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Festive Gathering at Chamah Kiryat Malachi for the New Year

28/09/2008 - 28 Elul

In honor of the upcoming New Year, Chamah arranged a festive evening to celebrate the upcoming Rosh HaShana at its campus in Kiryat Malachi. Hundreds of immigrants from the Russian Federation enjoyed the program which included a festive meal, greetings from the local Mayor and toasts to the New Year! Chamah extends warm wishes to all of its kind supporters and friends a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

Chamah Campus hosts hundreds of immigrants at the Weekend Retreat Program

31/08/2008 - 30 Av

Since the units at the Chamah Campus in Kiryat Malachi have been recently renovated, the series of weekend retreats have expanded. Hundreds of immigrants from throughout the country have been hosted at the premises enjoying a relaxing and intellectually challenging occasion.

Elderly Enjoy Gardens at Humanitarian and Medical Centers

09/07/2008 - 6 Tammuz

During the summer months, the elderly immensely enjoy the magnificent gardens at the Humanitarian and Medical Centers of Chamah. The lush greenery and scenic pathways along with the lovely gazebos offers the seniors the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate. FOR MORE PICTURES

Veterans Day at Chamah

12/05/2008 - 7 Iyar

As every year, the 9th of May is a joyous day at Chamah and for all WWII Veterans around the world. This day commemorates the victory over the cruel Nazi regime. Proudly adorning their awards, the Veterans gathered for a festive occasion arranged by Chamah. Songs composed in honor of the evening were sung by a special children's chior. The Veterans remembered their fallen comrades and shared stories of courage, faith and inspiration.

Gan Chamah Chess Team Wins Prize

28/02/2008 - 22 Adar

The Gan Chamah Chess Team participated in a chess match amongst other junior chess players in Moscow. A proud Mordiga Yevgeny from Gan Chamah won the prize for his outstanding performance!

Gan Chamah Contestant Wins First Place in Jewish Art Festival

28/02/2008 - 22 Adar

Anna Leibergot won first place by playing her musical instrument at the Jewish Art Festival of the Jewish Culture Centers in Russia entitled "Kol Rina". As the first place winner, she will be participating at the International Art Festival to be held in Washington D.C. this August. Anna, we at Chamah are real proud of you!

Weekend Retreats Intensify

27/02/2008 - 21 Adar

The Weekend Retreat Program has intensified as the sleeping units at the Chamah Center have been renovated comfortably accommodating close to 100 people.The upgrades include new bathroom tiling and accessories, air-conditioning, kitchenette, furniture and linens. The recent group from the southern towns in Israel such as Be'er Sheba, Sderot, Ofakim and other neighborhoods in close proximity to the Gaza strip thoroughly enjoyed the Weekend Retreat held at the Chamah Campus in Kiryat Malachi. The crowd was comprised of new and veteran immigrants in which the latter will “adopt” the new immigrants easing their absorption.

Southerners Visit the North

25/10/2007 - 13 Cheshvan

As Sderot and southern Israel is constantly under bombardment from missile attacks, Chamah gave the immigrants and seniors a respite from their daily stress by treating them to a full day trip up north. The tour included visiting the Rothschild Gardens, Atlit Museum, Haifa and various points of interest in northern Israel. The participants fully enjoyed the excursion and in addition to learning more about our homeland, it provided a much needed break from their tension. FOR MORE PICTURES

Music of Miracles

09/12/2007 - 29 Kislev

On Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Chamah presented its 20th Annual Gala Dinner Reception. The event was held at the beautiful “Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust” located in Battery Park and overlooking the majestic setting of the Statue of Liberty in lower Manhattan.FULL STORY AND MORE PICTURES

Distribution of Food Packages for Pesach

13/04/2008 - 8 Nissan

Chamah in Israel is distributing food packages to needy families for the upcoming Pesach holiday. The package includes oil, Matzot, wine, infant formula and other essentials. Approximately 500 families in the southern town of Ofakim received the food packages. The difficult economic situation has caused a great increase in the number of requests for help. With your help we can distribute more

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein Visits Chamah in Moscow

27/02/2008 - 21 Adar

Chamah was honored to host Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, President of the IFCJ, and his dear wife, Joelle Medina Eckstein. Rabbi and Mrs. Eckstein toured the institutions of Chamah in Moscow and participated in the distribution of humanitarian aid to the elderly and ill. They enjoyed a hot meal at the Chamah Soup Kitchen and were greatly impressed with the life saving activities of Chamah. The Ecksteins also visited Gan Chamah and other Chamah facilities.

Parlor Meeting in Beverly Hills

29/10/2007 - 17 Cheshvan

A Parlor Meeting was held at the beautiful home of Aaron and Janet Rivani, a prominent Beverly Hills family.FULL STORY AND MORE PICTURES

Olim Visit Chamah Campus

07/10/2007 - 25 Tishrei

Chamah hosted various groups of Olim from the southern region of Israel such as Be’er Sheva, Sdeort, Ofakim, Ashkelon etc. at the Chamah campus in Kiryat Malachi. They enjoyed a joyous program which included a cultural activity introducing them to our heritage and traditions . Chamah hosted approximately 60 youth from Russia at the Chamah Campus in Kiryat Malachi . The students are learning in Israel in the “Na’aleh Program” of the Jewish Agency. FOR MORE PICTURES

Festive Gathering

16/09/2007 - 4 Tishrei

Chamah arranged and hosted a festive convention for holidays. The seminar was attended by hundreds of immigrants from the FSU living in Kiryat Malachi, Sderot, Ofakim and towns throughout the southern region.

Chamah International Vice Chairman, Mr. Oliver Stanton Leads UJA Delegation to Chamah Moscow

18/09/2007 - 6 Tishrei

Also joining the UJA assembly were Mr. Alik Nadon and other representatives from The Joint Distribution Committee in Moscow and Mr. Mark Levin, head of the National Conference of Soviet Jewry in Washington DC and Hillel Zaltzman, President of Chamah. The group noted the magnitude of people served, how efficiently the programs are run and the cleanliness of the facility commenting “it looks like a spa”. Most of Chamah’s beneficiaries hold college degrees and have served their country for decades. Now in their “golden years” they cannot live on their meager pensions and fortunately have Chamah who assist them in a most dignified manner. FOR MORE PICTURES

Summer Camps Close With A Smile

19/09/2007 - 7 Tishrei

Hundreds of youngsters enjoyed the day camps that Chamah arranged in Israel, Moscow and New York. Along with the trips and exciting activities the campers benefited from a nutritious breakfast and were also given the opportunity to experience Jewish traditions. They are eagerly awaiting next year’s day camps!

Southern Israel Citizens- Chamah Cares About You!

06/06/2007 - 20 Sivan

The steady bombardment of Kassam rockets on Sderot is causing heavy damage to the city. Sderot, Ofakim and neighboring towns in southern Israel are not only plagued by terror, but with high employment rate causing many families to live under the poverty line. Chamah is distributing food and care packages to the towns citizens who cannot afford the luxury of uprooting to other cities.

Weekend With Chamah

01/08/2007 - 17 Av

Shabbat Nachamu, July 27-28, 2007, Chamah hosted over 50 families from the Russian Federation at its campus in Kiryat Malachi. The participants enjoyed festive Sabbath meals, lectures and symposiums. Exciting activities were arranged for the children. The quality time spent together in a warm atmosphere cultivated an openness for new experiences and opportunities.

Ms. Terry Meyerhoff Rubenstein Visits Chamah

05/07/2007 - 19 Tammuz

Chamah is greatly honored to have Ms. Terry Meyerhoff Rubenstein, the Executive Vice President of the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, together with Executive Officer of the Jewish Agency's Education Fund visit the Chamah Campus on Tuesday, the 3rd of July. More significant was the attention dedicated towards the Rebecca and Joseph Meyerhoff Community Center building in Kiryat Malachi . FOR MORE PICTURES

Students Spend a Shabbat at Chamah

25/05/2007 - 8 Sivan

This past Shabbat, 26th of May, Chamah hosted a group of students learning at "Machon Medrasha" from Jerusalem. "Medrasha" is geared for post high school youth from the Diaspora to study and tour in Israel for the scholastic year. The students were greatly impressed by the quality of the Chamah campus; the dormitory, dining room, lecture hall etc.

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