60% of Israeli Parents Fear Rising Costs May Impact Children’s Education

The Fellowship  |  September 6, 2023

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The Fellowship is giving more than 12,000 gift cards to families so they can purchase school supplies at stores across Israel, reports JNS:  

As millions of Israeli children prepare for the first day of school, a study by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) has revealed that nearly 60% of parents fear that the rising cost of living directly harms their ability to provide their children with suitable education. The findings further showed that about a quarter of Israeli families report that they are unable to afford the purchase of basic school supplies.

In response to growing needs, the IFCJ will provide more than 12,000 prepaid cards of 300 shekels each that can be used at the Kravitz chain of office-supply and school-supply stores across Israel.