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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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

emunah women judgesA petition was filed by Emunah against the Committee for the Appointment of Dayanim, demanding that the committee's present composition be invalidated because there is no woman on the committee representing women's unique perspective and voice.

The rabbinical courts are occupied solely by male dayanim, meaning that women's sole means of influencing the dayan appointment process is through the committee that makes the appointments – a committee in which women are able to participate. Women served on the committee when past appointments were made, but a situation has arisen where the current committee has no women members.

To remedy this state of affairs, Emunah submitted a petition to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court issued an injunction against convening the committee until a ruling has been made, and has expressed its dissatisfaction with the present situation, suggesting solutions aimed at including women on the committee.

Subsequent to Emunah's Supreme Court petition, a bill addressing the issue was submitted to the Knesset by Knesset members Shuli Muallem and Aliza Lavie, and Israeli law was amended to the effect that the committee that appoints dayanim to the rabbinical courts must include at least 4 women among its 11 members, in contrast to earlier legislation that did not ensure the presence of even a single woman. Emunah attaches great importance to women's participation in rabbinical court activity, and to the voicing of women's concerns.

 

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