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Karmey Chesed Fulfills 12th Century Charity Teaching

By Tsivya Fox, Breaking Israel News

When the phone rings or a text message is delivered to Karmey Chesed, an Israel-based, full service charity organization, staff jumps into gear to do whatever they can to help. With its innovative programs aimed at assisting as many needy people as possible, Karmey Chesed’s good name is spreading throughout Israel.

Aryeh Weingarten, Director of Karmey Chesed, humbly shared some of the heart-wrenching stories which arrive at this organization’s door. “Several times a day, Karmey Chesed is contacted with pleas to help destitute families and lone soldiers,” he shared with Breaking Israel News.

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Small Charity Makes a Big Difference for One Lone IDF Soldier

By Tsivya Fox, Breaking Israel News

Those who have experienced the work and dedication of Aryeh Weingarten, Director of Karmey Chesed, a small, Israel-based charity organization with a big heart, state that he is an amazing man who does all that he can to help those in need. “When someone asks for help, how can I turn him away empty handed?” Weingarten humbly asked Breaking Israel News.

Karmey Chesed has a list of innovative programs which aim to help as many people as possible while keeping overhead costs low. These include its Green Charity Program, which collects, refurbishes and delivers second-hand furniture to those who consider this a first-rate gift. Karmey Chesed also helps impoverished people pay their utility bills, receive food and cleaning supplies, assists needy Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldiers, and more.

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Needy Israeli Soldiers Grateful for the Generous Help of Karmey Chesed

By Tsivya Fox, Breaking Israel News

When we think of Israeli soldiers, we tend to think of brave warriors fighting in the field. However, for lone soldiers (immigrants to Israel without family in the country), soldiers from dysfunctional or poverty-stricken homes or those estranged from their families, their battles are also fought for day-to-day survival.

That is where the Karmey Chesed charity organization steps in. Aryeh Weingarten, Director of Karmey Chesed, not only tirelessly helps everyone he possibly can, but gives out his personal phone number and home address in order to ensure that needy and lonely people know that someone cares and is doing their utmost to ease their troubles.

“We must help when we hear their stories,” said Weingarten to Breaking Israel News.

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Helping Wherever Help is Needed, One Israeli Charity is Working Around the Clock to Support the Needy

By Tsivya Fox, Breaking Israel News

With Israel’s latest National Insurance Institute finding that 1.7 million Israeli citizens live below the poverty line, expecting that an individual can make a difference to someone’s life of hardship might seem an impossibility. Yet, for Aryeh Weingarten, Director of the Karmey Chesed charity organization, working around-the-clock to provide for Israel’s needy is something he cannot walk away from.

Karmey Chesed is a small, Israel-based charity with an all volunteer staff. This keeps overhead costs down and assures that donated funds go directly to helping those in need.

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IDF Soldier Living in Squalor Receives Life Changing Help

By Tsivya Fox, Breaking Israel News

Following two mass immigrations from Ethiopia to Israel in 1984 and 1991, and a continuous flow of smaller groups since then, the gap between thriving Ethiopians compared to the general Israeli population has repeatedly made front page media reports. The good news is that the second generation of Ethiopian Israelis are thriving.

Yet, the income of an Ethiopian households is generally 35 percent lower than that of an average Israeli household if they are employed. Therefore, it came as no surprise to Aryeh Weingarten, Director of Karmey Chesed, when he received an urgent phone call from an IDF social worker concerning an Ethiopian soldier’s struggling family.

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Karmey Chesed Helps Terror Victims Battling Emotional Demons

By Rafi Poch, Breaking Israel News

One of the many charitable activities in which the Israeli organization Karmey Chesed is involved is helping victims of terror attacks. The organization doesn’t help only the victims of recent attacks, but provides ongoing assistance, both financial and material, to victims of past terror battling emotional demons as a result of the attacks.

Unfortunately, terrorism in Israel is not new; violence against Jews in the region pre-dates the Jewish state, and has not ceased since Israel’s inception. Some victims of terror suffer more from the psychological impact of terror, such as emotional trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), than from physical violence.

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In Difficult Times, Karmey Chesed Steps in to Make Newlywed Couples in Israel Feel at Home With Dignity

By Rafi Poch, Breaking Israel News

Amid the continuing escalation of terror attacks perpetrated by Palestinian assailants against Israelis, Karmey Chesed is stepping in to make sure that newlywed couples have what they need to begin their new life together properly.

“With the painful and tough security situation that is going on today, a little bit of help for a new couple really makes them joyous and helps them with their internal peace of mind,” said Aryeh Weingarten, Director of Karmey Chesed, to Breaking Israel News. “Financial difficulties often can upset the peace in a household,” he continued. “We try our best to alleviate that.”

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Ray of Light Amidst the Darkness: Struggling Newlywed Couple in Israel Receive Peace of Mind

By Rafi Poch, Breaking Israel News

As the number of terror attacks against Israelis across the country continues to climb, it is very difficult to find a ray of light amidst the pain that many feel as a result of these attacks. Karmey Chesed is working to change that by diverting whatever resources are available to helping newlywed families begin their new lives with some financial assistance and peace of mind.

Aryeh Weingarten, Director of Karmey Chesed, told Breaking Israel News about the work that the organization is doing to help couples who are just starting out, and who are in financial need of assistance. “We help families who are just starting out on their way, with furniture and electrical appliances, and sometimes loans or food,” he said.

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Karmey Chesed Helps Post-Army IDF Soldiers Build Civilian Lives

By Rafi Poch, Breaking Israel News

As mandatory military service in the IDF winds down, many soldiers worry about readjusting to a non-military life in which, for perhaps the first time, young men and women must stand on their own feet. Israeli charity organization Karmey Chesed has begun a new program to help veteran soldiers, newly released from their time in the Israeli Defense Forces, gather the essentials they need to make the transition to civilian life.

Often, discharged soldiers choose to go on an extended trip abroad to clear their minds before heading back to Israel to reinitiate themselves into Israeli civilian life. But that beginning can be fraught with financial hardship, especially for soldiers who lack a stable home environment or who have never provided for themselves before.

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As Terror Rises, The Plight of the Poor Worsens

By Rafi Poch, Breaking Israel News

In the face of ongoing and escalating terror in Judea and Samaria, Karmey Chesed is reaching out to help those who have been hardest hit financially.

As terror rises across the country, it has become much harder, especially for those who entered into this recent wave of terror in financial hardships, to continue to support themselves and their families. Aryeh Weingarten, Director of Karmey Chesed charity organization, has been travelling to different communities around Judea and Samaria to provide financial support and a bit of relief where it is needed most.

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