Enriching the lives of seniors

Once fully operational, the state-of-the-art six-story 2,500 square-meter facility will offer a range of cultural, social and welfare services for the elderly residing in the greater Jerusalem area.

April 27, 2016 17:11
Distributing food

Distributing food. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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"Enough talk. Where’s the action?” asks Naomi Sharabi, the feisty executive director of Ezrat Avot, a not-for-profit organization she founded with her grandfather Rabbi Shlomo Gamliel in 1976 with the goal of providing dignity – and a hot meal – for Jerusalem’s seniors.

Her frustration stems from her view that not enough is being done for the more than 75,000 residents over the age of 65 in the city, many of whom she says suffer from isolation and loneliness.


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