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  • Itzik Elstein, a True Emunah Hero Reaches for the Stars

    3Itzik Elstein, now 20, was a resident at Emunah's Youth Village in Pardes Chana, for more than 9 years. As Itzik settled into his new "home" he started to feel secure and loved for the first time in his life, helping him to believe in a future for himself. It is there, that he first began to set goals for himself, and to reach them. 

    As Itzik grew up, he dreamed of  being a pilot in the Israeli Air Force.  With that goal in mind, he set out to make his


  • Eden Nagado

    IMG 7161Beautiful and talented Eden Nagado, a 17-year-old senior, will commence her 6th year at the Emunah Children’s Center in Afula in September. Eden’s father, an alcoholic, is serving a lengthy sentence in the Be’er Sheva maximum security prison, for domestic violence. Until recently Eden had no contact with her father but with the intervention of the Emunah team, she met him for the first time. The meeting was moving and empowering, and Eden has grown a great deal


  • Leah's Story - Emunah's Neve Michael Children's Emergency Center

    Little Leah was recently brought to Emunah's Neve Michael Children's Emergency Center. She is slight and brittle and the look in those sad dark eyes tells an awful tale. There is a desolate place in her soul emanating through those cheerless eyes, as if someone took the light out of her life.

    The circumstances of Leah's arrival at Emunah's Neve Michael are similar to those of so many of our children. She was brought here by Court order after the Welfare authorities determined that her natural parents were no longer capable of raising her in a normal family environment. They were


  • Revital's Story - Emunah Neve Michael Children's Village

    neve michaelAt the end of October 2009, 15 year old Revital arrived at the doorstep of the first Teen Age Girls’ Crisis Center in Israel, housed at Emunah’s Neve Michael Children’s Village. Revital was accompanied by a police officer and a social worker after being dragged from the streets of Jerusalem.

    After many hours of therapy, the professional staff at Neve Michael's, discovered that Revital had been sexually abused when she



Children in 135 Daycare Centers

Children in 5 Children's Homes

Families using 11 Crisis Centers

Students in 4 High Schools

Students in Emunah College

reserve army duty for women emunahEmunah supports a bill submitted by MK Eitan Cabel that would enable the wives of IDF reservists to start their workday an hour later or leave work an hour earlier while their husbands are on reserve duty, in recognition of the important public contribution made by these women.

The purpose of the proposed law is to ease the burden borne by reservists' wives, who not only have to adhere to their regular work schedules while their husbands are away on duty, but must also shoulder additional household and childcare tasks.

It should be emphasized that the bill is not conceived as a benefit for IDF reservists' wives, but rather as a means of preventing the certain wage reduction that these women suffer when they have to go to work late in the morning and/or leave work early because they are caring for their children alone while their husbands are away on duty. The proposed law seeks to make things easier for reservists' wives by allowing them to be absent from work for one hour per day so that they can care for their children and perform household tasks without suffering a wage penalty – equalizing their conditions with those of women who are not affected by spousal reserve duty. (The bill also applies to the reverse situation, in which a woman fulfills her reservist obligation while her husband remains at home; in this case the husband would be entitled to the daily hour of work reduction.)

Regarding employers, the proposed law allows them to claim and receive compensation from the National Insurance Institute for their female employees' absences, as in the existing arrangement for reservists themselves.

In these times, when the importance of serving in the IDF and making a contribution to the army is a frequent topic of public discussion, it is also crucial that the conditions of women who bear the reserve-duty and state-security burden be equalized with those of women who do not, and that their lives be made easier, if only slightly, during their husbands' reserve service periods.


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