What’s new and exciting at the Lev Lalev Orphanage in Netanya, Israel? Recently, we renovated and completed a new mini apartment. This important project has allowed us to increase the number of girls we can take in to the home. Thus far, 7 new girls have come to the home since the end of the Jewish holidays. Each came with her own background and as we say in Yiddish, “pekalach” (baggage in English).
To say that it has been a challenge, to begin the healing process with each of these girls, is an understatement. Anger, confusion, and eating disorders, are all being addressed through the love and care of our staff. Of course, we could not do this work without the significant support and Jewish Charity of our Lev Lalev family. Each of you recognize the need to help, to do the mitzvah with joy and readiness.
Israel charity begins with the belief that, we, can mend the broken lives’ of our Israeli girls. We thank you. As we approach the holiday of Chanukah, which believe it or not comes shortly after the American Thanksgiving this year. We are working tirelessly to provide the girls a positive light after they have gone through, and survived, a personal darkness. What greater mitzvah is there than helping the weak and make them strong? And, as we do this, we are raising ourselves – by lifting up others – by providing for the physical, spiritual, and emotional support of Israeli orphan girls. We are so happy to have partners with us who help raise up the weak and vulnerable, who give our girls the peace and security that they need. Thank you for helping to put smiles on the faces of our girls at Lev Lalev.