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World Wide Call For 2D Artworks To Benefit Youth Aliyah Rescue Programs. Deadline is September 15, 2019

Since 1934, Hadassah sponsored Youth Aliyah programs have given over 300,000 young people from 80 lands a new path to a successful future.  Hadassah fundraises for schools, dorms, clubhouses, playgrounds, emotional support systems, counseling, education, art activities, and athletics by promoting Youth Aliyah donation cards and certificates.  The organization is seeking entries for new images and has initiated a Call For Art.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  We urge you to share this call! Deadline is September 15, 2019.






HADASSAH   Youth Aliyah





Youth Aliyah needs new certificates and invitation shells.  

Will YOUR artwork be on them?






Youth Aliyah, Healing Family and Community. Working in the vineyards of Mt. Carmel





Nearly a third of Israel’s children live in poverty, according to a 2014 report by the National Council for the Child in Israel. In addition, more than 450,000 children suffer from high-risk situations such as physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, learning disability without access to proper resources, or a lack of basic rights.



Hadassah founder, Henrietta Szold (front center) with children from a Youth Aliyah village. Courtesy Hadassah archives


The Hadassah-supported Meir Shfeyah, Ramat Hadassah Szold, and Hadassah Neurim Youth Aliyah Villages serve students who have been unsuccessful in other educational frameworks and are at risk of being abandoned to the streets.  Young immigrants and at-risk native Israelis receive not only shelter and food, but counseling, education, and other supportive services in our youth villages. From Hebrew-language lessons and classes on Jewish heritage to athletics and art, Youth Aliyah students receive the help and attention they need to develop into productive members of Israeli society.




Members of Neurim Youth Aliyah Village Robotics team makes their mark at an international competition




Youth Aliyah Child Rescue continues to play a role in the absorption of young newcomers to Israel, particularly from the former Soviet Union and Africa. In addition, the organization offers a second chance to Israeli youth who have been designated ‘at risk’ by child care authorities.  Children in the care of Youth Aliyah are housed in five youth residential villages in Israel. The villages include schools, dorms, clubhouses and playgrounds, and offer emotional support, education, developmental training and extra-curricular activity.



Photo Courtesy of Ziv Ababa. An Ethiopian Israeli woman harvests vegetables she planted with Youth Aliyah students, recreating an African village in the foothills of Mount Carmel. Article courtesy of the Christian Science Monitor



The children come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and often have serious emotional, psychological and behavioral difficulties. Many come from disadvantaged, low income or dysfunctional families, very often single-parent families. They are often at risk because of poverty, neglect, domestic violence, sexual abuse, drug or alcohol abuse, mental illness, homelessness or delinquent behaviour. Other children suffer from cancer and need respite care, while others come from families that have been victims of terror.










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