Thank You For Your Support!

The Nof Ayalon Daycare Center cares for 80 children in four classes divided into three age groups from three months to three years.

Although there are many advantages to having large spaces, the disadvantage is that they are much harder to maintain. Presently, the play areas are in very bad condition and need to be renovated as soon as possible.
 
Together we can change the experience of the children by giving Emunah the means to renew and refurbish the existing play areas. 
Each age group has its own play area attached to their class room. With your help we can change and clean all sand boxes, resurface existing flooring with artificial grass and renew the sun shades in all the play areas in order to protect the children from the strong Israeli sun.
 

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The "Asei Retzono" project launched 10 years ago under the auspices of the Sarah Ronson Crisis and Intervention Center, is jointly managed by Dr. Mandel, a psychiatrist by profession and Tami Beck the Director of the Centre.

This program offers complementary medical treatments such as acupuncture, massage, shiatsu, etc. for the benefit of the residents of Sderot who experience continuous stress and post-trauma. These treatments have been found to be very effective in relieving and healing the variety of physical and mental symptoms resulting from the ongoing exposure to security stress.

In order to subsidize treatments, this project is funded by donations, thus enabling as many residents as possible to avail themselves of the therapeutic services.

The project team consists of four professional and experienced therapists in Chinese therapy and medicine. The cooperation between complementary medical practitioners and emotional therapists creates a systemic vision, and enables successful treatments that meet the patient's different needs. Over the years, because of our unique experiences, much professional knowledge has accumulated which is now shared with professionals and targeted audience through seminars, articles and social media.

After the tragic loss of his son during army service, in 2007 when the security situation in Sderot escalated Dr. Mandel contacted the crisis center in Sderot and began volunteering. During this period Tami Beck (MSW) - Director of the Emunah Center for Family Therapy in Sderot since its establishment in late 2007, worked in the clinic and assisted in providing initial treatment for anxiety victims. During this time it became apparent that many patients suffering from anxiety and post-traumatic symptoms also report various physical symptoms such as back pain and shoulder belt, migraines, shortness of breath, digestive problems, inflammatory bowel disease, sleep and food disorders, Changes in blood pressure, muscle pain, fibromyalgia and more ...

Dr. Mandel realized that conventional mental health and mental health care issues are limited by helping with these physical symptoms and brought up the idea of ​​combining emotional and touch therapy and complementary medicine.

In memory of his son, Dr. Mandel recruited friends, acquaintances and family members who would support the "Asei Retzono" clinic and for a number of years they joined as a running group in the Jerusalem marathon under the familiar name ... "Team Daniel".

The pilot for the project began with 80 hours of treatment per month. The feedback received from both the caregivers and the patients proved that the combination of conventional and un-conventional therapies was effective, and alongside that, the great demand raised the need to raise resources and significantly expand the scope of activity.  Today we provide 230 hours of therapy monthly with a need for much more.

Stories from treatment rooms:

Ms. Galit Avraham, a Chinese medicine therapist:

During the" Tzuk Eitan operation”, a 14-year-old girl was referred to the Emunah Center because of severe panic attacks and it was difficult to cure because she had stopped talking. She was a sad girl, without joy, and with delicate needles.

During her second treatment, she spoke a little and said that it was hard for her to breathe, so I gave her a combination of cupping and acupuncture and for the first time in a month - she smiled! And said she felt better and managed to breathe. Her parents wept with excitement and so did I. Today, after several treatments, she functions as usual and there is no trace of what happened. I feel that is the reason why we are here. "

"Another patient with panic attacks, unable to function day to day had severe stomach pains that the doctors couldn’t explain.  She was treated at the Emunah Center in Sderot with emotional and physical therapy. "Emunah saved her," she says ... Today she functions as usual and no longer suffers from abdominal pain or anxiety, she told us that she felt we were like a warm embrace for her.

To quote one of the therapists… "I have been working in Sderot for eight years and I feel great satisfaction, and beyond that I also have a great mission, and there are many children, adults and old people who suffer from post-trauma due to the security situation and complex life circumstances.

Due to the increasing demand for such treatments, the project has encountered financial difficulties, Please help us maintain the scope of the current activity and even expand it in favor of high demand.

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You Can Turn the Tears of Pain and Sorrow into Joy and Happiness

change lifeStop… please don’t hit me anymore….I promise to be good.

“Why did mommy’s friend put his hands in my pants and kiss me?”

“Ima, please get up from the floor… why are you crying and bleeding?”

The children that come to the Emunah Crises Centers and Youth Villages have experienced major trauma and familial dysfunction on a day-to-day basis. They may have endured physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, extreme poverty or neglect. Regardless of the circumstances, each child comes with their own unique story, suffering tremendous pain and heart-ache.

Emunah Centers provide a safe haven for these children - a warm, friendly atmosphere, staffed by caring professionals, who provide the support and love necessary for the children to heal.

Upon arrival, all require clothing, toiletries, health care and extensive psychological therapy, in addition to room and board.

Emunah’s residential homes and crisis centers are world renowned, known for the quality care and support they have provided hundreds of thousands of Israel’s most vulnerable children for 80 years. Emunah maintains:

  • 5 Residential Children’s Home with 1,000 children annually
  • 11 Family Therapy and Trauma Counseling Centers, serving 400 families annually

IMAGINE: THAT FOR MERE DOLLARS A DAY YOU CAN CHANGE THE LIVES OF THESE CHILDREN. YOU CAN TURN THEIR TEARS OF PAIN AND SORROW INTO JOY AND HAPPINESS

Monthly Cost Per Child in a Children's Home

Professional Staff $725
Children’s Bedroom and Facility upkeep $475
Therapies (Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Social Workers) $275
Meals/ Food $160
Tutoring and Supplemental Lessons $145
Comprehensive Dental Treatment $145
Health Care and Medications $95
Child and Family Therapies and Support Groups $75
School Supplies
(back pack, pens/pencils/ paper/notebooks)
$72
Pair of Shoes $36
Clothing
(pants/ skirt/ shirt/ underwear)
$30

suppliesHooray, Hooray... it’s back to school today!

Remember that first day of school  - The excitement, the fear, the desire to “fit-in”...

Help Emunah Children feel proud and confident as they go back to school this fall. 

For only $250.00 you can provide a child with:

  • School Books
  • School supplies (Pencils/ pens/ notebooks)
  • A new backpack
  • School uniform and shoes

Make a difference that will last a lifetime!

Every child deserves to be given the best opportunities to succeed in life. Sadly though not every child is born into a warm and loving environment, one which is able to provide the necessary tools to break the cycle of violence and succeed in Israeli society. 

Many of these children will find themselves in extremely difficult circumstances and this is where Emunah steps in.  The children that are placed in our care are very often the lucky ones.  They suddenly find themselves in a safe and healthy atmosphere; they are clothed, cared for and fed with love and are surrounded by top professionals in their fields.

These children who have experienced so much hardship in their short lives deserve nothing but the best that money can buy.  They deserve to go to school on the 1st September with the best tools so that they can feel equal to all the other children in their classes.

With a gift of NIS 1,000 you can provide one of the 500 children in our care with the means to succeed. 

You can help them break the cycle of violence and despair and allow them to reach for the unreachable.

HELPING OUR GRADUATES TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD

emunah adopt child“I feel so alone…so isolated. I have no family to go to.”

“Where do I go for Shabbat or the Holidays? I need a home to go to.”

“People don’t understand I'm only 18… I have no parents, no home, no one to guide me. sometimes I just cry at night because I’m afraid…”

The Emunah children’s villages have HEARD our children. We heard and saw the emotional trauma our children confront when they graduate from our residential Centers and are no longer a part of the Emunah family or, anyone’s family. The day they graduate from high school, our children are abandoned again, this time by the system – the government, social services……..

BUT NOT BY YOU!

Emunah has found the solution for our graduates who need a stable, supportive environment to assist them in transitioning into young adulthood. Through the creative development of the “GRAD PADS,” our residential graduates will receive the following:

  • A clean, safe room and comfortable living quarters, shared by 6-8 roommates, in a Grad Pad apartment
  • A supportive, loving “house mother” who will oversee the ongoing care of the facility, while, maintaining regular contact with the residents and ensuring that their daily physical and emotional needs are being met (meals, laundry and inter-personal relations).
  • Guidance and assistance in navigating the bureaucratic, financial, academic and social services system.
  • The ongoing support, encouragement and professional services of the Emunah Center’s staff, which has been their family, while living at the Center.

To help the residents achieve independence and maturity, they will be expected to take an active role in the day-to-day maintenance and upkeep of the GRAD PAD apartments, by making a financial contribution determined by their respective incomes.

Your generous investment today will assure that our children are not abandoned at 18, but will have the love and support they desperately need to grow into healthy, productive adults.

Project Costs

Facility

Rent per apartment per year $9,000
Utilities and taxes $6,500
Food and household needs $5,000
Furniture and equipment
(one time investment)
$6,000

Personnel

House Mother – salary
(part-time)
$13,500

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