Projects

More Than Words – Blessing Israel

The progress Israel has made in the 67 years since it was rebirthed as a modern nation is incredible – but there is still much work to do!

Despite its accomplishments, Israel’s government faces a heavy burden to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis are still in need of assistance.

Why should Israel bear this burden alone? Israel has given the world far greater treasures than we could every repay. The least we can do as Christians is reach out a helping hand and bless Israel’s needy families with financial support.

We firmly believe that God’s hand is on Israel, and those who bless Israel will be blessed (Genesis 12:3). We also understand that Christians owe the Jewish people a huge spiritual debt, as Paul wrote in Romans 15:27.

“For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings,
they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.”

We want to go beyond blessing Israel with just our words. We can do so much more!

Below is a sample of some of the ways Viewpoint Israel takes action to bless the people of Israel.

 

Israel’s Needy Children

ChildrenCrushing poverty affects 817,200 children in Israel. One in three Israeli children go to bed hungry every night. Lack of food makes it hard for these children to concentrate and succeed in school. But through after-school programs that provide hot meals and academic support, we are able to give thousands of these precious children hope for a better future.

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Holocaust Survivors

HandsTragically, elderly Holocaust survivors are among Israel’s most at-risk citizens. One in three Holocaust survivors in Israel live in extreme poverty without adequate food or basic necessities. But through programs that deliver food, medicine, warm blankets, and other essentials to thousands of survivors throughout Israel we are able to ensure these elderly treasures live out their lives in dignity.

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Free Food Programs

HungerDaily hunger oppresses 1.7 million Israelis living below the poverty line. Proper nutrition is the first step towards helping these people build a better life for themselves and their families. Innovative programs such as free restaurants, shopping cards for groceries, and holiday meal deliveries are just some of the ways we help needy Israelis overcome the burden of hunger and find fresh hope.

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Emergency Medical Services

Medical SuppliesEight million people in Israel depend on cutting-edge emergency medical services to keep them safe in life or death situations. These services are provided by non-governmental organizations and wholly funded through donations. With your help, we are able to provide funding for hundreds of ambulances, blood donation centers, trained paramedics and much more to ensure Israelis receive the crucial care they need when it counts most.

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Bringing Jews Home

IsraelFor thousands of years, the Jewish people were forced to wander the world searching for a safe place to live, but the dream of returning home to Israel never died. Many now live in Israel, but millions of Jews remain in the Diaspora. Worldwide anti-Semitism is on the rise, and Jews in Europe, Russia, and elsewhere increasingly feel the need to come home to Israel. Immigration to Israel, called Aliyah, is expensive and complicated. Many Jews do not have the resources to make the trip on their own. That is why we support programs that help Jews collect the proper paperwork, buy a plane ticket, and start a new life in Israel. Together, we are making the Jewish dream of coming home to the Holy Land a reality.

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Holocaust Education

Barbed Wire HolocaustAfter WWII and the horrors of the Holocaust were revealed, the world vowed to “Never Again” allow such an atrocity to occur. A crucial part of fulfilling this pledge is ensuring that Christians understand what events and teachings led to the Holocaust so that we can recognize evil and stand against it. As we work together to educate churches, pastors, and Christian communities worldwide on the significance of the Holocaust we make our world a safer place for our Jewish brothers and sisters.

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