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The British and Israeli families will develop a long-term relationship and connection to each other. It will be a relationship and friendship like any other, like a pen pal and long-distance friend. As in any relationship with someone going through a challenging time, a listening ear is important, but British families are neither expected nor supposed to serve as social workers or therapists. Neither family is “the beneficiary” at the other’s expense. Both will hopefully gain a lot from this relationship!

 

OurMishpacha is not an adoption programme. UK families are being paired with Israeli families, not doing the Israeli families a “chesed (act of kindness)”. We have seen both families gain a tremendous amount of support and love from this relationship. Additionally, this programme is not about financially supporting the Israeli family. 

Absolutely! For every donation that’s made through our Causematch page, we pledge a massive portion of those funds to helping Israeli families with members in reserve or currently displaced.

Each Israeli family can receive stipend of 1000 shekels from a fund containing the pooled British contributions. This stipend is our way of giving a “hug” to Israeli families going through very challenging circumstances, showing them that their Jewish brethren from around the world care deeply about them. Additionally, as vetted by our Israeli counsellors and coordinators, specific families that demonstrate additional need will receive additional funding.

 

It is very hard to build a relationship when a financial dependency is embedded within. If you would like to arrange additional need-based funding for your Israeli family, please speak to a coordinator, who will arrange for your donation to Be’ezri/ Yad Eliezer. They can direct funding to your Israeli family if they demonstrate a specific need.

In addition, you can send a gift to your Israeli family via OurMatanot.

Due to the war, we are starting with families that have either been displaced from their homes or have a family member serving in the reserves. Additionally, they are not families that have experienced the most severe traumas of the war. While we care deeply about such families, the assistance they need must be provided by professional trauma experts and is not in the scope of this programme. Later on, all Israeli families will be welcome to join this relationship-building programme.

There isn’t a commitment required. We provide all of the framework to build a relationship over time, so you don’t have to worry about putting in extra work, either. Connecting with another Jewish family has never been easier.

 

Sure! You might have more Hebrew skills than you think. Otherwise, your other family members might have stronger skills. If this is not the case, please answer the questionnaire accordingly, and we will pair you with an Israeli family that speaks at least basic English.

Your English-language coordinator and Israeli family coordinators are here to assist you. They have been trained to do so and will be happy to do so! In addition, please email us with any questions at us@ourmishpacha.org.

Families that choose to support our mission of unity also can have the opportunity of sending a “hug” of sorts to Israeli families in these trying times.

We’re working with an Israeli organisation called Be’ezri/ Yad Eliezer to allocate the funds properly. Israeli families can opt in or out of receiving these funds, so the money will always go to those who need it.

Dear families,
You are not alone!

We invite you to join the program and connect to a new, loving and supportive family that will be happy to meet you and connect!

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