A Serene Part of the Arab Israeli Population

Nazareth, Israel

Arabs comprise around 20% of the population in Israel.  Christian Arabs comprise around 9% of the Arab population in Israel.  

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Shavuot-Never to Be Missed

Shavuot, or Feast of Weeks, is an Israeli holiday in the month of Sivan.  It falls seven weeks after the Passover holiday and is counted specifically so that no one misses which day it is supposed to fall on.  This fact, counting of the omer, is the process of no one ever mistaking the date of Shavuot for the wrong day.  Even the name, Shavuot, means “weeks” (also, the holiday is called Pentecost in English and that word translates to “50” meaning 50 days, or seven weeks plus one day).  All of this is to say that Shavuot was meant to be an extremely important day — for Israel and all those that align themselves with her, never to be missed.

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May Project: The Ben Shemen Day Center

Donated Cleaning Supplies to Day Center

As promised, Israel Relief Aid showed up at the Ben Shemen Day Center for Disabled young Israelis with a huge load of their requested hygenic supplies that will keep the center in tidy situation for quite a bit of the coming year.  It’s not the normal “gift”, but it is what they need, and the budget doesn’t allow for a lot of things they wish they had.

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For the Sake of Sderot

The survival supplies project for the Gaza border town of Sderot is where so many bombs have come over from nearby Hamas, and still do.  We don’t want to forget them and the “inferno” they just went through recently in the last skirmish (Hamas conflict escalation began on May 3, after two Israeli soldiers were injured by sniper fire from the Gaza Strip during the weekly protests at the Gaza–Israel border. Hundreds of rockets were launched from Gaza at Israel, mostly landing in Sderot by the border.)

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It’s Still Amazing

Haifa Aid Center Distribution

After 18 years of doing humanitarian aid in Israel I still see it. . . . the great need for humanitarian aid in Israel.

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A Day Unlike Any Other for these Israelis

Israeli Holocaust Survivors on tour to Sea of Galilee

Israel Relief Aid sponsored another unusual tour, this time to the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) including transport, a hot lunch and entry fees.  What’s different about this tour bus?  It is a load of Israelis living under the poverty line including Holocaust Survivors, widows, the disabled, seniors, etc.  They are not able to go on trips, as trips costs money, which they don’t have.  That keeps them sitting in four walls, alone.  This was an opportunity to get out to blue skies.

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May Project: The Ben Shemen Day Center

Disabled Youth in Garden Project

If you have a heart for Israel and for young Israelis with disabilities, the Ben Shemen Day Center is a great project to work on. It looks like a rural kibbutz, but is right in central Israel not far from Ben Gurion Airport. This center runs from 8 a.m. to 5 pm, which allows the parents to work regular jobs, while their young people use their skills to help fund supplies, activities and needs at the center.

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Israel’s 71st Independence Day – Yom HaAtzmaut 2019

Israel Flag in Jerusalem

This holiday is always a joyful one for Israelis and they enjoy BBQ’s together with family and friends, fireworks, picnics and relaxing.

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New Aid Center Partners!

The map above lists our aid center partners throughout Israel that we supply.  Click on the red balloons for ministry name and outreach details of each aid center.  They range from shelters, protected children villages, drug rehabilitation centers, single mothers assistance, new immigrant centers, soup kitchens, battered women shelters, terrorist victim assistance, and so much more. To learn more about Israel Relief Aid, click here


Something Special at Yom HaShoah

Holding hand of Holocaust Survivor

Everyone wants to get on the computer, read the news in their language, have access to the world outside and enjoy reading in their language.

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