May Tzedakah Box Supports Dental Volunteers for Israel
Our May Tzedakah Box donations will support Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI), the largest free dental clinic in Israel, offering state-of-the-art treatment thanks to volunteer dentists, both Jewish and non-Jewish, from all corners of the world. Since 1980, DVI has offered free dental care to needy Israelis, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity. Each year they serve thousands of impoverished, homeless and at-risk children and youth aged 4 to 26, providing comprehensive oral hygiene education as well as dental care. In addition, they provide free dentures to needy elderly and Holocaust survivors.
DVI was created by Trudi Birger, whose privileged childhood in Germany ended abruptly at the age of 7 with the rise of Nazism. Trudi survived a death camp, where her teeth were knocked out by a Nazi guard. After immigrating to Israel and working with needy children, she became aware of their physical and psychological suffering due to severe dental problems. DVI is the fulfillment of her dream to alleviate the suffering of those who cannot afford proper dental care. Learn more about Dental Volunteers for Israel.
To make an online donation, visit the Beth Am online payment page and click on "Tzedakah Box" from the 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 – Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI), 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Thank you for your support.