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Bereaved Families Celebrate Life at Purim Costume Party

Original source: Article published in Y Net News - by Liran Levy Photo by: Sarah Levine OneFamily, an organization that provides support to injured and bereaved families across Israel, throws a costume party in celebration of Purim by inviting families who have been affected by terrorism. Dozens of bereaved families across the country attended a Purim costume party in Jerusalem held by the OneFamily organization on Wednesday. Among the families who arrived at the festivities was Renana Meir, the daughter of Dafna Meir who was murdered in her home by a Palestinian about a year ago. [...]

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Wheelchair Enhances Annual OneFamily Negev Hike

Original source: Article published in The Canadian Jewish News - by Amy Grief Peter Ekstein takes part in the Negev hike in a Patatrekker wheelchair. For the past nine years, OneFamily Canada has been leading a cross-Israel hike. This year, from Oct. 3 to Nov. 3, a group of 75 hikers from Canada, the United States and Britain journeyed through the Negev, raising $450,000 for the OneFamily Fund, an organization that supports victims of terror in Israel. OneFamily’s Canada executive director Gary Tile said it was the most successful one to date. “It allows us to [...]

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Bereaved Children Light a Candle at OneFamily Chanukah Camp

Bereaved children light a candle at OneFamily Chanukah Camp: "looking for my brother inside me" The article below is a translation of a piece published on YNet, Israel's leading news site, about the closing ceremony at OneFamily's Chanukah Camp. It was a joyous Hanukkah party, with dancing and singing, even though the hearts was silently torn asunder. Two hundred children - boys and girls from bereaved families - gathered for a candle lighting ceremony organized by OneFamily. Eight candles, eight children - and each one is a world of loss and longing. For most of us, [...]

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‘Jerusalem Post’ to Honor OneFamily at Diplomatic Conference

Original source: Article published in The Jerusalem Post - by Steve Linde The Jerusalem-based OneFamily Foundation is “the premier national organization that rehabilitates, reintegrates and rebuilds the lives of Israel’s thousands of victims of terror attacks.” The OneFamily Foundation. Photo Credit: Sivan Farag The Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference Award 2016, for “exceptional work with victims of terror and their families”, will be presented to OneFamily co-founders Marc and Chantal Belzberg and their daughter Michal who at 12 years old, was the catalyst behind the founding of OneFamily. The Jerusalem-based OneFamily Foundation is “the premier national organization [...]

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