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The Johannesburg Jewish Helping Hand (Chevrah Kadisha) supports almost one-quarter of Johannesburg’s Jewish community, touching the lives of over 11 000 of Jews every year. We rely on private funding for at least 70% of our annual budget of $20M, to distribute funds to almost 900 vulnerable Jewish families for food, rent, education and healthcare. We also house close to 1,000 indigent residents permanently in our aged homes, disabilities centres and childcare facilities. Although the local Johannesburg community supports us generously, our donor community is shrinking due to emigration as welfare and social services need increases due to inflationary pressures and a failing State infrastructure. Help from our expat community has become critical. Hence our international campaign, One Tribe, from 102-04 June 2024.

No matter where in the world they live, South African Jews still care deeply for the country and community they grew up in, because we’ll always be one family and One Tribe.

We are grateful to the KKL for facilitating the donations and tax deductions made to the The Johannesburg Jewish Helping Hand (Chevrah Kadisha) from our Israeli donors.
Since 1901, KKL-JNF has been developing the land of Israel, strengthening the bond between the Jewish people and its homeland. KKL-JNF works for sustainable development of the country, both ecological and social as well as educational, and to preserve Israel’s environmental resources for the sake of future generations.

Then, Now, and Into the Future

Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael–Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) has been developing the land of Israel and strengthening the bond between the Jewish people and its homeland since 1901. KKL-JNF continues to meet the State of Israel’s changing needs and, together with friends like you, create a better Israel through projects in Forestry & Environment, Combating Desertification, Climate Change, Community Development, Water Management, Green Living, Agricultural Research & Development, Education and more.

KKL-JNF shares its knowledge and know-how with countries that face resource challenges like those of Israel, helping ensure a greener and healthier world.

Now, with your contribution, you can impact Israel’s future.