From Our Founder

Wealth and Health

Wealth and Health

When I read about the recent death of Dr. Nancy E. Adler, a health psychologist whose work was instrumental in transforming  understanding of the relationship between socioeconomic status and physical health, I thought about how much modern medicine has enabled us to...

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2023 Wrap-Up

2023 Wrap-Up

  We are ending 2023 with two hearts… One is heavy. We remain in the middle of an existential war, praying for our brave soldiers and the release of our hostages. The other heart is full of pride in the goodness of people; in the unity and generosity that we are...

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…from where will my help come?

…from where will my help come?

A peer-reviewed article published in Clinical Breast Cancer, addressed the limited financial support resources for breast cancer patients for bills, childcare, and post-treatment recovery. The article cites a study that indicates nearly half of the patients receiving...

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9th of Av 5783 (2023)

9th of Av 5783 (2023)

I come here once a year to remember… 13 years ago, on July 20, 2010, (Tisha B’Av, 5770) I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The year that followed was rough. Since then, thank God, I’ve been blessed with good health, a loving, expanding family, rewarding work, and...

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Something To Celebrate

Something To Celebrate

Like every year, on the day preceding Independence Day we acknowledge and thank our soldiers for their service and sacrifice that made our country possible. And despite our differences of opinions and challenges that seem a little louder than usual this year, Israel...

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Can we really help?

Can we really help?

  We get asked this question all the time. Does a one-time Lemonade Fund grant really help? Some of our applicants are locked in systemic cycles of poverty. What do we really know about how much the modest help we can provide impacts survivors' financial...

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When Half is More 

When Half is More 

  Purim is a holiday of celebration. Reversing an evil decree, the triumph of Jewish life over the threat of annihilation. Our sages established a fascinating, and very wise, set of communal and individual laws to commemorate this holiday.  Individually we are...

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A Basket of Good News

A Basket of Good News

Israel’s Health ministry has just approved an expansion of the “Health Basket,” treatments and drugs covered by Israel’s four HMOs for 2023. The expansion included more than 120 medications and technologies at a cost of nearly NIS 650 million.  The task of deciding...

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