The “Women of valour” venture

The “Women of valour” venture People often ignore Israel’s unsung heroes: the thousands of women who were left to hold the fort alone, while their husbands went off to fight for peace in our homeland. Juggling remote work, housework and child care, all in the midst of war, and alone is an almost impossible task. […]

Coronavirus – Five-hundred families need your support

Many Afikim parents have lost even their menial jobs in the wake of the crisis and now have absolutely no means to provide for their families. Dear Friends, As you know, for 13 years Afikim has cared for thousands of children and families at risk by providing loving attention, nutritional meals, educational programming, and much […]

Run to reduce poverty

Afikim helps kids with meals, tutoring, life skills.The annual Run 4 Afikim supports Afikim, a nonprofit organization in Israel that addresses child poverty. One of the participants in the run – for two consecutive years now – has been former Vancouverite Esther Edel.

In the long run

Silver Spring native and Jerusalem resident Michal Gorlin Becker raised $3,500 in the 216-mile run from Jerusalem to Eilat to benefit Afikim, an anti-poverty nonprofit. The run, from Jan. 9 to 11, raised $260,000. Becker is a graduate of Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville.

Running in the rain

The sixth annual relay race from the First Station to Eilat kicked off this week, to raise attention and funds for Afikim. Key stats: 36 hours of race and 60 runners who will run 370 kilometers – in the wind, rain and cold, for the benefit of the children supported by the Afikim association.

Gap Year Students as Big Brothers for Afikim children

Yeshiva Erez Hatzvi is a Zionistic yeshiva for intellectual young men from abroad who are post high school. Before these young men go off to Ivy League universities they come to Israel to strengthen their Zionism, Judaism, and spirituality. Part of the yeshiva’s program is that every Monday night their student’s volunteer. Twelve of these […]

Afikim is featured on Israel’s Channel 2 Leading Lifestyle Program

We are pleased to invite you to view this week’s segment of the popular Israeli TV show בא לחדש לכם starring celebrity interior designer Moshik Galamin. On this segment Moshik and his staff take on the Afikim Hanel Learning Center in Talpiot, Jerusalem and in just 12 hours the designers perform a miraculous makeover redesigning […]


Students learning at the Orayta Yeshiva in the Old City spend one afternoon a week volunteering with the Afikim children as big brothers and English tutors.  This program has been a resounding success since it was initiated 3 years ago by Orayta director Noam Himelstein.


Dafna Berger and Ayelet Bak of Modiin both celebrated their Bat Mitzvah on Purim and used the opportunity to remember the Afikim children in Jerusalem. At each Bat Mitzvah guests were invited to bring treats to be distributed to the Afikim children. The girls visited the Talpiot Afikim center and Ayelet, a budding artist, led the […]