Ezer Mizion, Israel’s largest health support organization, helps hundreds of thousands of people each year. But it is not just the masses they help. Each story is an individual - each person, each family whose life has been made better because of Ezer Mizion. Personally, Ezer Mizion has helped us out with personal medical matters several times, once even passed midnight.
When i was pregnant and under strict instruction to lie. and being a mother of several little children with all close family on the other side of the ocean, Ezer Mizion's food distribution was a lifesaver. My husband haveing to hold the role of both father and housewife as well as continuing to appear at work on a regular basis was extremely challenging. Not having to worry about a hot meal every day was a tremendous weigh off his shoulders
As a donor, I feel that I get the most for my money by donating to an organization that has so many different programs and services and therefore impacts on the lives of so many people. Ezer Mizion helps thousands of people annually (over 650,000) so by supporting Ezer Mizion I too touch the lives of so many!
Ezer Mizion is one of a kind. They are available to help in any way they can. They do their work with love, descretion and care. Services are provided free of charge but clients are treated as important customers.
I am deeply grateful to them for all the help I have received from them over the years that I have been living in Israel. Whether it was for standard assistance or in times of emergency, they were there for me.
My elderly parents went to live in Israel in 1998. They were looking forward to their retirement there, but sadly only two and a half years later my father had to have a hip replacement. This did not go well and he had a very deep infection in his thigh bone that refused to heal. My mother and sister did not know where to find advice and help, especially as neither knew much medical Hebrew. Ezer Mizion was where they were referred to. They gave them medical advice so that they understood what was going on and could find treatments that were available. They gave referrals to doctors to find the best place for surgery. The Ezer Mizion ambulance transport facility to and from the nursing home and hospital meant that those issues were taken care of and this helped my mother greatly. When my mother, sister or other carer was staying in the hospital, Ezer Mizion ensured that there was always food in the hospital for them too so that no one was hungry. In short, I fell that the support given by Ezer Mizion to my family during this difficult period was exemplary and demonstrates that they deserve every support and encouragement to continue in their vital work.
Ezer mizion is the greatest place!! i was a volunteer in the summer day camp for special Children, and it was amaizing to see how much they help every one and any one that needs!!
Ezer Mizion has been here for my family since our arrival in Israel 12 years ago. Anytime a medical need arises I know that I can turn to Ezer Mizion for advice and for real help. Wether its for hot meals in the emergency room, free medical equipment loan, hydrotherapy, advice for and early intervention, daily home visits to my elderly mother visiting from the States, their caring and concern are incomprable. If there is a way to help, Ezer Mizion will do it.
To our new Ezer Mizion family,
That has no boundaries of time,
Nor boundaries of will,
Whose power of giving
Is beyond all imagination.
Our blessing is
That you be blessed with strength and much ability
To continue and sweeten the path
With the great insight and pleasantness
That we have had the merit to see in you.
I wanted to thank you for the Sweet Retreat that strengthened, enriched, pampered.
Thank you for all the activities, both for mothers and daughters, giving us all a chance to rest a bit from our day to day occupation and to see that, in essence, we are all the same. We all share the same challenges, with our children always around us and in our hearts, and dependent on our constant care.
We could see that you thought of everything, and that it was all meticulously planned.
May Hashem give you all your well deserved reward. Thank you, and best wishes for good health for all.
A Bouquet for Those Who Water the Flowers
There is an ancient legend that says
That when a child enters the world
An “angel” is born with him in heaven.
I have an angel, we all have.
There is an ancient legend that says
That when a child enters the world
A “star” is created together with him in heaven.
You, I, we all have stars. . . .
There is an ancient legend that says
That when a baby enters the world
He is a flower in the heavenly garden. . .
An angel gives him the dew of heaven to drink
And nourishes him with the warmth of the stars.
But sometimes it happens that a star is hidden;
That the rays of warmth and of light are delayed;
That an angel strays from the path
and doesn’t water the flowers equally
So that their growth is delayed.
And some of the flower’s petals are defective.
But this deficiency doesn’t affect the flower’s
beauty, its happiness, or the glory of its soul.
Because we know how to “see” with our ears
And our eyes “hear” the singing of birds.
We have learned to “see” with our hands
And to “hear” with them melodies and sounds.
We have learned that man is like a bird in flight.
Like a flower that is joyous in G-d’s grace.
And if there are flowers whose petals are unhealthy
Their souls are rich, their roots are deep.
AND YOU ARE G-D’S MESSENGERS
You are the warmth
You are the strength
You are the light
You are the angels
Who water the flowers
And give us the strength to continue
And to look ahead with hope
And for all of this many, many, many
Esti M. and family
Dear Tehilla, Avital and Orit,
There are sweet little kids, hardly noticed at all
And bigger kids that everyone always recalls.
These children are stars that twinkle so bright,
Illuminating the world each day with their light.
But if they are the stars, then you are the sun
Kindling the glow in each and every one.
Darkness and pain, from them you release -
Illuminating their path with softness and peace.
Like the sun in the sky, you shower your light
And make sure that for them, everything's just right.
You work with these souls the whole year, throughout
Their deep, hidden feelings, you gently draw out.
And then after a year, when they grow and they learn,
Comes the great summer camp for which all year they yearn.
Tehilla and Avital, the summer camp coordinate,
Planning and arranging a program that's great.
Orit organizes the line-ups - simply amazing,
A smile on her face, her mouth always praising.
Thank you all for the love that you lend,
And the faith and hope that in Naomi you extend.
Thanks for all you do to take such good care,
Keeping her happy and occupied the entire year.
Special thanks for everything!
Naomi's big sister,
I am a teenage girl. I participated in the Lev Same'ach summer camp, and I also spend time once a week with a special child. I have a tremendous love for Hashem's special children. When I went to the Tel Aviv performance of Ahava Rabbah, presented by a cast of special children, tears came to my eyes. The dozens of innocent faces looked to me like flowers blossoming before my eyes. I felt like stretching out my arms and embracing every one of them, "Angels! I want to touch your purity, your divine perfection!" I could hardly contain my feelings.
Just one day earlier, I was in the Newborn Ward of the hospital, and I saw a tiny, perfect baby, just born. It seemed so simple and self understood that the new parents would bring home a healthy baby, wrapped in a warm velvety blanket. I couldn't help thinking of other mothers, whose little "chicks" come in a different guise…
Yet, I felt that Hashem above turns to His angels and boasts: "Look at my precious children. See how they cope with challenges – and how they help others cope. Look at Ezer Mizion, and see the power of 'Ahava Rabbah' – vast love."
How fortunate we are that we have an organization like this, that giving hearts such as these reside among us.
I work as a pre-school teacher, in Pre 1A. I joined the "Active Nurturing Playground" project last year.
I feel that the Active Nurturing Playground (ANP) has opened new horizons for me in my work with children in the sensory-motor area. This is a very crucial area at the pre-school age, since, as is well known, physical movements are the first skills that develop in the young child.
The ANP project created an enabling environment in my pre-school class, one that enables all the children, not just those with challenges. All of the children have an opportunity to engage in sensory motor activity in a fun and enjoyable way that effectively enhances the learning process, social skills and behavior.
The ANP gave me the tools to more easily pinpoint the child with challenges and to help him as much as possible.
In addition, the project gave me marvelous tools and the ability to pass information on to the parents and to clearly define their child's difficulties. In this way, I am able to foster in them trust and acceptance. As a result, they are willing and able to act on the recommendations given to them.
The ANP kit contains varied and challenging equipment. The mentor, does wonderful work, conveying her subject in a comprehensive, clear and structured fashion.
Her cooperative efforts with us, the pre-school teachers, and with the children in the group, produce real results in the field. Here is a striking example of a case in point:
The mother was ill with cancer, and her hospitalizations were frequent. Each time the mother was hospitalized, the child was passed from one neighbor to the next, until a family was found that would take her on a regular basis each time the mother was not at home. In addition to this difficult family background, she also had personal challenges.
There was a gap of two years and three months between her and her classmates. She had difficulties in organization, language retrieval, and understanding instructions. At snack time, she would become very dirty and this automatically created social rejection as well.
Into this mess stepped the wonderful project of the ANP.
Before we became involved with the ANP, we worked a lot with the child in group and individual work. The miracle was that the girl's motivation to learn was very high. She was willing to give up on free play time in order to progress and learn. In addition, she received therapy once a week at the Child Development Clinic. Still and all, her progress was in tiny, baby steps.
The minute we started working with her in the ANP, it was as if the cork was pulled out and everything started to move. She needed this motor activity in a massive, basic and consistent dosage.
We came to a stage that the Child Development Clinic wanted to close her case. They said: "The child has closed gaps in an amazing way. What happened? A miracle?" No!
She simply had not had the opportunity until now to engage in so many varied activities. We divided the children of the class into groups of five, and included her every time. In this manner, she had many opportunities to upgrade her abilities with the teacher's guidance.
I feel that Ezer Mizion has succeeded in giving us a product that we can use. This is a project that suits us perfectly – its content, the lectures, the mentoring staff. In this way, a bond of trust is formed between us, them, the children and the parents – and the results are self-evident.
This entire project is not something that "was, and is finished." It is a new direction that has penetrated and will remain forever.
It's just wonderful – thank you! We will be very happy to keep up the fertile collaboration in other projects in the future.
Dear Children's Division of Ezer Mizion,
We want to express our feelings about the beautiful time we spent with you. I never thought that a speech therapy session could be such a positive experience. You would think that it would pose difficulties for a family – but for us it was simply a pleasure. Every day, the child asked – when are we going to Miriam?
The warmth, patience and tranquility that Miriam Tzarfati radiated to the child (and to me, when I accompanied him) was something special. Today, a half year after starting therapy, you can hardly recognize him as the same child. His speech has improved fantastically. His calmness and control have also shown marked improvement.
The entire staff of the Children's Division was just wonderful – smiling Shosha, gentle Re'ut, and Rachel from the game room, who came up with the wonderful idea of sending games home with us – in short, everybody!
May you be blessed in all your endeavors,
With our deepest appreciation,
The M. family and little David
Dear all the angels involved in this holy work!
As the mother of a counselor who participated in Ezer Mizion's summer camp in Petach Tikvah, I wanted to express to you my tremendous appreciation for allowing my daughter the privilege to be with you, give of herself, and discover her hidden strengths.
Words cannot capture the tremendous, elevating experience that she went through and is still drawing from until today – in addition to the fact that the camp opened her eyes to a different world, a world where every single person is of no less value than herself.
I feel that these days contributed a great deal to deepening her inner world and developing her character. She can hardly wait for the joint weekends for the children and counselors!
My blessings for your continued wonderful work~
To my dear teacher
Words cannot express my thanks for your wonderful therapy.
Every minute was an experience, every moment was filled with enjoyment.
For the marvelous attitude, the heaps of patience and understanding, and for helping me progress and learn happily –
May Hashem bless you and may you succeed in all your endeavors!
Subject: Ezer Mizion Afternoon Activity Clubs for Children with Special Needs in Elad
At the conclusion of the first half year of its operation, we want to thank Ezer Mizion for the marvelous afternoon program for special children in Elad. Words cannot describe the devotion, dedicated care and tremendous love which our children receive there every single day. We are constantly amazed by the creative projects, the nutritious meals, and the amazing work of the outstanding, warm staff, which invests all its energy in boundless giving!
We sing the praises of the one conducting this remarkable "symphony," Ms. Sarah Susan (Susie), an exceptional director who dedicates all her time and her entire soul for the benefit of these special children. Our heartfelt thanks also go to the devoted workers Estie Rozhin, Bosmat Chalfon, Leah Kaufman and Malkie Hoffman.
In these few months, our children have progressed unbelievably in speech, motor skills, life skills, and more … The calmness, smile, and beaming joy that illuminates their face when they get home at 6:00 (!!) in the evening is our greatest feedback that they are enjoying this afternoon program very, very much. And, of course, we are given the opportunity to rest and devote time to the children's siblings.
With Hashem's help, may we together merit seeing our special children's education and growth. May you be Divinely blessed, and may we all enjoy nachat from all of our offspring!
Wishing you boundless blessings from Above"
The Y., F., A. and T. families