Emunah is a social service agency in Israel whose mission is to help alleviate the burdens of Israel’s social problems and strengthen Israeli society. Emunah provides vital education and support services for children and adults during times of crisis and helps transform dire tragedy into success.
Emunah, amongst Israel’s leading social action organizations, was founded over 80 years ago to deal with the challenges of contemporary society. Emunah’s activities focus on education, legislation and social welfare, aiming to strengthen the Jewish family, advancing the status of women, encouraging volunteerism and chesed.
World Zionist Organization
Emunah is privileged to have permanent seats at the World Zionist Organization (WZO). Emunah cannot be voted in or out. In fact, EMUNAH is one of only 6 independent member organizations of WZO with the distinct honor of having a fixed number of delegates at the World Zionist Congress.
Emunah’s child care network encompasses some 135 day care centers throughout Israel, including multi-purpose centers that provide shelter and dedicated care to children from disadvantaged families.
Emunah’s residential family units, therapeutic homes, after-school programs, and study centers are part of a comprehensive system of support, empowerment and welfare that Emunah provides for children and teens who lack supportive family backing. Crisis Centers protect children and teenage girls at risk to break the cycle of distress.
Emunah’s system of secondary education offers girls a Torah-oriented education with disciplines such as computers and art, technology and science, music and graphics, fashion and engineering, and more.
Emunah’s College in Jerusalem offers academic degress in visual media, theater and art, and equips graduates with the knowledge and skills required for a productive and creative professional life in their chosen field.
Emunah’s Special Programs include Summer Programs at Emunah Children’s Homes for High School Juniors, Emunah Maayan Rivka Golden Age Restaurant, Emunah V’Omanut – Overseas One Year Program, Mechinat Lapidot and more.
Promoting Women’s Status
Emunah takes a prominent role in public endeavors aimed at empowering observant women, enhancing their inclusion in community life, and expanding their spheres of influence.
Emunah’s Family Counseling Therapy Centers offer professional counseling to individuals, couples, families and groups, as well as therapy for children and teens using a wide range of methods – personal counseling, testing, workshops, and lectures.
The Beer Emunah Institute in Jerusalem provides professional training for facilitators and therapists. Affiliated with Emunah branches is a widespread network of midrashot, or study centers, offering a pleasant setting for women to study Bible, Jewish law, and Jewish thought.