It was a little over 25 years ago, on a Women’s League for Conservative Judaism’s Israel Mission, we were introduced to the children of Neve Hanna. As soon as we entered the village, the boys wanted to play basketball with Irwin and the girls wanted to show Janet how beautifully they fixed up their rooms. We had a great day and were immediately hooked. When Rabbi Benjamin Kreitman asked us to become members of the Board of Directors of American Friends of Neve Hanna, we immediately said “yes.”
We were happy to be able to help the children recover from the dysfunctional environments that brought them to Neve Hanna. We are extremely pleased that the therapeutic programs and projects that American Friends introduce to the children’s home help the children become healthy, happy and productive adults.
We wish you could be in Kiryat Gat to meet the staff and volunteers, tour the facility, and meet our smiling youngsters in person. Remember to put us on your itinerary the next time you visit Israel. Support us in any way you can. Every contribution is important and helps us continue our work.
Please check out our website to learn more about our children, and the remarkable programs and projects that we continue to establish.
Janet and Irwin Tobin, Co-Presidents