June Tzedakah Box Supports the Jaffa Institute
Our June Tzedakah Box supports the Jaffa Institute, established in 1982 as a private, non-profit, multi-service social agency to assist the city of Jaffa’s severely disadvantaged children and families. Through more than 30 initiatives, their programs reach 4,000 Israelis, both Jewish and Arab, every year. With a high unemployment and poverty rate, 53% of children in Jaffa and south Tel Aviv drop out of school before graduating from 12th grade. The Jaffa Institute’s After School Activity Programs provide comprehensive services to hundreds of underprivileged children (grades 1-6) from the greater Jaffa area. Each day, their buses pick up the children from school, transport them to the program site, and then back home at the end of the day.
At the Institute, they work with a staff of dedicated therapeutic counselors to address their behavioral or learning difficulties. Activities include one-on-one emotional therapy, group therapy activities to encourage social development, academic plans coordinated with the individual child’s schoolwork, parent-child therapy sessions, and more. Your generous donations can help break the cycle of poverty for these at-risk children. For more information, please visit their website.
To make an online donation, visit the Beth Am Give page and select "Tzedakah Box" from the list of funds (click magnifying glass to see list of funds). Or, your donations may be placed in any of the tzedakah boxes on the Beth Am campus (in the Sanctuary foyer, Beit Kehillah or Administrative Office). If you prefer to make your donation by check, please make it payable to Congregation Beth Am and mail to: Congregation Beth Am, Attn: Tzedakah Box - The Jaffa Institute, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Thank you for your support!