EMUNAH ISRAEL
Turning Faith into Action
EMUNAH ISRAEL
Organizational Overview

EMUNAH was started over 80 years ago by a group of religious Zionist women to provide emergency shelter and housing for orphans and refugee children escaping persecution and growing anti-Semitism in Europe and Arab countries. Today, EMUNAH (which means Faith in Hebrew) is one of Israel’s leading social service and humanitarian aid organizations, helping hundreds of thousands of Israel’s most disadvantaged and at-risk children and families build healthy, stable lives.

EMUNAH maintains five Residential Homes for children who have been removed from their families by court order due to physical, mental and/or sexual abuse, major familial dysfunction, the illness and/or death of a parent(s). These facilities offer a safe and loving home to more than 800 children ranging in age from 6-18, all suffering from various emotional and mental challenges including PTSD. Each child is given extensive support services including counseling and therapy to help break the cycle of dysfunction and trauma they have experienced. 

EMUNAH supports 11 Family Therapy and Emergency Crisis Counseling Centers serving individuals and families undergoing emotional and mental distress. 

EMUNAH maintains one of Israel’s largest networks of subsidized child care centers, with over 8,000 children attending 125 centers.

EMUNAH finances 11 specialized “multi-purpose” Day Care Centers. These Centers provide extended services, including family counseling, parenting workshops and specialized enrichment programs for at-risk children from economically disadvantaged single parent homes.

Aware of the need for quality religious and secular education, EMUNAH subsidizes four all-female high schools and a liberal arts college. These schools offer academic tracts in: science, biomedical engineering, computers, film, drama, music, and Judaic religious studies. More than 1,100 students attend, many from poverty-stricken, immigrant and refugee homes.

EMUNAH also maintains a senior-friendly eating together program providing social engagement and meals for Holocaust survivors and the elderly.

EMUNAH has been awarded the Israel Prize by the government in recognition of its “Lifetime achievement, contribution and impact on behalf of the Nation of Israel and its people.

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CHILDREN IN 125 DAYCARE CENTERS
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CHILDREN IN 5 CHILDREN'S HOMES
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FAMILIES USING 11 CRISIS CENTERS
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STUDENTS IN 4 HIGH SCHOOLS
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STUDENTS IN EMUNAH COLLEGE
NEWS & EVENTS
EMUNAH Celebrates Our Bar and Bat Mitzvah Children!

EMUNAH Celebrates Our Bar and Bat Mitzvah Children!

Over the past two weeks, children residing in EMUNAH Residential Homes have been celebrating their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs (“coming of age” ceremonies) with joy and a sense of history and purpose. Just before Yom Yerushalayim, the Bnei (boys) and Bnot (girls) Mitzvah of EMUNAH Afula Children’s Center took a trip to Jerusalem, where they were greeted by students from Himmelfarb High School – a religious boys high school in Jerusalem. Together, they took a journey through the Old City,

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World Emunah Update 28

Celebrating Lag Ba’Omer With the Children of Emunah This week we celebrated Lag Ba’Omer with bonfires – of all shapes and sizes (and materials!) The bonfires symbolise the light of the Torah that Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai continued to learn and brought to the world despite the Roman invasion and conquest of Israel during the time of the Second Beit Hamikdash. That Torah, and our people, continue to live on despite hardship and war and we continue to celebrate our

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"And I will Bless them that Bless you...And in you, shall all the families of the earth be Blessed"
Genesis 12:3​
  • $15 – Weekly supplement meal program in Day Care Centers
  • $35 – New pair of shoes for one child 
  • $55 – After school activities for one month (art/dance/martial arts)
  • $100 – Shabbat & Holiday food basket for low-income family
  • $150 – Weekly tutoring for students in need
  • $250 – Monthly parent/child weekend activity and therapy session
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