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Act Today for a Brighter Tomorrow

Partner with Amitsim to support Israel’s young widows, widowers, and orphans.

“A father to the orphan, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling place.” (Psalms 68:6)

Nearly 
16,000 
young Israeli families
and
 30,000
children
have suffered the death  
of a spouse or parent.
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Our Mission

Following the death of a parent or spouse, a family’s sense of loss, loneliness, and vulnerability is almost impossible to process and express.

 

Amitsim provides a space for young widows and widowers and their young children to give voice to their deepest pains and fears, to connect with others who experienced the same trauma, to receive psychological support, and to create a new, healthy normal for their family.

 

 

What if you could help rebuild the most sacred place for mankind… the home?
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"What I love about coming to Amitsim is that it 
feels like a family.
I sit with other widows and widowers like myself and we just laugh together,
you know just have silly fun...

and even argue with each other!
It’s real."
 -Limor Green, 
a widow with a 7-year old child

The Conflict of Love and Exhaustion

 

Most parents feel this conflict at some point.

 

But every day, 24/7, 365 days a year, a young widow or widower with children must go at it alone. Their spouse, and lifetime partner, is no longer there to relieve them when they’re too tired to get dinner on the table or read yet another bedtime story. The widow/widower cries out every day of the week,

 

“I do not want my children to be alone another day. They need me and want to be close to me, and I want to be with them and enjoy them as well. How do I do this?”  

 

For orphaned families, Amitsim centers are like grandma and grandpa’s house, a comfortable place for parents to sit back and relax while their children get lots of attention and special treats.

 

But it’s even more than that.

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What We Provide​

Drop-in centers throughout Israel 

 

Individual counseling and support

Peer communities with frequent get-togethers 

 

Therapeutic groups for children 

How You Can Help?

 

According to the prophets, strengthening young widows and orphans is a part of the redemption process of returning God's divine presence to the world.

Reintegrating these young families into their communities will not only strengthen their communities at large, but will also reinforce all the social and Godly values of support for the stranger, the orphan, and the widow—symbols of communal responsibility and solidarity.

When you donate to Amitsim, your money goes directly to fund our centers, programs, services… and ultimately, the world.

How can I contribute?

Israel's Young Widows

And Orphan's Organization

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