WHY CHRISTADELPHIANS SUPPORT ISRAEL'S RETURN & REBUILDING
Christadelphians in Britain collected funds in the 1880’s to help purchase almost 61 hectares of land at Al-Ja’una in Upper Galilee. The resulting colony, Rosh Pinna (Hebrew for cornerstone), is one of the oldest Zionist settlements in Israel and accommodated 140 Romanian and Russian Jews. Tools and large quantities of clothing were also despatched for colonies of Jewish refugees by brethren.
The Christadelphian Israeli Children’s Fund (CICF) was founded in 1970 to support the Children’s Home, now known as The Jerusalem Hills Therapeutic Centers. The Home was established to treat severely emotionally disturbed children emigrating from Europe following the Holocaust. Though arising from different causes, similar needs continue today. The methods pioneered by the Home for treatment of the effects of severe emotional trauma have become models worldwide.
Since 1970, the Christadelphian community has donated generously to the Home through the CICF. All funds donated (100%) are transferred by CICF to registered charities in the USA and Canada, which issue tax receipts and convey the funds to the Home in support of its significant ongoing contributions to the mental and physical health of Israeli children.
Our motivation then and now is based on Scripture – the promises to Abraham (Gen 12:3, 15:7, 17:8) and the many prophecies of Israel’s return to the Land preceding the Messiah’s return.
HOW TO DONATE
HELP ISRAEL'S CHILDREN
Every person has the chance to make a change for good — no matter how big or small. Whatever amount you can give, know that your contribution makes a difference in the lives of others.
Your donation, together with those of our other supporters, helps change the lives of God's chosen people.
Visits to the Home can be arranged
Home visits can include an optional volunteer opportunity to help directly.
Simply email the Home's Director of Resource Development & Community Relations, Shira Skolnik - click below
VISIT TO YOUR ECCLESIA?
Book an information session with Shira
Shira is always interested in meeting with Christadelphians and sharing information and stories about the Home. She makes an annual visit to North America in May.
If interested in hosting a presentation, or click below for information on how CICF helps The Jerusalem Hills Therapeutic Centres.
If you feel moved by the causes CHRISTADELPHIAN ISRAELI CHILDREN'S FUND promotes, we would very much appreciate your support.
Donations must be received by December 15th to permit bank processing and transfer to the Home's USA and Canadian charity partners in time for issuing tax receipts.
Please make contributions and in memorial gifts payable to:
Christadephian Israeli Children's Fund or CICF and mail to:
20-1550 Gordon Street
Guelph, ON N1L 1C7
Have a look inside JHTC
Learn about some of the special projects at JHTC
“Home Time” Groups – Children who Remain 365 Days a Year
A Special Project Proposal
Background on Project:
The residential care program at the "Jerusalem Hills" Children's Home is based, amongst other things, on the need to address each child's situation in a personal and intensive manner. Thus, the holiday and summer “home time” and weekends do not fully overlap the vacation schedules implemented in most residential facilities. Here, the children can go home for major holidays three times a year (Succoth, Chanukkah and Passover), with an additional three weekends annually (from Thursday afternoon through Sunday morning). The school operates through the month of July, followed by a two-week summer camp program, leaving about three weeks for summer “home time” away from the campus.
Take a tour through JHTC
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