2019 has been a busy year of
partnership with you in reaching the lives of Israelis in poverty in Israel and
bringing joy to children and families together.
With your help, we have brought in 220,000 tons of aid into Israel!
we’ve helped welfare families like the Nebali family. An income stipend from the Israeli government
helps them pay rent, property taxes on the apartment, utilities and food. Even
though Israel is doing the best it can with the security demands of this
region, this low welfare stipend is not enough to meet all the basic
needs. Israel Relief Aid provided aid to
the Nebali apartment, as the family had no funds available for things for
They were so overjoyed that someone cared, especially people they never
met, in another country. They were also very touched that someone
personally went to their home to bring them a gift. Poverty-stricken families like the Nebali
Family depend on help from Israeli nonprofit organizations to help with
clothing, food bags, holiday food and other assistance. These families are also appreciative of the
relationships with the aid centers.
can beat the great blessing of helping people . . . and the nation of Israel. That’s why
Israel Relief Aid exists.
This year Israel Relief Aid added a “hot meal” section to reach out to Holocaust Survivors, the disabled and
widows with a hot meal/take home gift, sometimes celebrating with them with
music and dance, and other times bringing them to Jerusalem, the Sea of
Galilee, the Museum of the Scroll of Isaiah, and other sites in Israel many had
never been to due to lack of funds, or had never understood the history or
significance of. They are always offered
further reading materials, which they usually can’t wait to receive
stand by our promise to you, and in 2019 we did not use donor funds on building
an empire here in Israel, didn’t pay tens of thousands of dollars’ rent on a
building, property tax, cars, insurance, security system and the rest – ethics
is more important. Yet we do bring in
hundreds of thousands of dollars of aid to Israel every year and hold monthly
aid events plus special outreaches in major cities in Israel. We have touched the lives of new immigrants,
the Ethiopian community, Arab Israelis, the homeless, single parents, the
disabled, Holocaust Survivors, disadvantaged families, the homeless and
more. It is always so exciting and
fulfilling, and we give a big thank you to YOU for your part.
2020 we have a slate of aid events planned—like assistance to families in
war-torn Sderot outside of the Gaza Strip, food bags to impoverished Israeli
families, helping orphans/ disabled youth centers, blessing widows, giving
school supplies to impoverished immigrant kids, a holiday meal to Holocaust
Survivors, feeding homeless Israelis, and more.
As you continue to join with us on this quest to bless Israel, you will also be blessed in return! – L’ Shana Tova and Much Love, Jo Kaplan