JCF helped cover some of the dental fees for the two daughters of an Arab Christian family living in the Old City of Jerusalem ($300).
JCF helped cover some of the Christian school tuition fees for the children of an Arab Christian family living in Jericho ($300).
JCF gave $558 to Beit El Ethiopian Messianic Congregation in Jerusalem to help purchase an instrument for the congregational worship team as well as financial needs of the community.
Alice is a mother with four children between the ages of 3 to 19. She was born in Ethiopia and at the age of 13 married a 47-year-old man. They immigrated to Israel when she was 14. After her first two children were born and severe spousal abuse, she divorced at 16. At 20 years old she was involved with another man and became pregnant. That man became abusive during the pregnancy, and they separated. Four years ago, she met another man and became pregnant again. The couple were going to get married but after the birth of her son, they separated. Three months ago she lost her job and has had a hard time finding another. She is currently in court requesting child support from the father of her son. JCF is helping cover part of the 2 months of rent that she owes her landlord ($845).
Makor HaTikvah is the only messianic school in Israel. JCF helped cover the cost of for the two-day field trip, including the two buses and entrance fees to sites ($2,000).
JCF gave $1,000 to Ziv Neurim, an Israeli non-profit program helping impoverished youth at risk by providing group activities on the Mediterranean Sea. Over 5,000 Jews and Arabs, boys and girls, religious and secular youth have participated in groups of fifteen youth at a time.
JCF contributed $1,000 to Yozmot Atid, an Israeli entrepreneurship program empowering low income Israeli women to launch, run, and grow their own businesses. The program is highly professional with several hundred mentors from around the country available to assist the women, whether they aspire to be cosmeticians, computer technicians, event organizers, or accountants.
Fanny is an Israeli woman, now separated from her abusive husband. JCF is helping cover part of her utility bills ($285).
Isabella is an Israeli mother who has three children ages 7, 5, and 9 months. After her husband was let go from several jobs, the family has experienced financial difficulties. Social services is helping the family with a plan to find adequate employment. JCF is helping cover some basic needs of the family ($427).
Howard is a Christian Arab orphan from Bethlehem with no extended family to support him and his own growing family. JCF helped cover his family’s school registration fees for the coming year ($455).
JCF is covering an electric bill ($200) for an Arab Christian family living in the Bethlehem who have had many financial difficulties.
Henrietta is an Ethiopian woman who came to the country in 2011 with her Jewish husband, and discovered that she was HIV positive. Because her husband then divorced her, the Israeli Ministry of the Interior took all her rights away and has been trying to deport her. She has no work permit, yet is looking for some work in order to survive. She lives alone in a small basement apartment. JCF helped cover part of her February rent ($400).
JCF provided food vouchers for forty needy families for the upcoming Pesach holidays from the south of Jerusalem ($1,132).
Danielle is a struggling Israeli single mother with two children and no family or community support. Due to her financial challenges, JCF helped cover part of the cost for a new refrigerator ($707).
JCF supported a gardening course for the Tiberias Blind Club where a therapist works with the members to learn about different kinds of plants and gardening techniques in order to improve their quality of life ($453).
JCF helped cover part of the costs for a House of Light youth camp with 65 Arab and Jewish counselors ($2,000).
JCF is helping cover the cost of installing a new roof for the toddlers’ outdoor play area at Little Hearts Preschool ($2,000).