Thanks (for) Giving

Ronit came to Israel’s Lev LaLev Girls Orphanage in Netanya three years ago as a sad and forlorn ten year old. Since she was a young child she had been raised by her grandparents who unfortunately became too old and ill to care for her. One of our staff members noticed that each day Ronit …

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Dahlia

The news in Israel is scary. The numbers of incidents have increased, the death toll is rising, and innocent people are being murdered. Dahlia Lemkos was stabbed to death Monday in Alon Shvut not far from her home in Tekoa, Israel. My friend Sherri Mandell whose son Koby was murdered in a cave behind his …

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Celebrate

“The art of growing old is the art of being regarded by the oncoming generations as a support and not as a stumbling-block”. Yesterday my wife and I were privileged to attend the 100th Birthday party of Mrs. Ilsa Stein who was born in Germany on November 11, 1914. She moved to “Palestine” in the …

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CHANGE

When I was a small boy my parents gave me a 35cent allowance weekly. 10cents was for me to give tzedakah, which I faithfully gave during my Hebrew studies. (I also bought two Hershey bars weekly for 5cents each, leaving me 15cents “discretionary funds”). As I got older my charitable giving increased and the ways …

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From Tragedy to Triumph

One of our donors from New York emailed me a picture and a short caption of Ludwig Katzenstein, a ninety year old Holocaust survivor who he recently met in a nursing home. I couldn’t resist sharing it with our dear Lev Lalev family. The note from Mr. Weinstein said that Ludwig escaped to America from …

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When Terrorism is Personal

On May 8th, 2001 thirteen year old Koby Mandell an Israeli- American and his friend Yosef Ishran, were stoned to death in a cave about three hundred yards behind their homes in Tekoah, Israel. While I hadn’t known Seth and Sherry Mandell, Koby’s parents, before the horrific murder, I was soon asked by a mutual …

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Visit us in Netanya

We are very proud of the work we do and would love to showcase it to as many people as possible. Since we know that many of our donors either live in Israel or visit from time to time we have set up a program called VIP- visit in person. We welcome the opportunity to …

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Be Strong

Six weeks ago at the beginning of the Hebrew month of Elul, we began the Yom Naorim season- the High Holidays. We prepared ourselves to do Teshuvah (repentance) for our shortcomings and sins. Throughout the holidays, we prayed that Hashem should forgive us and provide us with a year of much bracha- an abundance of …

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107 Times, Shana Tova

Todah Rabah, thanks so much for all you do for the over one hundred orphaned and disadvantaged girls at the Lev Lalev Children’s Home in Netanya, Israel. In the merit of your kindness, friendship, and concern may you and your entire family be inscribed in the Book of Life for a bountiful, beautiful, and blessed …

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Annie

Here are three wonderful gestures from our Lev Lalev family; “the next generation of friends and supporters”. We received the following letter yesterday. Dear Lev Lalev, This past summer in our day camp in the Mountains twenty eight girls preformed the musical Annie. Annie is the story of a young orphaned girl with lots of …

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