The Yesha (Judea and Samaria) Fund is one of the paramount foundations and purposes for which Chai Ami was established. The goal of this Fund is to assist families living in the settlements (Binyamin, Judea and Samaria, Gush Etzion, Mount Hebron, South Mount Hebron, etc.) who are in difficult financial straits and require immediate assistance.
Over the years, we’ve helped and supported many families by funding medical expenses, dental care and emotional counseling, and helped them surmount adversity and difficult life circumstances such as temporary unemployment, kids at risk, and illness.
Chai Ami developed an effective and efficient method of supporting needy families: The organization is in contact with welfare officers, settlement rabbis, and public figures in each settlement who refer their most difficult cases to Chai Ami and vouch for their need.
The application process includes a request for help along with a brief, comprehensive description of the circumstance and type of aid requested. At Chai Ami, an application committee reviews each case individually and determines the type and amount of aid that will be delivered.
Once the decision is made, Chai Ami contacts the rabbi or welfare officer who submitted the application and notifies them that the request has been approved, along with the sum that will be dispensed and method of payment. This practice saves families the effort and disgrace of appealing to us personally for help, spares the organization the need to authenticate the details of each case; and enables Chai Ami to dispense generous assistance to needy families, with genuine warmth and care that upholds their dignity.
To dispense maximal physical, emotional, and financial aid to every applicant and facilitate the family on the road to financial stability.