Rebuilding Israeli Children’s Lives after Trauma

"Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world." - Talmud Sanhedrin 37a

Your contributions to Federation’s Annual Campaign are helping traumatized Israeli children heal, grow, and learn in a loving environment when home isn’t a safe place to be. Last year, Federation awarded an allocation to Emunah Sarah Herzog Children’s Center in Afula to help children and teens who have been removed from their families develop life skills that so many of us take for granted, such as healthy eating, exercise, hygiene, and personal safety.  

About 180 children reside at the Sarah Herzog center, one of five such centers located across Israel. While in residential care with Emunah, they live free of neglect and abuse – awakened by gentle caregivers, sleeping in quiet surroundings, playing safely and learning to trust adults again. And they receive individualized education, therapy, and social support that’s vital to rebuild their lives. Israeli government funding covers only half of what it costs Emunah to care for these children, so our support is critical. To learn more about the Center, click here. For more on all of Emunah’s programs, check out the organization’s 2019 Annual Report.

Photo: Boys in Emunah's residential care program.

Photo courtesy of World Emunah