A Brief Overview of Yad Ezra v’Shulamit – Israel’s Top Charity Organization

The world needs all the help it can get, especially the poor and hungry people. There are numerous non-profit organizations that are striving to help the needy and destitute. One of which is Yad Ezra v’Shulamit,the top charity organization in Israel, that focuses on feeding the hungry children and families in Israel. The organization has gained global recognition for its effort as well as the results it has shown.Thanks to this  organization, a number of children in Israel go to bed with a full stomach. You can find out more about this charity organization at and here is a brief overview about Yad Ezra that may help you understand more about it.

History of the Organization

Yad Ezra was founded in 1998 by a native Israeli, named Aryeh Lurie who himself grew up poor and hungry. The young child vowed that if he overcame the poverty, he would help other people with the same issues. The motto of the organization clearly reflects this goal, which states “ Breaking the cycle of poverty, one child at a time.”

Objectives of the Organization

The non-profit organization basically focuses on providing healthy food to the hungry children and families of Israel but it also have other goals that the organization works on simultaneously. Yad Ezra v’Shulamit, sometimes abbreviated as YES, also provides desk jobs to the poor families of Israel that are below the poverty median. Moreover, the organization has taken it upon itself to oversee the development of youth in the streets of Israel and provides them with appropriate schooling and enables them to stand on their own feet. 

Projects of YES

The non-profit organization clearly articulates the goals and the steps it will take to achieve these goals. There are a number of projects YES is currently overseeing, some of which are:

  • Food Baskets – YES distributes 2500 food baskets a week to the poor families of Israel. The distribution is carried out on every Thursday so that every family will have enough food for Sabbath.
  • Children’s Center – there are multiple children’s center under the direct administration of YES in various parts of the country where children can come during weekdays and eat a hot meal. Moreover, the center also provides education to these children. A number of professional tutors, counselors, therapist work in these children’s center or volunteer to help with the physical and mental health of these children.
  • Desk Jobs – YES strives to solve the problem entirely and provides desk jobs to the poor parents and families of Israel after the necessary education and training.