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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Emergency Assistance, Human Services, International, International Relief, Judaism, Religion, Youth Centers & Clubs

Mission: To eliminate poverty in low income families in Israel by mobilization of resources (human and material); to develop a local and national grassroots network whose aim is to provide food and emergency relief to a minimum of 2,500 families weekly and educational enrichment to 1,000 children and youth aged 6-18, and pre-vocational training for youth aged 15-18 weekly, as an alternative to street life; and to provide bread and other basic staples on a daily basis at greatly reduced costs or no cost to those who 

Geographic areas served: Israel

Programs: Yad Ezra V'Shulamit provides 2,500 weekly food parcels and over 12,000 parcels for the holidays; clothing, furniture and emergency relief to severely disadvantaged families in Jerusalem and in ten locations in the northern and southern peripheries of Israel. 

  1. To eliminate poverty in low income families/ neighborhoods/communities by mobilization of resources, both human and material 
  2. To break the cycle of poverty, one child at a time.
  1. To develop a local and national network whose aim is to offer food supplements, clothing and emergency relief such as ovens, refrigerators, blankets, heaters and monetary assistance to 2,500 families
  2. To advocate anti-hunger laws in Israeli legislature

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 Don D.2


Rating: 4

I am a disabled US Veteran on a small income but I make sure my donation to Yad Ezra is the very first thing I do every month. I have been blessed to be able to donate to Yad Ezra.

My Chihuahuas, Oscar and Nico send greetings from Seattle..
Don and Julie.

Review from Guidestar


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I work for the Jerusalem branch of Yad Ezra v'Shulamit. The staff, both paid and volunteers, put their all into this organization. They work hard to help those in need by providing food, clothing and school supplies for children, and helping the breadwinners of the family find jobs so they can support themselves.