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Growing Up In Boxes

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dov Weisel grew up surrounded by boxes...

What Would You Have Done?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

What would you have done? A neighbour knocked on the Weisel family’s door asking to borrow a bag of flour. Mrs...

Featured Community: Newton, Massachusetts

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

In September and October of 2009, Yad Eliezer had a hard decision to make. Several cities around the country had to be cut from the Yad Eliezer roster due to the recession...

The Poor Man in the Hallway

Monday, June 28, 2010

Dov Weisel is a modest man who runs from honor...

Volunteering at the Yad Eliezer Warehouse

Sunday, August 15, 2010

It was a bright and sunny day. A cool breeze swept along our cheeks as my brother Yona and I approached the huge double doors of the Yad Eliezer warehouse...

“Give Us Half”

Sunday, September 05, 2010

It was only months from Mrs. Cohen’s* diagnosis until cancer triumphed over her weary body...

Saraleh’s Shoes

Monday, September 13, 2010

Picture tattered shoes. The cloth is dirty and threadbare. The soles are so worn that parts have simply ripped off...


Monday, October 04, 2010

Ever wonder what a day at the Yad Eliezer warehouse is really like?Check out our new photo essay and join in the fun! (Hey, is that your mom?)At The...

One Good Turn Deserves Another

Friday, January 07, 2011

Ram Oren* had a wife, kids, and a stable job. He worked at a toy factory near his home in Gush Katif. Ram had never heard of Yad Eliezer, and hadn’t needed to...

The Cold of Winter

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Jerusalem winter blew in on the sixth day of Chanuka this year. Up until then, sunny skies and balmy days had left many Israelis scratching their heads in confusion...

NEW! First Impressions of Yad Eliezer

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wow, what a surprise! I was expecting to meet some new people, find out about Yad Eliezer, and get some stories to post on the website. I wasn’t expecting to be moved or excited...

Everything in Perspective

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

When I came in this morning, I heard Meira on the phone with a family that was coming to visit Yad Eliezer...

A Visit to the Warehouse!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I met Yossi Kaufman, the Director of Public Relations on my first day at the office. In his warm and endearing manner he invited me to come to the warehouse and see what goes on there...

More Volunteers in Action

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

When I went to the warehouse to see volunteers in action, I heard from Yossi Kaufman, the Director of Public relations about two special families who had recently volunteered there...

A Tzedakah Extremist

Thursday, August 02, 2012

I’ve met all kinds of extremists in my life: political extremists, religious extremists, environmental extremists, but I must say, I was surprised to meet a tzedaka extremist...

Guest Blog: The Value of Some Serious Box-Packing

Monday, August 20, 2012

In recent months, I’ve been thinking about how I can help my children learn values of giving and communal responsibility...

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