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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Crime & Law, Judaism, Rehabilitation Services for Offenders, Religion

Mission: Family services, ethical education, rabbinical visitations,religious freedom advocacy, programs for prisons and the military.

Programs: Educational and religious programs within the federal, state, & local prision system; prisoner rehab; alternative sentencing programs. Approx 12,500 people served

family services; counseling & referral services for families in crisis and children at risk; emergency financial assistance; ehtical education; religious freedom advocacy; public education programs. Approx 22,000 people served

educational and religious programs within the military. Approx 7,000 people served

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Miriam B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

He has been ill for so long, he is the last survivor of a nationwide blood products contamination, which made many sick during the mid-1980's in France. The three sicknesses may have gone to his head. My husband became incompetent from transfusion-acquired diseases 25 yrs. ago in French ER that strayed into CNS through the liver. While we avoided the NYC winter for health reasons he was
brought down in FL. with a severe attack of dementia. I stayed as long as I could afford Florida.

I went back home to New York twice. I returned to MIA for a hearing Aug. 6th where I was able to convince the judge to place him in a hospital in Florida City, so he can get the medical attention he needs. I last saw Elie Aug. 24th. It is urgent I get back to him and make sure his rights are upheld and he knows he is loved, but if I can't, at least the Aleph Institute is watching his back.

The Rabbis from Aleph Institute have visited him many times and brought him his prayer items, encouraged him to maintain his Judaism during this crisis and reminded him he is not alone, B"H! He only reads French and Hebrew and I am his only family member in the US.

Because the Rabbis and staff at Aleph visit and help him on so many levels I am more at peace in that I can't be with him.
I created a website asking for additional donations directly to me so I can travel back. It is https://sites.google.com/site/arttzaddikim/ but I really could never raise enough funds to do the genuine outreach performed daily for so many other people too.

Since I am a single individual, I have not been able to raise anything so the fact that a non-profit takes the reins and do for me what I can't do for myself and for him is the true meaning of following through with the mission of the Aleph Institute.

Email me at arttzaddikim@gmail.com for further testimonial details.
(Anyone interested in helping me protect him, get legal help, raise transfer costs, write to me at POB 6222, Surfside, FL 33154. My mail is forwarded to NYC, as I am stranded here trying to get back to visit him as he is getting sicker! Donations can be made to Miriam Bens)