Chag Sameach Shavuot!

At Neve Hanna Children's Home, Jewish holidays are celebrated regularly, introducing Jewish heritage to Neve Hanna children. Activities related to the Jewish holidays enhance the sense of solidarity, cooperation and a sense of creativity, as the children stage special performances in the spirit of the holiday. With Shavuot, as with some of the other Jewish holidays, there… Continue reading Chag Sameach Shavuot!

Streetlight: At-risk youth care for disadvantaged families in Kiryat Gat, Israel and the surrounding area

The American Friends of Neve Hanna (AFNH) is the non-profit children’s organization for the Neve Hanna Children’s Home in Kiryat Gat, Israel. From its beginnings in 1973, Neve Hanna has provided a warm and loving home for at-risk children from disadvantaged families. With its successful individualized therapeutic programs, projects and extracurricular activities, Neve Hanna Children’s… Continue reading Streetlight: At-risk youth care for disadvantaged families in Kiryat Gat, Israel and the surrounding area

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Neve Hanna Children Alumni — Success!

Throughout the years, there have been many successful alumni born out of the Neve Hanna Children's Home. With a nurturing and supportive family environment, Neve Hanna has offered many of these young people, the chance to grow beyond the circumstances from which they emerged.  Hundreds of children have attended Neve Hanna. Many go onto building… Continue reading Neve Hanna Children Alumni — Success!

Neve Hanna, AEPi and SACHI making a difference in the community!

KIRYAT GAT, ISRAEL, September 2019 - As part of the Rosh HaShana Mitzvah, members of AEPi, AFNH patrons, Heddy Belman and husband, Michael, together with the staff and young leadership at Neve Hanna Children's Home, participated in the SACHI Program. Together they helped make a difference for dozens of needy families. As part of the… Continue reading Neve Hanna, AEPi and SACHI making a difference in the community!

Heddy Belman To Be Honored

American Friends of Neve Hanna honors Heddy Belman on November 17th at Pine Brook Jewish Center, New Jersey.  Heddy Belman is a valued member of the Board of American Friends of Neve Hanna. She serves as the Chair of the Development Committee working diligently to engage Foundations and obtain Grants to support programs needed for… Continue reading Heddy Belman To Be Honored

Bat Mitzvah Experience Shared

Kiryat Gat, Israel, July 2019 - Co-Presidents, Janet and Irwin Tobin, spent an incredible day with Rabbi Liron Levy and our four Bat Mitzvah girls, Diana, Inbal, Tair, Oren and May, the Israeli volunteer, who was also Bat Mitzved.  They chatted all morning and the girls spoke freely about their families, what it means to… Continue reading Bat Mitzvah Experience Shared

Cameron Fields, Young Leadership Chair

When Cameron Fields was given the opportunity to intern this summer at American Friends of Neve Hanna (AFNH), as our Young Leadership Chair, she practically jumped at the offer.  Giving these children, from disadvantaged homes, a stable home where they are loved, given proper nutrition, work experience and lifelong friendships is something truly special.  Having… Continue reading Cameron Fields, Young Leadership Chair