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Take a tour with American tourists who visit Israel to spend their vacations volunteering in a soup kitchen, taking part in 'tikkun olam.'
This program is one of the hundreds offered by IFCJ that aims to fill the financial gaps in society.
While Israel's technological and scientific breakthroughs are impressive, it is still has the highest rate of poverty of any OECD country, according to a National Insurance Institute report.
By EYTAN HALON
Her frustration was expressed following the presentation to President Reuven Rivlin of the annual statistical report on children in Israel.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The report showed an increase in poverty among the elderly, despite a recent minimum wage increase.
By ALON EINHORN
Half of welfare recipients say they frequently or occasionally lacked sufficient food at home.
The four other towns and cities sharing Jerusalem's ranking are Bnei Brak and the Arab communities Jisr al-Zarka, Umm al-Fahm, Zarzir and Bukata.
By SAMUEL THROPE
43,000 nonprofits currently help provide services to people on welfare, although only about 20,000 appear to be active.
By ROCKY BAIER
While the report showed a rise in the minimum wage and child-care allowances, it also indicated that many Israeli families of three or more children live below the poverty line.
By DAVID LEE/THE MEDIA LINE
“Poverty is the result of government policies that drastically reduced social expenditures and neglected those who are weakened", Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder of IFCJ.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
Pitchon Lev was established in 1998 with the main goal of removing people from poverty.
Nearly a third of Holocaust survivors in Israel live in poverty.
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