From our Mail Box. The power of prayer, tradition, and family

E.R. from Kentucky writes: “Two and a half years ago, the girls took my prayer request to the Wailing Wall and my prayer was answered swiftly. I wasn’t able to donate at the time, and I’m so glad to be able to give this small amount now. God bless these girls”. K.M. from Washington State …

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Happiness Is All Around Us

  Leah & Chaviva Recently we shared with you the plight of two sisters who arrived at our Home after their mother passed away. We are happy to let you know that they are settling in nicely. Thank you to everyone who responded to our request to help sponsor these girls; over one hundred people …

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Mazel Tov! Sari is a Kallah!

Our dear Sari, who came to our home thirteen years ago as a little orphaned girl, is getting married next Wednesday, February 11. Thanks to your help, she has blossomed into a capable young woman, and is now ready to start her own life with her soon to be husband from Jerusalem. Sari has no …

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Cry No More

We stand shoulder to shoulder, united together against the murder of seventeen innocent people last week in Paris. We express a special concern for our many Lev Lalev supporters who live in France. Several of the girls from the Lev Lalev Orphanage have roots in France; and expressed their gratitude that their parents or grandparents …

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Aging with Purpose

We received a ten dollar money order and the following note in the mail today. The letter was dated January 1, 2015 and comes from a donor from South Carolina who first donated in 2012 and has sent twenty small donations since her first gift. Grandma J.J. writes: “My health is going up and down; …

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Eight great ideas for Chanukah

I am blessed. It is said, “That if you love your work, then you don’t really work a day in your life”. This is how I feel about the time I give to helping the orphaned and disadvantaged girls at Lev Lalev Children’s Home in Israel. It’s a great blessing to be able to help …

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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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