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Ofrah: "I Will Never Forget My Christian Friends"

Ofrah is a religious woman who lives with her husband and eight children in the Israeli southern city of Netivot. "Children are a blessing and God has been good to us," smiles Ofrah. "We've done...

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Avraham - Guardians Provide a "Second Home" for a Child in Need

Avraham is six years old and lives with his mother, grandmother, and five-year-old cousin. Avraham's mother and grandmother arrived in Israel from Ethiopia ten years ago. Three years ago they took...

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Noy: Third-Year Law Student at The College of Management.

Through the IMPACT! program, Noy volunteers at the Acharey! ("Follow Me!") organization in the city of Ramle. He manages to devote much of his time to working with the youth in the organization...

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Providing a Safe Haven When Rockets Fall

When Code Red sirens go off in Israel, signaling that yet another rocket has been launched on civilian areas by terrorists in Gaza, people have a matter of seconds to get to safety in a bomb shelter.

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You've Made a Lifesaving Difference!

Thanks to friends like you, our Helping Hands Campaign has helped provide impoverished people in Israel with lifesaving essentials. We are truly grateful that so many people stepped forward to...

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Leah: "Where Would I Be Without You?"

Leah, a 74-year-old widow who lives in the northern Israel city of Yokneam, was born in Morocco. Leah, her late husband and their five children came to Israel in 1963. "My husband, who died 10...

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Mother in Israel Receives Lifesaving Medical Assistance through IFCJ

Natalia was seventeen years old when her family escaped the former Soviet Union for the refuge of Israel. Now a widow with four children of her own, a serious heart condition has her turning to...

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Rescued from the Streets

Anuk is a teenager from Ethiopia who arrived in Israel five years ago as an orphan. Anuk's parents died when he was younger, and he was sent to an abusive foster home. Out of fear for his life, he...

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Warming Bodies and Hearts

After spending his whole life helping others stay connected through his job at the post office, Zakin, 93, is now isolated by health problems that require him to use a wheelchair to get around. The...

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"Now we know that we're not alone."

Yehudah lives in Jerusalem with his wife and six children, who are all under the age of 10. He works as a scribe copying holy texts by hand — just as was done in biblical times.

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David: A Grieving Father Finds Hope

David and his wife live with their six children in a three-room public housing apartment. Last year they lost their 16-year-old son to leukemia, even though they spent all their money trying to...

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The Joy of a Simple Blanket

Imagine needing assistance so badly that the gift of a winter blanket brings you to grateful tears. That's what happened when Yael visited 88-year-old Maria to deliver a warm blanket and other...

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Provide Hot, Nutritious Meals to Elderly Jews

Tragically, thousands of elderly, impoverished Israelis – many of whom survived the Holocaust – now suffer the terrible indignity and deprivation of going hungry.

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"We rely on your kindness."

Slava is a 58-year-old immigrant from Odessa, Ukraine. He lives with his disabled wife in Ashdod. Each day Slava comes to the Mana Hama soup kitchen, where he fills two large plastic containers...

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Helping a Man Broken in Body and Spirit

By the time Tuvia reached Israel in 1995, he had already survived the evils of the two wickedest tyrants of the past century – Hitler and Stalin. He spent his early childhood years running, hiding,...

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