YAD EZRA V'SHULAMIT

Feeding Israel's hungry children and families

Los Angeles, CA   |  www.yadezra.net

Mission

Yad Ezra V’Shulamit is a humanitarian organization that helps fight poverty in Israel. The organization assists those that are in need throughout the country – widows, orphans, single parents, poor families, those too sick to work, the elderly (including holocaust survivors) and new immigrants. Our goal is to make sure everyone has food, to ease the suffering of impoverished families, break the cycle of poverty and give children from needy families a chance for a better future.

Ruling year info

2003

Principal Officer

Mr. Ariel Lurie

Main address

3470 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1020

Los Angeles, CA 90010 USA

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EIN

46-0477228

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The most recent report from Bituach Leumi - the National Insurance Institute show that one out of three children in Israel live below the poverty line. There are 1,810,500 people in Israel living below the poverty line - 21 % of the population. Of that, 1 in 3 are children live under the poverty line., 14.1 % suffer from severe poverty, 34.5 % of the children were forced to reduce the size of their meals or skip meals, and 80.2% of the children receiving aid received meals of bread and spread only. For many families this means food insecurity and making difficult choices between health care, housing, heat or food. Yad Ezra V’Shulamit is a humanitarian organization that helps fight poverty in Israel. The organization assists those most in need throughout the country – widows, orphans, the disabled, single parents, poor families who live under the poverty line, those too sick to work, the elderly including Holocaust survivors, and new immigrants. Yad Ezra V’Shulamit deals with many aspects of the ripple effects of poverty through various intervention initiatives working to help our recipients break free of the cycle of poverty.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

National Food Distribution and Emergency Relief Program

Yad Ezra V'Shulamit provides 10,000 weekly food baskets each week and over 50,000 food baskets for Rosh Hashanah and Passover; Yad Ezra V’Shulamit organizes related projects including after-school children’s centers, where they feed hundreds of children every day, distribution of school supplies and winter supplies, help for widows and orphans, baby formula distribution, emergency relief and more.


Goals: Our goal is to make sure everyone has food, to ease the suffering of impoverished families, break the cycle of poverty and give children from needy families a chance for a better future.

Objectives: Yad Ezra V'Shulamit feeds Israel's neediest families. In addition, it provides a wide range of services to help break the cycle of poverty.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Children's Centers servicing over 500 children are located around the country. Over a hundred children are in the centers and 400 receive a hot meal. The Centers aim to provide grade-school youth not eligible for other subsidized hot meal programs with a nourishing hot meal, private tutoring, medical and psychological services, extra-curricular learning programs, therapies, school supplies, clothing, and other necessary supplies and services. 

Population(s) Served
Social and economic status

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Children and Youth Afternoon Enrichment Centers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Children and Youth Afternoon Enrichment Centers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to make sure everyone in need of food has food and to ease the immediate suffering of impoverished families. We aim to break poverty at its most fundamental stage, and give children from needy families a chance for a better future. We do this through 4 key projects: food basket distribution, Children’s Centers, Feed a Baby project and support for widows and orphans.

The goal of the weekly Food Distribution program is to provide needy families in Israel with proper, nutritious food for the week.

Our Children’s Centers goal is to try to break the cycle of poverty by providing young children with a daily hot lunch, help with their homework, winter supplies, school supplies, remedial therapies, and a chance for a better future.

We are aiming to open up a Children's Center in Tzfat servicing over 200 children in the coming months.

Our Feed a Baby project strives to provide baby formula, baby food, diapers, wipes,and other infant products to almost 500 new mothers and single parent families with very-young children in desperate need of help.

In addition, we help over 300 widows and 924 orphans with food vouchers to a local grocery store every month.

Our long-term goal is to secure enough funding to provide a response to address all the needs of the poor in Israel starting with babies and helping them through elementary school and then to graduate high school with the proper support they need.


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We are a nationwide organization working to secure enough food to distribute throughout Israel. We work closely with other non-profits, businesses and farmers to gain access to food. Forty percent of our donations come from in-kind donations of food. We deliver over 10,000 food baskets a week to alleviate poverty throughout all of Israel. In addition, during the holidays the influx of requests grows tenfold to over 50,000 requests for food baskets. In times of crisis our trucks need to be packed and ready to distribute food and emergency supplies.
The food is distributed through 4 warehouses strategically located for easy highway access and we have 47 distribution points throughout Israel.

Yad Ezra V’Shulamit has after-school children’s centers, where we feed 500 children every day, have a staff to help them with their homework, arrange therapies, provide school supplies and winter supplies - all in a caring, warm environment.
We have Children Centers in Jerusalem. We are aiming to open a new Children’s Center in Tzfat this year that will serve an additional 200 children. The Children’s Centers operate five days a week, 11 months a year.

In the summer the centers operate summer camp programs that offer a meal, arts and crafts, outings, and most importantly, summer fun. The centers are staffed throughout the year by both professionals and volunteers who get to know and support each child and are able to offer help or refer families for additional assistance where necessary. School Supplies and winter clothing is provided to students attending the Centers to ensure the children’s full educational, emotional, and physical well-being are met. This holistic approach and support network provided through the Children’s Centers is underpinned by providing children with only new clothing and supplies, ensuring the children can feel dignified in front of their peers. This is a key strategy in Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s fight against poverty in Israel, which aims to build dignity and self-worth in children, allowing them to have the emotional confidence to persevere for life.

Yad Ezra V’Shulamit currently has 4 warehouses, 10 trucks and 47 distribution points throughout Israel which allow us to easily get food baskets to the needy all over Israel. Warehouses are in Jerusalem, Bat Yam and Elifelet and Tzfat. We utilize the food distribution centers to house our Feed a Baby products which are distributed through these distribution points.
Our Children’s Centers are positioned throughout Israel and staffed with warm and caring teachers and trained counselors. Therapies are addressed through skilled art, music, remedial and animal therapists.

Thanks to Yad Ezra V’Shulamit over 180,000 people in 2019 received basic food supplies so they do not go to bed hungry. This is a 21% increase from 2018 (100,000). In 2019 we helped 535 children daily, 30,000 families, 7,200 single parents, 1,050 widows and 6,633 orphans.

In 2019, 250,000 food baskets were distributed, 147,000 hot meals, 10,000 pieces of winter clothes and 10,000 cans of baby formula.
Our Bat Yam Distribution Center was recently opened, and we are looking to open a new building in Tzfat, both of with will enable us to increase our service provision and our fundraising.

In order to continue growing we have increased our procurement staff to bring in more in-kind donations. We are also working to focus our telemarketers and fundraisers to bring in additional funds so that we are able to reach more people each year. Our ultimate plan is to continue increasing our efforts until poverty and hunger no longer exist.


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Financials

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YAD EZRA V'SHULAMIT

Board of directors
as of 1/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Ariel Lurie

Owner of Alef Alef Diesel Oil Distribution

Term: 1998 - 2012


Board co-chair

Mr. Boaz Naki

No affiliation

Term: 2003 - 2012

Shulamit Elbaz

No affiliation

Yitzchak Berger

Mark4Realty

Joseph Rivani

Rivani Global Investments

Ephraim Shraga

Shragatex

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/5/2022,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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