Tzedakah V'Chesed is a top Israeli charity that feeds, educates and clothes children from families-at-risk. We believe that knowledge and education are the best ways to break the cycle of poverty. From the youngest age up to high school, we take impoverished and hungry kids and support them to their ultimate success. Tzedakah V'Chesed, a top Jewish charity organization, is the lifeline of the Safed (Tzfat) community, one of the most sacred and poverty-stricken Jewish cities in the Holy Land. Donating to Tzedakah V'Chesed is your way to support Israel, feed children, educate girls and provide clothing for poor families.Donate
“It is a very great mitzvah to help this top Israeli charity school in every possible way. I give a special blessing to anyone who helps and provides assistance: a blessing and success in spiritual and material matters, and every good thing.”HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, shlit”a
130 students. 20 teachers, psychologists and social workers. Small classes, warm relationships, private tutoring: each student gets what she needs, physically, emotionally and scholastically.
70 children in our preschool: 3-year-old nursery, 4-year old nursery and kindergarten. A team of 10 educators providing a happy, loving environment, with lots of individual attention.
25 babies and toddlers from homes with no adult capable of caring for them during the day. 5 nurturing staff members there from 7AM to 4PM, supplying them with a strong emotional, physical and developmental foundation.
A relaxed, healthy afternoon environment for children from broken homes or with both parents working full-time. Hot lunch, homework help, creative activities and life skills workshops.
Our school kitchen prepares and cooks meals each day. Menus are created by a certified nutritionist to ensure the the children get healthy, tasty and high quality food.
Every year for Pesach and Sukkot, all of our children receive new, beautiful clothing for the holiday.
We run 6 buses and 7 minibuses for students all over Tzfat and the nearby towns, relieving parents of the financial burden of school transportation.
Our parent body doesn’t have the financial resources to cover Pesach expenses. We distribute generous baskets of groceries, enabling families to have a relaxed, happy holiday.
Mr. Sasson is bedridden due to an inoperable heart condition, and his wife cares for him around the clock. Disability payments do not cover the family’s living expenses. From their three daughters who study at Tzedakah V’Chesed, we found out that Mrs. Sasson was planning dairy meals for Pesach, because they couldn’t afford meat. Then Mr. Sasson was hospitalized and Mrs. Sasson didn’t have time to prepare ANY meals. Tzedakah V’Chesed arranged for them to receive nearly all their Pesach needs. The Sassons had food for Pesach… and the happiness of knowing that people care about them. Truly a top Israeli charity.
What makes Tzedakah V'Chesed a top Israeli charity? Boaz, Yehudah and Yaakov are triplets. Several years ago their father suffered a stroke and is unable to support his family. When the triplets were 2 years old, their mother was having a difficult time caring for them, in addition to managing the household and the 6 older children. With no income, however, no daycare center would accept them. Tzedakah V’Chesed welcomed Boaz, Yehudah and Yaakov’s, ensuring that all their needs were met: from three solid meals a day to love and warmth. The cost to their parents? Nothing. Today Boaz, Yehudah and Yaakov are in our kindergarten: three happy, well-adjusted children.
Orit is 5 years old. Her mother suffers from severe depression. If Orit would go home after school, there would be no lunch waiting for her and no one available to care for her until the evening when her exhausted father returns home from work. At the Tzedakah V’Chesed after-school program, Orit receives a hot, nutritious lunch, help with her homework, and fun extra-curricular activities. Orit also participates in special life skills workshops, which help her to acquire basic social and self-care skills she’ll need to succeed in life. This constelation of program sets Tzedakah V'Chesed apart as a top Israeli charity.
Racheli comes from a family in extreme economic distress. Her mother suffers from severe chronic mental problems and her two adolescent sisters have dropped out of school. When Racheli first came to Tzedakah V’Chesed, her clothing was dirty and she looked neglected. She had no books, had difficulty reading and writing, and was unable to concentrate on her studies. We gave Racheli new clothing that she could be proud to wear to school. We provide her with textbooks and tutoring in her weak scholastic areas. Above all, Racheli receives understanding, support and love.
Simcha’s parents waited many years to become parents, and were thrilled when Simcha was born. Simcha’s father was trained as a lawyer, but after they made Aliya to raise their only daughter in Israel, he was unable to find a job. Their economic situation deteriorated to the point where they didn’t always have food in the house. There was certainly no money to give Simcha the Jewish education her parents dreamed of. Today Simcha receives transportation to the Tzedakah V’Chesed nursery school free of charge, and a beautiful Jewish education from the devoted staff at this top Israeli charity school.
Sara’s mother was a convert who came from the United States and settled in Israel. She ran a beautiful Torah household with 12 happy children... until she died of cancer when Sara was only three years old. Sara's father was broken by the loss of his wife. Unable to function, he could not take care of his children or their home. Tzedakah V’Chesed supported Sara’s family emotionally and financially. With her father's consent, we found Sara a foster family. Both Sara and the foster family maintain a warm relationship with Sara's father. Today Sara receives the love, warmth and care that every child deserves.