Yad Ezra V’Shulamit – Helping the needy Israelis fight poverty


Yad Ezra V’Shulamit is an organization which addresses the immediate needs of the needy and poor families, irrespective of their ethnicity, religion, location and age. The organization was found in the year 1998 and since they started delivering food baskets. In the same year, they started off by delivering baskets to 50 local families. They have been expanded throughout the nation and they also have holiday and weekly food distributions of thousands of baskets, centers of children who feed more than 500 children everyday thereby helping more than 8000 teens.

Yad Ezra V’Shulamit understands that poverty isn’t something that exists in a vacuum and hence over the year their services have expanded beyond just delivering food baskets. They also empower the teens at risk, offer vocational guidance and training and enrich the experience of underprivileged children. At present, nearly 100,000 individuals depend on this organisation to break through the shackles of poverty.

The founder of this noble organisation Yad Ezra V’Shulamit

The post would have been incomplete if we didn’t mention the founder of the organisation, Aryeh Lurie who is also the director. He had made a personal promise to defeat the challenges of poverty, accomplish financial stability and also help others in performing well. The organisation was named after his parents and set up the model according to the values of kindness and charity which they have imbibed within their community and family. Lurie runs this organisation like he runs his personal life and he exudes noteworthy sense of responsibility for the welfare of every Jew. Lurie lives in Jerusalem along with his spouse and kids.

Feed a Baby Project

They have a project which helps all the malnourished babies in Israel. More than one-third of Israeli families live below the poverty line and this includes numerous babies who either miss their meals or have their portions diluted while feeding. These babies have higher chances of experiencing big problems in their physical development in the near future. Hence, there are several things that they do for a baby who lives under the poverty line and who doesn’t have any resource of eating the right foods.

If you have the wish and eagerness to find out the best way to donate money to Israel, taking help of Yad Ezra V’Shulamit, you can do so and reverse this trend of poverty among the Israeli kids by delivering them baby food, baby formula, wipes, diapers and infant products to several new mothers who are in dire need of help.

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