In Jerusalem

A new kind of freedom

Thanks to a social worker from New York, there are now six centers in the capital that citizens can call for guidance in getting their rights.

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New Yorker Florence Galkin has been involved in social work for almost 60 years, and her passion for helping people access their rights led her to found Mashov – an Israeli nonprofit for citizen involvement and partnership for community advocacy – in 1993.

“Ten years ago, I saw a US website, Benefits CheckUp, in which people over 65 put in their details and immediately received the national rights that they were entitled to,” explains Galkin.

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