City Pays it Forward

NECHAMA assisted the community of Rock Rapids, Iowa this past summer after they were inundated by a flash flood. Our team helped mobilize and equip local and regional volunteers as well as other voluntary organizations to aid the cleanup effort.

Recently, the City of Rock Rapids made a proclamation thanking NECHAMA for the much needed support and authorized a gift of $5,000! 

Giving Tuesday

NECHAMA joins with national charitable giving movement

NECHAMA has joined GivingTuesday, an effort that harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. 

Annual Appeal 2014-2015

In the past 12-months, we have directly helped more families than any other year in our 18-year history. Together, we make these caring connections and concrete steps toward tikkun olam, repairing the world, everywhere we go.

Please take a moment to look at the work we've done over this busy year and support assistance to families in the future.

Theo’s Mitzvah Project

Like a lot of Jewish boys his age, Theo Kronfeld is preparing to become a bar mitzvah – an adult in the eyes of the Jewish community. He is learning to lead worship services, practicing his Torah portion, and writing a d’var Torah, a speech about his Torah reading and its meaning for him. 

And, like the other boys and girls who are getting ready to celebrate their b’nei mitzvah, Theo has completed a “mitzvah” (service-learning) project. Unlike most of the other kids, however, Theo had to take a plane in order to do it. “When I asked my dad for suggestions for a project, he gave me a couple of choices,” Theo says. “When he said we could work with NECHAMA in Detroit, Michigan, I jumped on it.”