October Tzedakah Box Supports Susan’s House
Our October Tzedakah Box supports Susan’s House, a unique vocational rehabilitation program located in Jerusalem. Susan’s House was established in 2002 as an on-the-job training workshop for youth at risk. Teens from age 15 to 18, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, work under the guidance of adults, including some of Israel’s most popular artists, learning how to make beautiful jewelry, glass art, ceramics and housewares, which are then sold worldwide.
The teens at Susan’s House are not only trained for a potential career, but also learn skills that allow them to create and follow their own business plans. The hands-on experience — coupled with personal attention and therapeutic support offered by a social worker and other staff — helps the teens gain much-needed self-confidence.
Susan’s House was named in memory of Susan Kaplansky, an American-born Israeli artist who died of cancer in 2002, at the age of 38. Susan’s dream was to create an art center that could rehabilitate and integrate teens at risk into the labor force through art. Your generous donations will help provide a safe place where homeless and troubled youth receive guidance and train to become independent, productive citizens. For more information, please visit susanshouse.org.il.
To make an online donation, visit the Beth Am donation 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 – Susan's House, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Thank you for your support.