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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

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

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working at Melabev for nearly six years. The love and warmth that each participant receives is beyond words. Many families experience fears and worries when dealing with Alzheimer patients- Melabev is the perfect address. Melabev helps not only the seniors but the families too. The seniors are also involved in the community so they feel a sense of giving too- the seniors are involved in projects like making packages for soldiers and for needy families, making sandwiches for hungry childrenbar and bat mitzvah programs baby parades and so much more. Melabev is just a wonderful place

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

With the state of care for Alzheimer's sufferers in Israel today, Melabev are far ahead of the curve! Well worth looking into and supporting!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

After answering the call of Melabev's Jerusalem head and founder (Leah Abramowitz) to set up Melabev Beit Shemesh, I was lucky enough to come upon Shoshana Lichtman, an experienced Geriatric Community Nurse, with a growing family, and a reputation for community volunteerism. I just knew this was the person to run the Beit Shemesh Melabev Center for the elderly! Shoshana has made this program double its days of service (from one to two, to four working days a week!), has increased her original budget of one staff member besides herself to a full and active staff of professionals, and has a treasure of volunteers all vying to come and work in this fun, warm, smiling and always active environment at Melabev Beit Shemesh! Melabev Beit Shemesh provides much needed respite for families of Dementia (Alzheimers and Related Disorders) families, and gives a day of care and fun and meaning to the Dementia and other seniors. I am so very proud of Melabev Beit Shemesh! When I visit or volunteer (singing), I am always in tears, from being so moved at seeing the joy on the faces of the participants, the volunteers and staff. This is a miracle place which blossomed so greatly under the management and leadership of Shoshana Lichtman! They are 5 Star!!! Barbara Brown BSW/MSW, Founder of Melabev Beit Shemesh

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For the past 20 years I have been associated with the special, caring organization, Melabev as a volunteer, counselor and family member of 2 Melabev members. I have been so proud to be a part of such special, professional, loving staff who give their heart and soul to the Altzheimers' patients and their families. I personally felt the happiness of my mother who said,"I had such a wonderful day-I wish I could remember what we did; wish you could have been there"...she always returned in such a good mood which helped our whole family's mood!

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Melabev 11/12/2009

Dear Debbie, You have been a wonderful volunteer - and we know you were a very special daughter to your Mom, a"h. Best, Susan

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Professional Caregiver.I am from a kibbutz called "Tzora".My client was suffering from Alzheimer's and the day-care centre on the kibbutz wasn't very forthcoming with regards to help,I was on my own and very much isolated.Relying on the courses that I had behind me,I looked for creative alternatives and come up stuck everytime.I had remembered doing a pratical with an organization called "Melabev" and asked the kibbutz social worker to investigate the matter.After enquiring I was surprised at how efficient the were and before I new it I was at Melabev Beit Shemesh.The organization is a wonderful,caring and warm place to which my client feels completely comfortable.Melabev makes my client feel like a king.Melabev makes my client smile really BIG.Melabev always has a shoulder to cry on.Thank you Melabev for your support and enthusiasm.Melabev makes sure no client gets left behind.