Shelters for Israel: From Weekly
1948. A group of friends were meeting for their weekly card game in Los Angeles when they decided to put their winnings to good use. With so many immigrants streaming into Israel, living in tents until the fledgling state could build housing for them, the women decided to save up enough cash to help build homes for their fellow Jews. As Holocaust survivors who fled their native Hungary, they wanted to make sure all Jews had a place to live.
From these weekly winnings Shelters for Israel was born, and the organization soon swelled to more than 500 families. Originally a housing fund that advanced loans to new immigrants for down payments, as the needs of the country shifted, so did Shelters' focus. By eventually contributing directly to Israel Education Fund, Shelters was able to support kindergartens, day care centers and even senior centers for the same immigrants they originally helped in the 1950's.
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