Add meaning to your family or group trip to Israel

Join together with victims of terror

OneFamily Fund is the national organization assisting Israel’s victims of terror.
Since 2001, OneFamily has developed a comprehensive assistance structure aimed at addressing the financial, emotional, material and legal needs of Israel’s 17,000 terror victims and their families. Our programs empower victims of terror to cope with their pain and anguish, provide the ability to rebuild their lives and their families’ futures – in the embrace of a supportive and caring group of people who understand what they are going through.

With 37 unique expert staff members, 730 volunteers, 4 assistance centres around Israel, and endless love, OneFamily has supported most victims to return to their families, their jobs and their lives with strength and determination to overcome the horrors they have experienced with the empowerment to embrace the future. OneFamily continues to provide support to all victims and their families to maintain their recover, rehabilitation and reintegration.

Today, OneFamily supports 1,322 injured families, 1,340 bereaved families and 983 bereaved, maimed, and traumatized youth and young adults.

We invite you to make your trip to Israel more meaningful by visiting us at two of our centres located in Jerusalem and Ranana

OneFamily, Jerusalem
18 Rachel Imenu, Jerusalem, Israel 93228

OneFamily, Ranana
6 Ha’achuza, Ranana, Israel 91084

We encourage you to become part of our family – to meet and develop relationships with victims and their families. Learn about their experiences and their journey to recover after injury or bereavement from acts of terror.

  • 1. “The Mitzvah of Memory”

    A class (with or without Torah sources) that explores the Jewish idea of carrying on a memory. Looking at how and when this is a mitzvah that we can all do.

    Duration: 45 minutes
    Participants: Suitable for big or small groups, any ages except small children
    Cost: $150 for 25 people or less.

  • 2. Mindee’s Trunk

    Mindee Levinger is our Jerusalem Coordinator. We have a “trunk” for donations that people bring from abroad, but in reality Mindee spreads love and a feeling of connection to children who are bereaved, injured, suffering from PTSD and sometimes a cruel combination of these throughout the Jerusalem area from the trunk of her car. Visitors are asked to shop for an appropriate gift prior to their trip and bring it with them to Israel. They will drop off donated items, and learn about OneFamily at our Jerusalem Office. They will meet Mindee and hear about her heroic work, the stories of families she touches every day and how their gifts will touch those families.

    Duration: 90 minutes
    Participants: Families, small groups
    Cost: $100 + Participants are asked to bring gifts appropriate for children of at least a $20 value and will be encouraged to leave a monetary donation.

  • 3. Learning and Healing Through Art

    Memorializing collage – We will sit together with a bereaved parent and hear the story of their child, then, working together we will create a unique piece of art that is an expression of that child’s life and legacy in this world. Replicas of the collage will be made for each participant to take home.

    Duration: 45 minutes
    Participants: Suitable for groups up to 25, any ages
    *Designed to be combined with “Mitzvah of Memory” program if desired.
    Cost: $500 (includes supplies and facilitator)

  • 4. Connecting through Cooking

    Mothers utilize their child’s favorite food as a doorway to share about their experience. Together, the group and the mothers cook recipes and later enjoy a special and meaningful meal together.

    Duration: 2 hours (including lunch or dinner)
    Participants: Suitable for adults missions or families
    Cost: $600 for a dairy meal and $800 for a meat meal

  • 5. Home visit

    A family touring Israel can have a visit arranged to visit a survivor of terror and his/her family. The visit will be customized for the size of the group coming, the location in Israel where they would like to visit (or their twin community), and the ages of the participating family members.

    Duration: 2 hours
    Participants: Small groups, all ages
    Cost: $300 (some of the money will go directly to help the visited family)

  • 6. “Being a Spokesperson for the Forgotten”

    This is a practical workshop. We will teach how terror victims from years past are all but “forgotten” and yet why there needs are as present as ever. We will teach the 3 effective things each participant can do to become a spokesperson on behalf of the lost and forgotten, the living survivors and the bereaved families who still suffer years after their loss. Touching on useful hasbara strategies in general, this workshop will include role playing games on how to speak up and out most effectively to educate others about Israel’s terror victims.

    Duration: 2 hours, including 20 minute movie
    Participants: suitable for large and small groups, young adults and older.
    Cost: $200

  • 7. Teen Mifgash / Meet a Madrich

    A discussion will be led by OneFamilycounselor (madrichim) about the work that they do as “big brothers” and “big sisters” with OneFamily youth. First the madrichim will explain what they do, why it is so helpful, and what they gain from the experience, and then they will share some of their stories. There will be time for visitors to ask questions. Then appropriate ice-breaking games and get-to-know you activities will be introduced with open ended social time together in our youth lounge, with music and refreshments. (Or outside in the garden when weather permits.) The mifgash will end with an “email swap”, encouraging each teen visitor to remain in touch with at least one madrich.

    Duration: 2 hours
    Participants: groups (any size), ideal for teens and young adults, or families
    Cost: $400

  • 8. “Take Care of the Orphan and the Widow”

    A class (with or without Torah sources) on the mitzvah of caring for the Orphan and Widow. An interactive discussion about just what our obligation entails, and how and why this mitzvah is both critical and accessible to us all. Concludes with empowering calls to action that each participant can implement at home.

    Duration: 45 minute class, +20 minute movie
    Participants: Suitable for large and small groups, teens and older.
    Cost: $300

  • 9. Men’s Choir

    Book a performance for your mission or group by our Men’s Choir. AOneFamily representative will introduce the group and explain how a weekly choir has become a tremendous source of support and counseling for bereaved fathers. The choir will then perform a selection of songs; this will end with the choir teaching the audience a song and everyone singing together.

    Duration: 75 minutes, including refreshments and time for the audience and choir to meet.
    Participants: Medium to large sized groups,
    Cost: $1000 + this involves travel for choir members to our location and because of the distance a meal – however the meal can be arranged together with the visiting group

** For more details on any of the above, please email Gary Tile at gary@onefamilyfund.ca or call 416 489-9687, ext. 201.