Steve hasn’t had an easy life. His parents divorced when he was three. At age ten, he was sent to a Jewish orphanage in Johannesburg, South Africa. Growing up with a strong South African Zionist ideology, he always dreamed of living in Israel.
After being mugged four times in Johannesburg, he realized it was time to return home – so he moved to Israel.
Steve’s fortunes changed in Israel. He learned Hebrew and started working as a caregiver for elderly Holocaust survivors in Jerusalem. Then the First Intifada began.
One day, after dropping off an elderly client for kidney dialysis, Steve’s fortunes changed back to bad.
An Arab suicide bomber blew himself up in front of Steve. While Steve miraculously survived, his body was burnt and damaged. He spent six excruciating months recovering in the hospital.
When Steve tried to return to normal life, he began showing symptoms of severe PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
And then he survived a second terror attack in Jerusalem.
The last 20 years have been extremely difficult for Steve. A failed marriage to a drug addict, the inability to work, heavy debt, and mental problems stemming from PTSD are the themes of his life.
Despite all that and worse, he’s pushing through. He’s still living in Israel and cherishing the little time he spends with his beloved 12-year-old son.
But WE know how bad his situation really is.
Imagine that you returned to your ancestral homeland after 2,000 years. Hoping to find peace, you were shocked to find a harder life than before.
Steve can’t work. Steve is in horrendous debt. Steve has such severe anxiety that he can barely leave his house. And Steve desperately needs more therapies to mitigate his mental and emotional traumas.
AND WE CAN HELP HIM!
Help Steve buy food, pay his bills, and pay for the treatments that will help him live a better quality of life. Without your help, his quality of life will only decline. He could end up homeless, in a mental institution, or worse, God forbid.
So please donate now to help Steve live a life of dignity in the Land of Israel.
“The generous man is blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor.”
טוֹב־עַיִן הוּא יְבֹרָךְ כִּי־נָתַן מִלַּחְמוֹ לַדָּל׃
Is my donation tax-deductible?
It depends on where you live. Donations are tax-deductible in the USA and are processed by our non-profit Teach for Israel which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the USA.
How much of my donation goes directly to the cause and how much goes towards overhead costs.
You seem to have varied projects and causes. What is the underlying mission that connects all that you do?
How do I send a check (cheque) and who do I make it out to?
In North America: Israel365, 161 North Hamilton Road, Columbus OH 43213
In Israel: Israel365 – HaMasger St #15, Bet Shemesh, 9906015
May G-D continue to strengthen (S.Funk's resolve) and grant him both mental and physical resolve to overcome his longterm ailment of PTSD mental affliction
Thank you God for giving me this opportunity to help someone who has less than me
Peace on Earth.
Pray for the Peace that only Lord Jesus can give for you. I pray for healing physically and spiritually , I pray for the presence of the Holy Spirit surround you and … Read more
Pray for the Peace that only Lord Jesus can give for you. I pray for healing physically and spiritually , I pray for the presence of the Holy Spirit surround you and family.
Help Oh Lord.
The Lord of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob has not forgotten you Steve. And neither have I; his servant, your bother and neighbor.
A letter from our founder, Rabbi Tuly Weisz
I started Israel365 in 2012 as an email to friends and family. The goal was to connect the Lovers of Israel with the Land and People of Israel, every day of the year.
“It is a land which Hashem God looks after, on which Hashem your God always keeps His eye, from year’s beginning to year’s end.” (Deuteronomy 11:12)
Ten years later, Israel 365 has blossomed. We now bring the Land of the Bible into the homes and hearts of millions of Jews and Christians around the world. Our readers love our daily emails, our Israel Bible, and the causes we support. Our regular charity projects in Israel include renovating the apartments of Holocaust survivors, programs for IDF soldiers, and assisting terror victims financially. We also plant trees to beautify the Land, and support farmers who observe the Sabbatical (Shemittah) year.
Please join us and bring the blessings of the Land and People of Israel to the whole world.
“I will bless those who bless you…And all the families of the earth will bless themselves by you.” (Genesis 12:3)
Rabbi Tuly Weisz