Beit Kobi was created in memory of Kobi Ichelbom, an outstanding combat soldier and commander in the Givati Brigade of the IDF who was killed in action in 2002. His mother Aviva established Beit Kobi to honour her son’s guiding principles, familiarity and friendship.
Beit Kobi ensures the emotional and physical wellbeing of all lone soldiers in the IDF’s Givati Brigade. It provides them with comfortable, homelike apartments which they can return to during any holiday and where they benefit from the support of their fellow soldiers facing similar challenges. And each soldier is paired with one of Beit Kobi’s trained volunteers and volunteer “adopted” families, who support them with love, encouragement and advice throughout their military service.
Jeremy's Circle was established in 2008 to support children in young families living with cancer or coping with a cancer loss. Jeremy had three children aged 6 months to 6 years when he was diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer in May 2007.
The organisation was inspired by the friends and family that embraced Jeremy's kids – taking them out for hikes, sleepovers, movies and barbeques – when he was in treatment. Another inspiration was Jeremy's oldest child who told her parents that she wanted a play-date with another girl her age who had a daddy with cancer. Since no organisation existed at the time that provided services for the children in families with cancer, it took several months until they found an appropriate play-date. Zoe benefited tremendously from the experience of meeting someone else in a similar situation.
Jeremy's Circle was conceived by Jeremy Coleman, his sisters Juliette and Naomi, and his wife Pamela Becker, who saw firsthand the importance and impact of supporting the children in families coping with cancer.
How does it work?
Jeremy's Circle shows the children that they are not alone, and helps them connect with other kids like them in several ways:
- Wide range of fun-days during school holidays throughout the country. Recent events have included laser-tag, museums, zoos, and much more
- Play-date database matching children (and their parents) with other kids in a similar situation and region.
- Annual summer teen overnight
At Miriam’s Dream, each resident lives independently and privately in their two-bedroom apartment, with the second bedroom allocated to their caregiver. They have access to a large communal lounge that serves as a social club and a beautiful flourishing garden.
Every resident at Miriam’s Dream has the chance to fulfill their potential. Professional staff support residents with their emotional and physical challenges and Employment Counsellors work with each individual to learn their interests and knowledge, helping them to find suitable employment and leisure activities.
The residents have use of a specially adapted shuttle bus which transports them to work as well as taking them to regular daily activities such as visiting a shopping centre or meeting friends at a restaurant, simple pleasures that would otherwise be impossible.
As much as residents enjoy the comfort of their own apartment, they also take pleasure in the community created at Miriam’s Dream. They share special Shabbat and festival meals, they can participate in all sorts of group activities, and they laugh, sing and dance together. It’s a very happy, warm place to live.
Tikvot is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization which rehabilitates Israel's victims of terror and wounded soldiers through sports. Tikvot means "Hope" in Hebrew and it has been proven that sports mastery can be critical to the emotional and physical rehabilitation of our Heroes, providing Hope and giving them the power to restore self-confidence and dignity and ultimately bringing back those long lost smiles.
Your donation through TIKVOT will give these individuals the opportunity they deserve to restore their confidence and dignity and speed their rehabilitation through sporting activities.