Archives For Health Care

Herzog Hospital is one of many Israeli hospitals on our approved list and we are proud of Herzog Hospital’s Ethiopian nurse’s aide training program. PEF has been involved with funding this project from its inception and we are gratified that it has been recently featured in the Israeli media. In collaboration with Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and […]

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PEF is proud that two amutot (charitable organizations) that receive PEF support have been selected to win the Prime Minister’s Award this year.  According to the Jerusalem Post:

In the nonprofit category, the winner is Dafna Lifshitz, CEO of Appleseeds Academy (formally Tapuach).

According to its website, the organization’s goal is to “provide equal opportunity to Israel’s socially disadvantaged communities through technological tools and the development of life skills.”

Ayala Tal-El, founder of AV Israel, received the nonprofit category’s honorable mention. Her organization works with deaf and hard-of-hearing children and seeks to integrate them in regular educational frameworks and society as a whole, with the aid of innovative treatments and technology.

See full coverage in the Jerusalem Post: Dafna Lifshitz wins Prime Minister’s Prize

2014 Prime Minister’s Award to PEF approved organizations

More than Meets the Eye

Geoffrey —  October 5, 2013

You can now easily search for a PEF approved charity by name, by key-word and by category. If you click on our “charity” tab, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and Browse by Category: If you are looking (e.g.) for an organization that is involved with service to the autistic community, you […]

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If you live in New York, you have certainly seen the Hatzalah ambulances and may be aware of the critical emergency medical service they provide to this community.  You may not be aware that in Israel, United Hatzalah of Israel, a PEF approved charity provides similar services using cutting edge location-based networking technology and bringing Israelis […]

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Today we received comments from two of our approved charities.

Keren  Hanan Aynor  announces a new web site and posts a link to a film about their organization which provides motivated and talented Ethiopian Israelis with scholarships to support higher academic education, and from

Lirot The Israeli Assn for Eye Health & Blindness Prevention with a grant request to fund an Eye Health Mobile project for elderly in need.


new comments today from Keren Hanan Aynor and Lirot

Pebbles placed on Jewish graves are a sign of respect. Pebbles placed on the grave of a non-Jew are extraordinary. There is a story behind every pebble and this story; the story of Charleen Kirkpatrick is unique to PEF. At Arlington National Cemetery there are two non-Jewish gravestones which have the distinction of bearing pebbles. […]

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