What is our history


In 1961 a Holocaust survivor whose wife had recently passed away left his five young children on the doorstep of the home of the Grand Rabbi of Sanz- Klausenberg, Rabbi Yekusiel Yehuda Halberstam OBM in Netanya, Israel. The Grand Rabbi, was very sensitive to the horrors of the Holocaust, having lost his own wife and eleven children. He immediately responded by opening his home, then establishing the Maon Tinakot to help orphans and at risk girls from Netanya and beyond.

Since 1961 the Orphanage and Children’s Home has given orphaned and disadvantaged girls from throughout Israel a safe, warm, and loving Home, by providing these girls with all of their essential needs for the Holidays and throughout the year. We help our orphans by giving them individualized therapy, mentoring, and tutoring and help them with life cycle events: their Bat Mitzvahs, graduations, and weddings.

In November 2006 the Lev Lalev Fund was established to help provide funding to support the various programs and projects for the girls at Lev Lalev. In addition to assisting with the annual budget, we have set up designated giving opportunities for specific programs and projects. Today Lev Lalev Fund has over twenty-five hundred donors annually from all over the world who are part of our extended Lev Lalev family.

Our partnership with the Lev Lalev friends is very dynamic. We have a Kotel prayer program where our girls pray (daven) for the wellbeing of those in need.

Additionally, we send out our electronic newsletter to over eight thousand people; we ask them to not only donate to Lev Lalev but to pray and advocate for the wellbeing of Israel, and for peace throughout the world.  Lev Lalev your personal connection to Israel.

Your charity- Tzedekah- can make a crucial difference in the lives of our over one hundred unfortunate Jewish -Israeli Girls. Every donation helps to strengthen our girls and empower them and gives them the second chance for a bright future!