23 Israeli Charities Receive $3.2 Million from John Hagee Ministries
(AS CHRISTIANS INCREASE THEIR FRENETIC MISSIONARY ACTIVITY IN ISRAEL)
“Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.” (Genesis 18:18)At the recent 34th annual “Night to Honor Israel” event held by John Hagee Ministries, various charity and non-profit organizations from all over Israel were presented with donations which will allow them to continue their work for the Jewish State. Over the years, John Hagee Ministries has given over $95 million in donations towards humanitarian efforts in Israel, cementing the strong bond between Christians and Jews. A the 2013 “Night to Honor Israel” event, John Hagee Ministries presented $2.7 million to 26 charities, and at the event in 2014, the organization gave $2.8 million to 26 charities.
This year’s donations represent a 12.5% increase over last year.
Here are some of the organizations honored by John Hagee Ministries and the amounts they received followed by a video from the event.
$400,000 – Nefesh B’NefeshHeaded by Rabbi Yehoshua Fass and Tony Gelbart (pictured below), this organizations Jewish residents of the United States and Canada immigrate to Israel.
$250,000 – Shurat HaDinShurat HaDin – The Israel Law Center directed by Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner (pictured below) helps victims of terrorism fight in court for legal justice.
$200,000 – Netanya Academic CollegeNetanya Academic College senior vice-president Dr. David Altman (pictured below) shakes hands at the “Night to Honor Israel” event in Texas.
$200,000 – Galilee Medical CenterThe Medical Center Of The Galilee is a hospital located in the coastal city of Nahariya and is the second largest hospital in northern Israel. It was established in 1956.
Galilee Medical Center
$200,000 – Laniado HospitalLaniado Hospital, also known as the Sanz Medical Center, is a voluntary, not-for-profit hospital in Kiryat Sanz, Netanya, Israel, serving a regional population of over 450,000 in Netanya and the Sharon plain.
$200,000 – Herzl InstituteThe newly established Herzl Institute was founded by Dr. Yoram Hazony, in Jerusalem. It seeks to contribute to a revitalization of the Jewish people, the State of Israel, and the family of nations through a renewed encounter with the foundational ideas of Judaism.
$150,000 – National Council of Young IsraelYoung Israel is a network of affiliated synagogues originally founded in 1912. Representing the group was Rabbi Pesach Lerner (pictured below) who served as executive vice president for over 20 years.
$150,000 – Just One LifeJust One Life offers expectant mothers assistance and empowers mothers to continue their pregnancy through social services and financial support.
$150,000 – Ohr Torah StoneA net of institutions for Jewish education, focusing on social justice and Jewish unity. Founded in 1983 by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin.
$150,000 – Save a Child’s HeartSave a Child’s Heart improves the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from heart disease, and who cannot get adequate medical care in their home countries. It was founded in 1996 and is based at Israel’s Edith Wolfson Medical Center.
Save a Child’s Heart
$125,000 – Lev BenyaminSondra Baras (pictured below) is the head of of Christian Friends of Israel Communities Heartland (CFOIC), which supports Lev Benyamin (Heart of Benjamin), an organization that helps children with Down Syndrome.
$100,000 – Israeli Christians Recruitment ForumThe Israeli Christians Recruitment Forum headed by Father Gabriel Naddaf (pictured below) assists Israelis of Christian background who choose to join the Israel Defense Forces.
$100,000 – Koby Mandell FoundationRabbi Seth Mandell (pictured below) and his wife founded the Kobi Mandell Foundation in memory of their son., The group runs therapeutic healing programs for those who have lost a loved one to terrorism including overnight camps and retreats.
$100,000 – American Jewish Joint Distribution CommitteeThe JDC provided rescue and relief assistance for Jewish communities in crisis in more than 70 countries and in Israel. It was founded in 1914 initially to provide assistance to Jews living in the Land of Israel under Ottoman rule.
$100,000 – Magen David AdomMagen David Adom is Israel’s national emergency medical, disaster, ambulance and blood bank service. Jonathan Heart to Heart director Jonathan Feldstein, director of Heart to Heart Israel has worked closely with pastor John Hagee to arrange the donation of ambulances.
$75,000 – Friends of the Israel Defense ForcesFriends of the Israel Defense Forces was established in 1981 dedicated to assisting active IDF personnel, wounded veterans, and the families of fallen soldiers.
$75,000 – WIZO – Women’s International Zionist OrganizationThe Women’s International Zionist Organization is a volunteer organization dedicated to social welfare in all sectors of Israeli society, the advancement of the status of women, and Jewish education in Israel and the Diaspora.
Women’s International Zionist Organization
$75,000 – Afikim Family Enrichment AssociationAfikim is a network of afternoon centers across Israel for disadvantaged, troubled families.
Afikim Family Enrichment Association
$75,000 – The Jewish Agency for IsraelThe Jewish Agency for Israel is the largest Jewish nonprofit organization in the world. Founded in 1908, it is best known as the primary organization responsible for the immigration (“Aliyah”) and absorption of Jewish people and their families from the Diaspora into Israel.
Jewish Agency for Israel
$75,000 – The Holocaust Memorial Museum of San AntonioSince 1975, the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio has raised awareness of the dangers which prejudice, hatred and violence brought about during the Holocaust.
Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio
$75,000 – Israel Help and Educational Center at Kiryat GatThe Israel Help and Education Center at Kiryat Gat, helps children and needy people that have little to no other means of support or family care. Kiryat Gat is located in the southern district and was founded in 1955 as a development town by Jewish families who were depopulated from Morocco.
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