist down. He requires intensive, round-the-clock support, which has kept his mother, the family’s sole wage earner, from returning to work. His father too is often absent from his studies because of Itay’s medical needs. With two other...

Total Cost - $827
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $827
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Both Inez and her husband are retraining – he as a computer technician, she as a massage therapist – after making aliya several years ago. In the meantime, she takes care of their four children, while he tries to make a living as a cleaner, working as many hours as...

Total Cost - $862
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $862
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Vered, 50, lives with her 18-year old daughter and 14-year old son in a small apartment. She is estranged from their father, who is not in contact with them and does not pay any child support. Vered relies on a government stipend that barely covers her rent; food, school expenses,...

Total Cost - $379
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $379
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Ehud, 46, has weekend custody of his young children. To this end, he tries to make his one-room apartment welcoming for them. This is difficult because his only income is his government disability stipend (his sleepwalking was serious enough to cause his discharge from the Army; a car accident damaged...

Total Cost - $633
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $633
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When Sarah, 71, had to have her right leg amputated, she taught herself a new way to go down the stairs. She has managed her disability well, getting around by wheelchair and participating regularly in social and golden age programs. But nothing could have prepared Sarah for her newest problem...

Total Cost - $1750
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $1750
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Both Zoe and Asher come from troubled families and were deemed “at risk” as youths. They married young and soon started a family. Asher has been unable to hold a job, but Zoe works as a cashier. Her salary does not cover the family’s expenses (rent, food, water and electricity,...

Total Cost - $442
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $442
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Project RESPECT 2020

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 - $37121
Still Needed - $0
Funded - $37121
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