Monthly Archive: April 2013

Mazel Tov News from the Home


It’s always thrilling to report happy occasions from the Rubin-Zeffren Children’s Home. We have the pleasure to share two wonderfully joyous events and we know that as friends, you will be as excited as we are. Malkie G.’s Engagement Living in the Home for virtually a decade, Malkie G. has made great strides in so many ways. …

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New York family visits the Home in Netanya for second time

It’s not every day that parents with two small children who are touring Israel on a family vacation take the time out to visit a Children’s Home all the way in Netanya. But, this young family is quite unique. Friends of the Rubin-Zeffren Children’s Home and the Lev LaLev Fund for five years now, Avi …

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Letter from a Gala Bat Mitzvah 2013 attendee

Sheena Levi, Director of Outreach, with Lana and her daughters (left) at the Gala. Bracha Runes, Director of the Home, stands far right.

Sheena, It was so nice meeting you in person on such a happy and emotional day! I want to thank you and Bracha for giving us such a beautiful opportunity to celebrate the girls Bat Mitzva. It was so emotional for me and for Sarina to be there. We felt so connected to the girls. Sarina felt …

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A Granddaughter’s Yom HaShoah Memorial


It is seven decades since they were gassed at Treblinka – I lost them all. I never knew them, yet I imagine their beautifully gaunt faces and frightened tear-filled eyes. They never had a chance to touch me, to see me,  to kiss me. And, I cannot even honor them by visiting their graves. I …

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