poverty

Seven Years of Plenty

Each year, at about this time, I come here to write a more personal note. On Tuesday, July 31st, Tisha B'Av, the Fast of the Ninth of the Hebrew month of Av, I’ll mark seven years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Seven years!  I've changed in the seven years,...

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Profiles in Courage – June 2016

We at the Lemonade Fund often see how cancer can devastate a family financially in no time. E., a 73 year old Russian immigrant, lives with her unmarried daughter in a small apartment in a development town in the south. Until E. was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast...

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Profiles in Courage – May 2016

M. and her husband, a gentle couple in their mid-sixties, recently made aliyah from South America. Despite their limited Hebrew, they found jobs and were doing well. Within the last year, M.'s husband was laid off from his job and M. discovered a lump and was...

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A thank you from a Lemonade Fund Grant recipient

To the Lemonade Fund: My name is I.Z. I made aliyah (moved to Israel) with my mother, in 1995. I met and had a relationship with a man after arriving. It was a mistake, but out of this relationship a son was born to me in 1997, and his name is T. The father of the boy...

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October 2013 – Profiles in Courage

Many applicants to the Lemonade Fund this month. Here are two stories: M. is a French immigrant with four teenage children and a husband who became too disabled to work, after their arrival. Until her recent diagnosis with breast cancer, M. had been the sole...

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August 2013 Profiles in Courage

Stories of some of the remarkable women who received grants from the Lemonade Fund this month: R., a teacher and a single mother of two from Haifa, has been putting herself through law school in order to better the situation of her family. In the midst of this...

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/30/happiness-genes-activity-inflammation_n_3677666.html Do it for your genes. Live longer. Choose a cause that means something to you and get involved. Many good causes out there. One suggestion: Lemonade Fund welcomes volunteers,...

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