AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR MELABEV INC

Rating: 4.84 stars   68 reviews

Issues: International

Location: 7827 Ampere Ave % Cydney Josephy N Hollywood CA 91605 USA

Mission: The American Committee for Melabev helps provide funding for Melabev day care centers, home care programs and related services for older adults with Alzheimer's symptoms and their families.
Results: Melabev day care centers and a home care program enances their quality of life and sense of well being.  Our professional staff offers paliative activities for those at the end of life.  We offer the family caregivers models for caregivers, guidance, counseling and support.  Our Institute for Studies in Aging (Geriatric Institute) offers accredited courses for professionals in the field of eldercare regardless of their place of work.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 500 older adults in our day care center and home care programs.
Geographic areas served: Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 02-0770465
+972-2-655-5826
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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

Melabev is a great orginazation they are so dedicated to the elders i love going there to volunteer The Melabev bat mitzvah program is amazing

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Caring volunteers of all ages, from one month till over 90

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

I just wanted to take a few seconds of your time to comment on what a wonderful program Melabev of Bet Shemesh is. I have been involved in a few facets. Firstly, I brought my children when they were infants and toddlers to there monthly baby parade. It was so wonderful to watch the elderly clients interact with these babies. The joy on their faces was priceless. Next, my 11 year old daughter is involved in there bat mitzvah program. They cook and deliver food to the elderly and partake in some of the programs at the center. I can truly say she is gaining more from this project then the Melabev members. Melabev is very well run by a team of excellent and special individuals. I hope this program continues for many years to come.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Many great programs such as the Beit Shemesh baby parade and Bat mitzvah chesed program.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

I have worked at Melabev and have gotten others to volunteer as well. I'm a balloontwister and Stilwalker and I've volunteered as well as gotten my son's class to volunteer as well to twist balloons and distribute them at Melabev. Overall, I've found the experience to be both worthwhile and very rewarding. Bringing something fun and colorful made a impact and I hope to keep coming back to bring smiles to the people there. Seeing the older people wearing balloon hats and holding balloon animals always bring a smile to my face as well

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I enjoyed twisting balloons and bringing smiles to the folks there. A few years ago I brought my son's class to twist balloons as well

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very special and giving

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to come more often

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

I am writng to share some thoughts about Melabev's wonderful program and staff. I have driven some of the elderly to Melabev programs and have always been impressed and touched by what I see. The director is always there awaiting the day-program seniors with a very pleasant and warm greeting. It is a very organized program and the people there seem very happy and busy! I am also familiar with Melabev through a Bat Mitzva program which my daughter attends. She is learning "hands on" about true chesed and how to help people within her community who may be less fortunate than she is. Through Melabev the girls are helping prepare and deliver meals to the needy and/or homebound, as well as working on projects together with the seniors at the day program.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very diligent, devoted and caring. Always with a smile and warm disposition.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Melabev is a very worthy organization, which helps elderly people suffering from memory loss related illnesses. I have volunteered for them on numerous occasions and have seen the great work they do.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

totally dedicated to the cause and gave their all to help the elders have better quality of life.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build a real state of the art center for the elderly and expand their activities to every day and help more elders and their families cope with the problems they face every day.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

My daughter just started the Melabev Bat Mitzvah program. She and her friends cooked and packaged meals under the supervision of the Melabev staff and they then delivered the packages to needy families and homebound elderly. It was an amazing experience. We are looking forward to the rest of the activities on the program- making arts and crafts with the elderly at the Melabev center that they will package as gifts for needy children, entertaining the elderly etc.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing how well the girls worked together to package food for the needy, all under the extremely efficient supervision of the director of Melabev

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely devoted

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Confusion, terror, aggravation, and fear. Those words amongst many others are triggered in a person's mind when he hears the word “Alzheimer’s Disease". An Alzheimer's sufferer is vulnerable and hopeless. He is vulnerable and hopeless when he has yet been introduced to Melabev. Melabev is a wonderful organization giving hope and life to those whose days left are few. Melabev gives the Alzheimer’s patient a reason to wake up in the morning and hope for a brighter future. Melabev has day care centers for elderly around Jerusalem and in Beit Shemesh. As the daughter of the director of the Beit Shemesh branch I really know what goes on there. The optimistic attitudes and golden hearts of the warm and caring staff at Melabev is what keeps the place going and keeps the patients alive! The staff at Melabev prepare many activities. They have baby parades, a monthly unique sandwich project (preparing sandwiches for local needy children), preparing packages for IDF soldiers, arts and crafts, music, magic shows, and many more enjoyable and productive activities. Melabev has a great computer program that focuses on memory and cognitive skills. What is really special about this organization is that it stresses the act of giving. Melabev functions mainly on donations and volunteer staff. I wish this wonderful organization much continued success.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Build them their own facility

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The power of giving to others and appriciation that I'm not in the clients' unfortunate situations.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

only one word can describe them, okay 2 words; AMAZING and DEVOTION!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a facility and allow poor clients to attend under "scholorship"

Ways to make it better...

They had a nice facility

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of their own facility

One thing I'd also say is that...

THEY NEED A FACILITY!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have had several experiences with the organization all of which were very positive. I have had the opportunity to visit the Bet Shemesh facility many times during my trips to Israel. I always come away feeling uplifted after I see the smiles on the faces of the many individuals that attend the facility. They are very well cared for and are receiving wonderful care during their attendance at the facility.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing first hand how well the residents are treated. The Bet Shemesh facility provides a variety of interesting and entertaining activities that are very well receievd by those that attend.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The look on the residents faces when they are actually participating in the many activities that are provided for them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

absoluty fabulous. They are evry caring and take their job, which is voluntary, very seriously. They all have established a very positive bond with the residents.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

invest it in purchasing a new state of the art facility so that they could improve the human factors of the environment that currently exists. They could then offer more extesive programs and provide services to more individuals.

Ways to make it better...

The one thing that is lacking is a state of the art facility. The quarters are old and the staff makes due with what they have but the program could only improve if the facilities were updated. They would alsobe able to accomodate more people as well.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

An absolut fantastic organization that helps all groups in a community. From the elderly that cannot always be cared for at home to the young whose families may not have a money to feed them. I have bought my baby to a baby parade to give joy to old people and my son has helped perform for elderly.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional and totally selfless. They give alot of time and devotion to the needs of this organization and do a suberb job.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Amazing organization, run by dedicated people who help enrich the lives of the elderly ,particularly loss afflicted with memory impairments.Provide them with a structured ,enriching and fun program to spend their time at with peers who become their friends!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fantastic, dedicated to constantly finding creative ways to improve their programming for the seniors

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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