For many years, The Fellowship has taken thousands of orphans under its wing by providing for their basic needs and improving their living conditions in government-supported orphanages and boarding schools throughout Israel.
A grant from The Fellowship, matched by the Israeli government and related agencies, has enabled 40 welfare orphanages to be renovated, including repairs and upgrades to living areas, utilities, and infrastructure, all to help the children be safe and to know that someone cares.
Darchei Shalom orphanage, one of the orphanages included in the renovation project, hosted a dedication ceremony recently. Rabbi Eckstein attended and encouraged the children to someday give back to their own communities when they grow up.
“Just be happy, and when you have the opportunity after you finish high school, you should give back to others and to Israeli society in return. That’s our goal – to raise children who have ambitions,” said Rabbi Eckstein.
Darchei Shalom is home to 50 ultra-Orthodox youth ages 13-18 who are orphans or have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.