Changing Children’s Lives
When you enter NEVE HANNA, it is impossible not to fall in love. It is a magical children’s home located in Kiryat Gat, Israel. Visitors to NEVE HANNA Children’s Home often note the care and attention given to each child, the recognition of individual needs and challenges, and the abundance of smiling faces.
For 50 years, NEVE HANNA Children’s Home has provided a loving home for children from distressed family circumstances in the south of Israel. They are the children of Russian, Ethiopian, Middle Eastern immigrants and native-born Israelis. By providing a nurturing and supportive family environment, NEVE HANNA offers these young people the chance to grow beyond the circumstances from which they emerged.
NEVE HANNA Children’s Home strives to meet all the physical, emotional, mental and educational needs of its children by enriching them with a wide variety of individualized therapeutic programs, projects and extracurricular activities–thus providing a nurturing and supportive family environment.
Play therapy, animal and riding therapy as well as art therapy enable children to deal with events and to cope with fears and conflicts that are often impossible to talk about and to put into words. Explore and learn about our therapeutic programs, leisure time activities and cultural enrichment. NEVE HANNA Children’s Home is changing children’s lives.
The core elements are: perseverance, personal coping, discipline, personal responsibility, physical fitness, self reliance, team work, facing fears and challenges, overcoming obstacles and experiencing success.
Ziv Neurim, the Path of the Sea program works with 30 teenage boys and girls in need of intensive support in this phase of their teen development. Professionally guided group activities on the beach and in the sea are offered through topics such as perseverance, mastering challenges and personal willpower. The youngsters discover new worlds by swimming and rowing, surfing and sailing.
Buy a Book, Build a Library!
Give the gift of books.
When you open a book, you open the world.
We are raising money to buy 1,000 books for the NEVE HANNA Library being built at Neve Hanna Children’s Home. The NEVE HANNA Library will have many benefits: Foster a love of study and reading, provide a new kind of vocational training, instill interpersonal skills and inspire the pursuit of higher education. The books that will be chosen thanks to your donations — may inspire them to pursue studies in biology, education, medicine, astronomy and myriad other subjects, and to continue learning at the university level. A book that inspires a NEVE HANNA child to become the next astronaut or physician, novelist or painter, teacher or social worker, could be one that you buy and donate. By giving the gift of books, YOU help make a difference in the lives of our children.
Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or easy with our one-click donation. We also accept checks made payable to American Friends of NEVE HANNA.
Thanks to the generosity of supporters, NEVE HANNA has been able to expand its outreach to young people facing great difficulty. The support of our friends allows the American Friends of NEVE HANNA to increase its assistance and meet critical needs.
Your gift will help us move forward as we strive to reach higher goals and opportunities that we cannot accomplish ourselves. We need your support to continue these extensive programs that will lead to successful futures for the children at NEVE HANNA.
Get in touch to learn more about our children’s organization.
American Friends of Neve Hanna
PO Box 640685
Oakland Gardens, NY 11364-0685
Path to Peace Program
“The NEVE HANNA Children’s Home is privileged to cherish a Shared Community of Jews, Muslims and Christians. We keep on furthering our communal life characterized by tolerance, mutual respect and peaceful coexistence and consider our Shared Community as a source of light and hope for peace for all the people and peoples of our country.”
~ Rabbi Liron Levy Rosensaft – Neve Hanna Children’s Home
Become a Goodwill Ambassador
You can get involved by becoming a Goodwill Ambassador for American Friends of NEVE HANNA. Join our Young Leadership and be an advocate for Neve Hanna. Sign up and be part of a dynamic group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of children. Please contact us for more information.
What People Say
“Neve Hanna is a magic jewel that converts sadness into joy, weeping into laughter, tragic destinies into hopeful futures.”
Rabbi Benjamin Kreitman z”l
“Care and attention given to each individual and unique child at Neve Hanna gives each child hope and opportunity for growth and living a healthy, happy and productive life.“
Rabbi Ellen Wolintz-Fields, Director of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism
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