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One of the closest things to our hearts is helping new immigrants in Israel acclimate to life in the Land.  We work with absorption centers throughout the country to provide necessities to new immigrants.

Recently we had the opportunity to help the Ibim Absorption Center, located by Sderot in the south.  About six months ago, 202 new immigrants from Ethiopia arrived at the center.  The immigrants arrived with next to nothing and they are suffering from extreme poverty.  The State of Israel provides some benefits to them, but not enough to meet all their needs.

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Recently, Vision for Israel started cooperating on different projects with Eitan school in Ma’aleh Adumim. 

Many of the students who attend Eitan come from low socio-economic backgrounds, and about 25% are new immigrants who are dealing with social, lingual and financial difficulties. 

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In Arazim School in Jerusalem, the students have been excluded from regular school frameworks due to behavioral and emotional problems.  Arazim provides therapeutic support to help students with their emotional, social and academic needs.  It is not uncommon for these children to have outbursts of wrath and a low frustration-threshold.  Art therapy is therefore an important part of the school’s treatment plans, including pottery classes.

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Arazim School is a special-needs school where children with emotional and behavioral problems can receive the dedicated care and attention they need.

Vision for Israel supports the school throughout the year and recently donated a ping-pong table.

For the students, playing ping pong is a healthy outlet for stress and energy.  It also teaches them to play by the rules and to lose or win with dignity.

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Rina* has a chronic lung disease.  About two years ago she received medical treatment that wasn’t suitable for her needs.  It gave her diabetes and even made her lungs worse.

Today, she cannot survive without being connected to an oxygen machine.  For many months, she was forced to stay at home because she did not have a portable machine.  She couldn’t even leave the house to get medical treatment! 

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Sadly, many families in Israel suffer from financial distress that prevents them from living in dignity and causes them to face unbearable challenges. Many families have no money left for their sustenance after paying rent. They suffer from lack of food, toiletries, clothing, and often furniture and appliances. Many of our recipients are elderly, and some are single parents of young children and find it difficult to provide their basic needs.

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Shachar* from Haifa was injured in a deadly terror attack in March 2003, in which 17 children and soldiers died. He is recognized as 65 percent permenantly handicapped, having been injured all over his body. Shachar was one of the terror victims who received financial aid for Passover. Recently we received a thank-you letter from him:

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For most kids, school holidays are a fun time that they can spend with their families. But for children at risk, who have been removed from their homes, the holidays are especially hard. This year, during the Passover holiday, Vision for Israel partnered with another organization that cares for children at risk. This organization operates after school clubs that provide children with the tools they need to grow and develop, as well as fun activities during the holidays.

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There are about 215,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel today. Many of them suffer from loneliness, financial distress, and health problems. At Vision for Israel we made it our goal to support and help the Holocaust survivors in Israel, to relieve them and make it possible for them to live the rest of their lives with dignity.

 

Vision for Israel has different projects that are carried out throughout the year:

 

Cafe Europa Social Club

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Many terror victims suffer from financial difficulties due to the physical and emotional trauma they went through. Many have lost family members who have been cut out of their lives in one cruel moment.

Passover is one of the most festive holidays of the year, a time to spend with family, but for the victims of terror it can be one of the hardest times of the year, when they feel the loss and pain in full force.

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