About The Program
The Keren Almanos & Yesomim (Widows & Orphans Support fund) was established to provide widows in Israel with monthly stipends to help them support their children. The fund provides widow's from all walks of life, (depending on her situation and her family’s need) with an average of $500-$600 per home every month. Each widow that is assisted is checked out to verify exactly what her income, expenses and needs are. The money is transferred directly to her bank account, ensuring that there is literally no embarrassment involved in the receipt of the funds.
At this time, Yad Eliezer provides support to over 530 widows each month, which brings the annual budget for this fund alone to approximately $4 million. Many more widows and orphans are waiting for your help so that they can be added to the Widow and Orphan Fund roster. Every dollar donated to the fund goes directly to help the needy. In addition, the fund is fully transparent, and donors are invited to come and see clearly where every dollar they donate goes.
$18,000 Support 3 Families for a Year
$12,000 Support 2 Families for a Year
$6,000 Support 1 Family for a Year
$3,600 Support a Smaller Family for a Year
$1,800 Support a Smaller Family for Half a Year
$1,000 Support a Family for 2 months
$500 Support a Family for 1 month
How You Can Help
Below are six actual tragic cases that we desperately need to help.
1. Ziva from Jerusalem - 7 children - $850 a monthNissim Chizkiyahu was diagnosed with cancer in his tongue and passedaway after one year of illness. His family went through a verydifficult time while he was sick. Ziva was left a widow with sixchildren to care for on her own, and although in the beginning theyhad people helping them financially, they are now on their own. Zivahas been looking for work but she is still unemployed.2. Leah from Bnei Brak - 7 children - $570 a monthChaim had cancer for four years and suffered tremendously the lastyears of his life, including needing to have his leg amputated. Now,his widow, Leah, has a lot of debts and is in a very difficultfinancial situation. There are dental expenses needed for their familybut they have no way to pay for them.3. Rivka from Ashdod - 13 children - $430 a monthYosef died of cancer leaving behind a wife and 13 children. Many ofher children are married, but she still has huge debts from theirweddings and her teacher's salary isn't enough to make a dent in thosebills. She lives simply and cuts corners but is in need of financialhelp nonetheless.4. Edna from Elad - 1 child - $285 a monthHer husband succumbed to cancer after one short year. She has onedaughter in her 20s who lives with her at home. Neither of them havework and they have no help from anywhere.5. Avivit from Elad - 5 children - $340 a monthAvivit's husband was diagnosed with leukemia and succumbed to hisillness a mere two weeks later. The mother was left alone to care forfour children at home with one child married. Her children desperatelyneed tutors. Although Avivit did not want to accept help, thesituation has come to the point where she needed to ask for help.6. Miriam from Jerusalem - 10 children - $430 a monthMeir Zev suffered from cancer for two years before passing away,leaving his wife a widow with 3 of their 10 children still living athome. Miriam was traumatized because a number of her neighbors hadalso lost family member from cancer as well. Miriam has many debts topay off in addition to her family's daily expenses.
Your donation gives these struggling families the opportunity to regain a sense of normalcy. We lighten the load, perhaps enough to begin to heal broken hearts and put broken lives back together.