This Pesach some of Israel’s most vulnerable children have more than four questions to ask

Pesach is a time for questions

A child’s questions are at the heart of our Seder but for the 12,000 children in Israel who rely on our help, there may be many unanswered questions throughout the year.

“Why is this happening to me?” they all want to know. At Emunah centres across Israel, dedicated and professional staff work tirelessly to give children stability and a better future.
For example at Emunah’s Afula home we provide residential care for 70 children aged between nine and 18 while a further 110 children deemed ‘at risk’ attend daily programmes, returning to their families only to sleep at night.

All the children are referred to Emunah by Israeli social services and come from backgrounds of addiction, mental health problems, violence, neglect or abuse, or have been bereaved.  As one teenage boy recently told us, ” Emunah Afula is the only safe place I have ever known”

This Pesach, please take a moment to think about the children in Emunah’s care and the cost of providing a warm and caring Jewish environment where children can begin to heal and rebuild their lives. This requires specialist help and therapeutic services as well as having a roof over their heads, food and clothing.

Please be generous, if you are able, so that we can give each child an answer to their questions.

To make a donation online please click here, or call British Emunah Head Office on 020 8203 6066 (during normal office hours) to make a donation over the phone.  You can also send cheques or charity vouchers (made payable to ‘British Emunah Fund’) to Emunah, Shield House, Harmony Way, London NW4 1SD.

Thank you for support at Pesach and throughout the year. It is greatly appreciated.

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