My Favorite Mitzvah heroes

Some of my favorite Mitzvah heroes and non-profits, most with website links:

  • Shachen Tov (Good Neighbor Association) started and run by students of Hebrew University, providing food for people in need
  • Jenna Elbaz and Shaked Karp of My Piece of the Puzzle – having high school kids at risk work with special needs kids and well, magic happens to both population groups!
  • We also work with those families in need from the Jerusalem Border Patrol unit – giving the soldier some piece of mind that his/her family is taken care of .
  • Dr. David Portowicz, Jaffa Institute, at risk kids in the poorest sections of Tel Aviv, Jaffa, and Holon
  • Yael Barlev, Galila – working with anything and everything in northern Israel
  • Judy Singer of Matnat Chaim – Israel’s foremost organization regarding kidney donations.
  • Yehuda Kohn, Beit Elazraki, a real home to 250+ kids who can’t live with their parents/families
  • Robbie Sassoon of Crossroads, outreach to English-speaking street kids
  • Odelia Porat, Reut Sderot, our main contact for taking care of needs in the Gaza border town of Sderot
  • Alice Jonah, old Diplomat Hotel, working with elderly Russians and their needs
  • Amit Shapira, of Amit LaDerech, helping discharged soldiers from challenged backgrounds, get a chance in life
  • Avshalom Beni, HAMA ISRAEL, Israel’s foremost animal assisted therapist
  • Rabbanit Kapach’s family continues to provide food for hungry people
  • If you want to accomplish anything related to Tzedakah and Hessed in these cities, let me know. We have developed relationships that allow us to work directly and with no overhead: Netanya, Ashkelon, Sderot, Gedera, and Shlomi
  • Phyllis Heimowitz, IDF Girlfriends, a non-profit that works with girlfriends (and boyfriends) of IDF soldiers who have fallen
  • Miriam Freier, Shalheveth, providing independent housing for people with physical disabilities
  • Moshe Kot, Lev Ramot, providing food to families in need
  • Linda Mosek, Click, working with elders who are producing arts and crafts kits for sale – in addition, there are programs for Shoah survivors and others
  • Harel – mechanic and owner of a garage/body shop, but that’s only his day job….
  • Channa – working with injured soldiers and their families
  • Zehava – feeding 7 families
  • We also work with those familes in need from the Jerusalem border patrol unit – giving the soldier some piece of mind that his/her family is taken care of

For more details, please be in touch: Arnie Draiman – – 972-50-515-6776.