Our List of Tzedaka Organizations
A Time – A premier Jewish organization confronting the challenges of infertility. https://www.atime.org/
Aish Hatorah – An institution whose goal is to give every Jew the opportunity to discover his or her heritage in an atmosphere of open inquiry and mutual respect;. This includes formal and informal Jewish education on every level. http://www.aish.com/
Amudim – https://amudim.org
Amudim is dedicated to serving community members in times of crisis. Founded on the pillars of kindness, compassion, and dignity, Amudim functions as a confidential resource center that provides meaningful assistance, enduring support, and direct referrals for individuals and families impacted by sexual abuse, neglect, and addiction, and other crisis-related matters. We foster change and growth, by raising awareness and implementing educational programs within community. Amudim not only provides pillars of support, but also empowers others to become pillars of support.
Avigdors Helping Hand – https://www.avigdorshelpinghand.org/
Avigdor’s Helping Hand, Inc. (AHH) is an all volunteer non-profit organization with no overhead costs. AHH provides financial assistance to orphans getting married and emergency financial assistance following the loss of a primary breadwinner. In the days, weeks and months following job loss, Avigdor’s Helping Hand distributes cash stipends to be used to offsethousehold expenses, including food and basic necessities, shelter, childcare, and utility bills.
AHH also provides non-financial assistance, including grief and bereavement counselors, assistance with household functions, assisting with children’s school work, coordinating with the myriad of community organizations that need to be involved with the families and provide for their needs on a long-term basis. Promote the need for long term planning, and educating the public on the importance of maintaining life insurance policies and other instruments that are vital to surviving family members.
Belev Echad – Provides Torah classes for every age, both in Hebrew and English; and Torah centered camp experiences for children throughout Israel. https://belevechad.org/
Bonei Olam – Their myriad programs cover every step up the process including financial assistance, work up, medication, high-risk pregnancy, pre-implantation, genetic diagnosis, pre-and-post cancer fertility, education, awareness, and adoption assistance. https://www.boneiolam.org
Bishvilaich – http://bishvilaych.org/
Today, the numerous responsibilities of Jewish women, often make check-ups, screenings and medical follow ups difficult to perform. Bishvilech is here to change this reality! Bishvilaych is the first and only non for-profit women’s health organization in Israel focused on preventive medical care, education and outreach. Bishvilaych understands and promotes the crucial importance of fostering informed self-care among underserved Jewish women in Israel through physical and mental health maintenance, rather than simply disease- based care. Additionally, Bishvilaych promotes gender-specific medicine as inclusive of social, physical, and mental health care, with a focus on prevention and early detection in both lay leaders and health professionals countrywide.
Camp HASC – The premier summer program for children and adults from all over the world with special needs, intellectual, and physical disabilities. http://camphasc.org/
Chai Lifeline – Brings joy to the lives of young, seriously ill, patients and their families through creative, innovative, and effective family-centered programs, activities, and services, including a remarkable summer experience for these young patients, and support for their families. https://www.chailifeline.org/
Chazaq – From Children to teens, singles to couples, millennials to seniors, Chazaq offers Torah centered programming for all. One of Chazaq’s many missions is to offer after school programing for Jewish children in public schools and imbue them with the richness of their religious, historical, and cultural heritage, all in the hopes of helping them find a Yeshiva that fits their learning capabilities. https://www.chazaq.org/
Chesed 24/7 – Chesed 24/7 provides extensive and innovative services to the sick, the elderly, the developmentally disabled, and any individual or family facing a life challenge. They work towards ensuring that no one ever be without food, shelter, and emotional support. They have established “Kosher rooms” in many hospitals in the U.S.; each stocked with food and drink for patients and their families to use free-of-charge. https://www.chesed247.org
Chevra Kadisha – Assists affiliated Chevros Kadisha in defining, establishing, and achieving the highest degree of Kovod Hames (Respect for the Deceased) as defined by Jewish law. NASCK also creates and advances programs and initiatives to promote traditional Jewish end-of-life values. https://www.nasck.org/
C.R.I.B. -EFRAT (Committee for the Rescue of Israel’s Babies) – Registered in Israel, U.S.A, Canada, England and France, C.R.I.B.- EFRAT’s mission is to empower women to make an informed choice about the future of their pregnancy by providing them with personal counseling, prenatal medical consultation and postnatal family support. In addition, it supports women by providing advice regarding exercising rights, such as access to public housing projects, liaison with social security offices and banks and by offering legal assistance through volunteer lawyers where necessary. C.R.I.B.- EFRAT aims to enable women to have a positive impact on their own lives and break out of the cycle of distress by offering opportunities to access vocational training and achieve financial independence. http://www.efrat.org.il/english/
Hebrew Free Burial Association – dedicated to the principle that every Jewish person is entitled to a Jewish Burial. Since 1888, they have arranged burials for nearly 60,000 poor Jewish people. https://www.hebrewfreeburial.org/who-we-are/
Just One Life – Helping women who are considering pregnancy termination through support both financially and emotionally. https://www.justonelife.org/
Leket Israel – https://www.leket.org/en/
Unique among all other organizations that serve the poor in Israel and food banks worldwide, Leket Israel’s sole focus is rescuing healthy, surplus food and delivering it to those in need through partner nonprofit organizations. Leket Israel deals with harvesting surplus agricultural produce and collecting cooked meals then sorting and distributing them to the needy throughout the country. In addition, the Nutrition and Food Safety department ensures that the collection and distribution of the food is held to the highest food safety regulations. Additionally, Leket Israel only donates 100% nutritious food. Leket Israel works with a staff of professional dieticians who conduct nutrition workshops for targeted populations geared toward raising awareness of proper nutrition.
Lemaan Achai – Provide those less fortunate with the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty; bringing them through, then out of, crisis. Their unique approach, “Smart Chesed” facilitates growth, leading towards self-sufficiency. http://lemaanachai.org
Lev Lachim – bringing Torah to secular Jews through programs geared towards, youth, men, and women. https://www.duvys.com/simple/levlachim
Magen David Adom – Israel’s national ambulance, blood-services, and disaster-relief organization, serving as emergency medical first-responders for the state’s 8.8 million people. MDA is the only organization mandated by the Israeli government to serve in this role, but it’s not a government agency, so it relies on people like you for funding. https://afmda.org/
Meir Panim – Helps alleviate and diminish the harmful effects of poverty on thousands of men, women and children across Israel. https://www.meirpanim.org/
Melabev -The services they provide in the community setting range from care of lonely well elders to palliative care for end-stage Alzheimer’s patients. Melabev is Israel’s pioneer service provider caring for those plagued by, and suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, and offering appropriate services to their entire support system. https://www.melabev.org.il/en/about/
Migdal Ohr – Israel’s leading non-profit organization for children at risk. Migdal Ohr currently serves more than 12,000 orphaned, impoverished, abused and new immigrant children across Israel annually at its three campuses and 160 youth clubs. Migdal Ohr provides at risk children (from birth to adulthood) with an outstanding education, a loving home, clothing, food, medical care, psychological counseling and recreational activities. http://www.migdalohrusa.org/
Misaskim – https://www.misaskim.org/ Misaskim’s mission is to provide support and assistance to individuals experiencing crisis or tragedy by providing them with vital bereavement services, all-the-while safeguarding the dignity of the deceased. Misaskim’s wide array of services for the bereaved include physical and moral support that assist the grief-stricken with their many challenges during crisis or loss. Services include burial arrangements, care for the deceased, emergency disaster recovery, assistance to orphans and widows, and community awareness.
NCSY – The premier organization dedicated to connect, inspire and empower Jewish teens and encourage passionate Judaism through Torah and Tradition. https://ncsy.org/
Od Yosef Chai – A non-profit organization serving educational, religious, and community purposes. Their mission is to educate, inspire and perform acts of charity and kindness. They help the poor in an unassuming, often hidden manner so that its recipients will feel no shame or loss of self-respect. They support over 8,000 needy families, including widows and orphans, new immigrants, terrorist victims, the sick and elderly, especially before the holidays. Food, new clothing, shoes, gift certificates and financial assistance is provided. Jews from all segments of the community receive help from Od Yosef Chai. They have no political stance or agenda – their only criteria is need. https://www.odyosefchai.org/
Ohel – The most trusted haven of safety and support, providing services that help build lives, and strengthen families, homes and communities to face social, developmental and emotional challenges. http://www.ohelfamily.org/
ORA – The Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA) seeks to eliminate abuse from the Jewish divorce process. ORA works within the parameters of Jewish law and civil law to advocate for the timely and unconditional issuance of a get. ORA pursues its mission through agunah case advocacy, early intervention programs, and educational initiatives for agunah prevention. https://www.getora.org/
Pantry Packers – Every month Pantry Packers delivers crates containing all the necessary foods and household maintenance supplies to Israel’s poorest families and senior citizens. Every recipient is screened and selected on a non-discriminatory basis by the social services departments of local municipalities without regard to gender, ethnic background, or degree of religious observance. https://pantrypackers.org/
Partners in Torah – Connecting people across the globe with one another in Torah learning partnerships. https://www.partnersintorah.org/
Project Extreme – A one of a kind not-for-profit organization, which provides unique, innovative and individualized attention and services for teens-at-risk, their families, and their communities. Teens exhibiting at-risk behaviors have placed their entire social, emotional, familial and academic development in jeopardy. Project Extreme deals with all of these realities with compelling positive outcomes. https://www.projectextreme.org/
RCCS (Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society) – Plays a critical role, by providing hope and relief for cancer patients, support for their families and the means to survive.The mission of RCCS is to tackle cancer challenges, ease medical treatment, cover insurance premiums to lighten the financial burden and make cancer care more accessible. https://www.rccscancer.org/
Shalom Task Force – https://www.shalomtaskforce.org/
Shalom Task Force’s goal is to sensitize our communities so that anyone experiencing troubles at home has the ability to ask for help. Shalom Task Force also offers professional guidance to community leaders who may be approached for advice by someone in a complex,
and possibly dangerous, situation, and aim to provide preventative education to young adults and community members. Programs include confidential domestic abuse hotline, legal advice and assistance for domestic abuse victims, an educational program for high school and post-high school, and couples workshops. All offerings and programs are 100% confidential.
Shalva – https://www.shalva.org
Shalva provides an all-encompassing range of services for thousands of people with disabilities from infancy to adulthood and their families. Shalva’s comprehensive life-cycle programming provide leading-edge therapies, inclusive educational frameworks, social and recreational activities, employment training, and independent living, as well as respite and family support.
The Shalva National Center’s advanced programs and facilities create new frontiers in disability rehabilitation, research, and inclusion; defining new standards in the field and impacting the world beyond those in Shalva’s direct care. Shalva gives equal access and opportunity to all participants regardless of religion, ethnic background, or financial capability.
Sharsheret – A national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer. Their mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources. https://sharsheret.org/
Torah Anytime – Torah Anytime records Torah lectures given around the world and uploads the footage to their website for the whole world to watch, free of charge, at any time. Over 6 million hours of Torah were watched and listened to from Torah Anytime this past year. https://www.torahanytime.com
United Hatzalah – United Hatzalah of Israel is the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Service organization that provides the fastest, and free, emergency medical first response throughout Israel. https://israelrescue.org/
Yachad – Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities is a global organization dedicated to addressing the needs of all Jewish individuals with disabilities and ensuring their inclusion in every aspect of Jewish life. Their inclusive design aims to ensure persons with diverse abilities their rightful place within the Jewish community, while helping to educate and advocate for a greater understanding, acceptance, outreach, and a pro-disability attitude. https://www.yachad.org/
Yad Eliezer – Yad Eliezer is one of Israel’s Largest Poverty Relief Agencies. Helping families cope with financial difficulties and empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency. Thanks to their job training program and other forms of assistance, many families who were recipients of Yad Eliezer’s food programs are now donors to Yad Eliezer. https://www.yadeliezer.org/who-we-are
Yad Ezra – Yad Ezrah is a multi-faceted organization providing diversified charity assistance at every stage of life.. It also serves as a support system for thousands of hard-working families who are unable to meet their monthly obligations due to circumstances beyond their control. Yad Ezrah also helps emotionally challenged individuals with their struggles to cope and live normal and productive lives, thereby inspiring them to become exemplary citizens in their communities. https://yadezrah.org.il/
Yad Ezra V’Shulamit – Yad Ezra V’Shulamit is a humanitarian organization in Israel which helps needy families overcome poverty. It is a nation-wide operation which includes weekly and holiday food distributions of thousands of food baskets, children’s centers feeding over 500 children every day, and drop-in youth clubs helping over 8,000 teens-at-risk get back on track. Understanding that poverty does not exist in a vacuum, they provide programs like empowering activities for teens at risk, academic enrichment for underprivileged children, and vocational training and guidance. https://www.yadezra.net/
Yad L’achim – Yad L’Achim was established to help new immigrants adjust to life in Israel and to help them find a suitable religious framework. It is a non-profit organization with no political affiliation. Over the years, its attention has turned to more complex problems, including how to counter the missionary threat. Israel has attracted some 100 missionary congregations and cults because it offers a large concentration of Jews, many of whom are prime targets due to their economic distress and unawareness about Judaism. http://yadlachim.org/
Yad Sarah – Enables chronically ill, disabled, infirm, and terminally ill people, ranging in age from infancy to old age, to live at home either on their own or in the care of their families or caregivers, with dignity and as independently as possible. https://www.friendsofyadsarah.org/