A city of remarkable beauty, history and intense spirituality, Tzfat is sadly also a place of intense poverty- ranking as one of the most impoverished locales in all of Israel. In an effort to address the growing poverty and assist as many families as possible, Yad Ezra V’Shulamit (YES), well known as one of Israel’s leading welfare organizations, has partnered with the local municipality to assist the community.
They are focusing on supporting children in these three core areas:
- Providing hot meals to 500 children.
- Engaging with Youth At Risk through teen centers to help those that have dropped out of school or living on the streets to get back in school and complete their education.
- Provide vocational training for teens to ensure a successful and bright future for them.
After many years operating from dilapidated bomb-shelters, the local municipality has provided YES with land to build a center for all its services in Tzfat. The Children Centre will include a cafeteria geared to feeding 500 children which will convert to a Simcha Hall in the evening.
All Youth at Risk programs will have their own space and will be capable of helping many people in a safe and private setting.
The Vocational Training facility provides more advanced training enabling the youth to achieve greater skills in more areas thereby a greater belief in their ability to succeed.
The center in Tzfat is just one of the many places YES helps Israeli society. With your help, places like Tzfat and so many others can flourish with Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s dedication.