Federation Impact

Healing Sderot Through Art

For many, the city of Sderot doesn’t  evoke aesthetics. It’s not a wealthy place. There’s the constant threat of rocket attacks from neighboring Gaza. And tensions run high between longtime residents and newer students and young professionals.

 

Though Limor Max and Sharon Ken-…

From Struggling Single Mom to the Best Job in the World

The best decision I ever made was also the most dangerous. Fourteen years ago, I found the courage to take my three young boys, leave my ex-husband and start a new life. But my new freedom came at a cost—I couldn’t afford preschool for the boys or even fresh produce.

 

That’s wh…

Teaching Coexistence in Casablanca

There are very few schools in the Middle East where Jews and Arabs study together. Most of them are in Israel.

But there’s also one where you’d never expect it—Morocco. A country that’s 99% Muslim, where the Jewish community numbers just 3,000. With the support of Federation partn…

After the Fire, the Gift of Family

Just a few months ago, Odelia and Ohad Brat celebrated one of the happiest occasions of their lives: their son’s bar mitzvah. They’ll never forget when he received his brand-new tefillin—special leather boxes worn during prayer—from his beloved grandparents. Everyone was so filled wi…

Finding Heart Amid Tragedy

Oshra Levy was relieved. Her husband’s open heart surgery had gone well. After four weeks in the hospital, he was starting to regain his strength at their quiet home in Beit Meir, in the hills just west of Jerusalem.

Their peace didn’t last long. In the middle of the night, Oshra woke…