November Tzedakah Box Supports Friends by Nature -- Community Empowerment
Recent months have seen mass protests in Israel calling for improvements in the situation of Ethiopian Jews, who face systemic discrimination, higher poverty and lower employment than other Israelis. Our November Tzedakah Box will support Friends by Nature -- Community Empowerment, an outstanding non-profit Israeli organization established in 2005 by a diverse group of Ethiopian Israelis and veteran Israelis, all committed to multiculturalism and the success of immigrant communities in Israel. Friends by Nature runs programs for at-risk Ethiopian Israeli youth and their families, focusing on developing youth leadership, improving academic skills and strengthening families and communities. After two years of FBN programming, the high school dropout rate in those neighborhoods fell from nearly 80% to ZERO.
Your generous gifts will help a new generation of Ethiopian Israelis build successful lives as contributing members of society. For more information, visit the Friends by Nature website.
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 – Friends by Nature, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Thank you for your support.