Projects We Support

Rebecca Sieff Centre for the Family, Jerusalem

The original Jerusalem Baby Home established in 1924 in Sha'arei Chesed by Dr Helena Kagan. Her goal was to create a home for abandoned children who survived the war.  A wide range of services are provided for the needs of the entire local community.

  • Day Care Centre with over 300 toddlers and children
  • Beit Hakerem Vocational School, training teenagers in hairdressing, carpentry, cookery and childcare
  • Facilities for the prevention and treatment of domestic violence including the intervention in the home and resolving crisis

Gruss Community Centre, Afula

  • Located in an area of extreme social and economic deprivation this centre offers training programmes for the unemployed, programmes addressing issues around domestic violence and programmes for the elderly.
  • Over a third of the users here are new immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia.
  • This centre is a hub for the local community. Over 500 children participate in the after-school club and 1200 local children join the summer school.

Shelter for women suffering domestic abuse, Southern Israel

  • This shelter provides a safe refuge for Women and their children who are victims of domestic violence.
  • Social workers and lawyers work with the women resolving emotional and legal issues.
  • Therapies are received weekly women are offered a parenting support group.
  • This shelter provides accommodation for up to 60 adults and 75 children at one time.
  • The centre is a life line for those encountering domestic violence.

We would love to show you our projects. If you are planning a trip to Israel please get in touch and we will arrange a visit. Seeing is believing,

Shai: All the teachers here are like mothers to me. When I started at the school they told me I would graduate with a full matriculation. I did not believe them – but I just did it!

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