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Opening Our Arms
We always welcome “Aliya” from around the world. We work to create a united community that promotes unique customs and cultural values.
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Intensive Care Ambulance for Laniado
Laniado Hospital has no means for transporting its patients. MDA in Netanya is on high security alert since 1999 and obliged to respond quickly in an emergency. Therefore MDA cannot be of help to Laniado Hospital. The only ambulance owned by the Hospital has been out of order for a year now. The need for an Ambulance is urgent, as the Hospital can't transport patients to other facilities within Israel.
Battered Women Shelter
The new Center for Battered Women will be in the lower level of The Family and Child Welfare Center in Netanya which serves over 890 families. The Family and Child Welfare Center goal is to promote the relationship between parents and their children and to reduce the children's exposure to risky situations.
The PELE Program
The program is taking place in Hefziba Community Center. The vision of Avi Talala, the devoted director of the Community Center, is to strengthen the people of the community and to aid in their integration into Israeli society as valued and contributing citizens while preserving their culture.
Food for the Underprivileged
There are thousands of less fortunate people and families, living in poverty, who lack basic provisions. When their children open the fridge, they see only bare shelves.
Netanya has a large immigrant and low-income population in Israel. There are 16 "Moadoniyot" – Day Care Centers – in the city that provide a warm meal, a hug, support, therapy and additional services to 340 high-risk children.
Hoops for Kids
The Netanya Foundation's Hoops for Kids program pairs off professional basketball players with underprivileged youth with the aim to keep these youth off the streets and give them a sense of purpose.
The mission of Titi's Project is to keep the children off the street who live in the Azorim neighborhood in Netanya and to enable them to participate in educational after-school enrichment activities.
Madarame Planetarium Center
Thanks to Mr. Madarame-San, a true supporter of Israel, who has made a very generous contribution, a planetarium is being built in Netanya! The donation, made though the Netanya Foundation, covers the construction of a 1,200 square meter building that will include a planetarium, different activity rooms, a meditation space, and an education center for visiting students from all over Israel.
Math Units (Elementary Schools)
In the first week of May 2013, the Award Team from the Levinsky College in Tel Aviv visited the Mathematics Room in the Rashi School, Netanya, which had won their Award for innovation in teaching. The Mathematics Room was established thanks to the charitable assistance of "Hands on Tzedakah", an organization from the United States of America together with the Netanya Foundation.
Warm Nest for Girls
The Warm Nest for Girls provides daily support and guidance. The girls experience positive group cooperation, get hands on home economic skills, and assume responsibility for their community.
The construction of a modern sports complex based on state-of-the-art international standards has begun in Netanya. The complex is being built on an area of 82 Dunams and will house a soccer stadium for 24,000 seated spectators in its final stage (stage A – 12,000 seats).
One of our focal projects is the construction of a basketball stadium, which will serve as the home base for the city's teams. "Barak Netanya" basketball team competed in the 2010 Euro Challenge and shocked Israel when it reached the Final Four of the Israeli league championship.
Over the years, the Netanya Foundation invested in creating and renovating playgrounds throughout the city. We now have plans for 4 new playgrounds in the city's less-privileged neighborhoods, which we would like to implement.
Our young communities do not have the resources to build their own synagogues and the State of Israel does not have budgets for these projects. So it is up to us to find the funding to build new synagogues and help strengthen the Jewish faith within these new communities.
The Inspiring Story of Dani Dvir
Dani Dvir made Aliyah from Iraq. Needless to say, this was a difficulty transition for Dani. He was struggling to fit into society until he found the right teacher who led him down a path to proper education and, most importantly, to hope. He grew up in a tiny hut with nine other people. His parents were illiterate and so was he until one day a teacher named Orna Carmi came in to his life and put him on the track to success.
Educate and Empower
The Women's Empowerment Programs operate in our Family – Child Welfare Center. Click to read two stories of brave women who made a difference in their lives by joining programs offered at the center.
Family Welfare Center
The goal of the center is to promote the welfare of families in distress. These include families who have suffered cruel divorces, family violence, families with disabled members, new immigrants (several programs are specifically for Ethiopian immigrants) and more.
As the winter approaches, Netanya's senior distress rises as they cannot afford to purchase blankets or heaters to keep themselves warm.