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The Touch that Heals & Immigrant Families in Israel

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1 Aug 2017 (All day)
The Touch that Heals & Immigrant Families in Israel

THE TOUCH THAT HEALS

The ICEJ Reaches out to Tel Aviv's Darkest Neighborhoods

A woman was sleeping on a couch in a busy room full of people, with cigarette burns on the skin around her ankles, wearing clothes that desperately needed washing. Although not a common sight in Israel, even in this land of Promise there are people like her in desperate need of help. Through the ICEJ, you can reach out even to the least of them.


One of the darkest neighborhoods in Tel Aviv is home to many lost souls overcome by despair; drug addicts, prostitutes, victims of human trafficking. And yet in the midst of this nightmare stands a beacon of hope: With ICEJ’s help, a couple of Israelis have created a safe place for these local women to get off the streets for several hours during the day and be encouraged to take steps towards rehabilitation.This unique center surrounds these women with acts of kindness and love – a new hair style, nails painted, a warm meal, a hot shower, or even a new outfit – luxuries often taken for granted by the average person.

“It is so fun to come here. I never got a manicure before, and here you can also find a new outfit that you might not otherwise be able to get,” said one of the troubled women at the center. Her comment was sweet and surreal at the same time, as if the only reason she couldn’t buy nice clothes for herself was lack of time. The staff and volunteers at the center engage in conversations with the women while serving food, offering new clothes, doing their hair and nails, and hugging them just like a mother would hug her own daughter. “These women, living on the streets, have been touched in all the wrong ways,” the volunteer shared. “Many hands have hurt and abused them. When they come to our shelter, we get to embrace them with hands that are gentle, loving and caring. We have the honor to be God’s hands to these women.”

Many of the suffering people in this land long for any sign of compassion. The ICEJ is your hands and feet in this land that serve those in need. You can make a difference! Send your support to www.icej.org/aid

 

 

CARING FOR IMMIGRANT FAMILIES IN ISRAEL 

Shortly after her daughter was born, Sonia, a new immigrant to Israel, became a single mother. Having too little income to support them, she began studying for her second degree, but had trouble balancing her responsibilities. She tried seeking help with several public institutions, but was turned away. She felt alone, judged, and incapable of gaining control over her own life.


Sonia’s life finally took a turn for the better when she met a lady at her daughter’s kindergarten who told her where to find help. Through a mentoring program sponsored by the ICEJ, Sonia now meets weekly with an advisor and finds it to be a “breath of fresh air.” “My mentor helped me see the bigger picture, set achievable goals, and find the courage to face my own problems,” Sonia explains with relief. “I meet with a financial advisor to help put financial issues into perspective, and most of all, I dream again. Today, I am a proud holder of a degree from one of the top universities in Israel. I am looking at a brighter future and I will be forever grateful.”


The mentoring program, sponsored by the ICEJ, helps with immigrant family’s basic needs, and then develops a comprehensive plan to move the family toward independence according to their unique challenges. Assistance focuses on developing or upgrading marketable skills, finding employment, offering financial advice, and helping children adjust to a new school system by providing extra-curricular activities or tutoring.


You can partner with us and help Jewish families arriving in Israel feel right at home! Help people like Sonia and her daughter by sending your gift today!

Upcoming Events

ICEJ Events

Teaching truth, celebrating God’s faithfulness

The ICEJ is probably best known for annually hosting the Christian celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles - a multicultural event that draws thousands of pilgrims to Jerusalem for teaching, worship and prayer.

In addition, ICEJ speakers undertake teaching tours, seminars, and conferences across the globe.

The ICEJ is committed to telling the truth about Israel, and helping the church to understand the wonderful faithfulness of God through the fulfillment of His promises to the Jewish people.


Upcoming Events:

HEW - Intercession for Israel

5 Nov 2017
Catch The Fire Church Toronto Ontario Canada

HEW - Springvale Baptist Church

7 Nov 2017
Catch The Fire Church Toronto Ontario Canada

HEW - Peoples Church Hamilton

7 Nov 2017
Catch The Fire Church Toronto Ontario Canada

HEW - Tyndale College and University

9 Nov 2017
Catch The Fire Church Toronto Ontario Canada

HEW - Aurora United at Trinity Anglican Church

9 Nov 2017
Catch The Fire Church Toronto Ontario Canada

Remembrance Day

11 Nov 2017

HEW - New Hope Fellowship

11 Nov 2017
Catch The Fire Church Toronto Ontario Canada

HEW - Hallelujah Fellowship Baptist Church

12 Nov 2017
Catch The Fire Church Toronto Ontario Canada

Giving Tuesday

28 Nov 2017

Rev. Malcolm Hedding

29 Nov 2017

Rev. Malcolm Hedding

30 Nov 2017

Rev. Malcolm Hedding

30 Nov 2017

Chanukah

13 Dec 2017

Christmas Eve

24 Dec 2017

Christmas

25 Dec 2017

Boxing Day

26 Dec 2017

Support the extensive ongoing work and witness of the ICEJ by helping us fund our core activities in fulfilling our mandate to support Israel, educate the Church and promote justice.

Donations allow us to maintain funding for emergency projects, and embark on new initiatives to support Israel in these critical days.

 

Donate via CanadaHelps.org offering two choices:

1. Donate to ICEJ CANADA '150 WAYS TO BLESS ISRAEL' CAMPAIGN

150 years

In honour of Canada’s 150th celebration, we invite you to join us in any one or more of our goals throughout 2017 in finding 150 ways to bless Israel from Canada!

Learn more

 

 

2. Donate to the ICEJ Canada designation of your choice:

CanadaHelps.org

Thank you for your ongoing support of ICEJ Canada!

ICEJ Canada Aid and Development is a Registered Canadian Charity BN 81095 4743 RR0001.

A tax receipt for total annual giving will be issued at the end of each calendar year.

 

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