Donor Stories - AMIT

Donor Stories

AMIT supporters come from all over the world.
Everyone is special. Every reason is unique. Here are just some of the many stories about their passion for providing access to high-quality Jewish values-based education to ensure a strong Jewish future for Israel.

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Shining a Spotlight on Shari & Jacob S
“My perspective changed when I went on the 90th mission to see it, to be in the schools, to see it happening. It was unbelievable to me, and I came back really inspired and interested in doing more,” said Shari. “They don’t just run schools, they actually teach how to run schools and develop curriculum. There are all types of kids and we need to serve them all,” commented Jacob.

Shining a Spotlight on Alexandra and Talia T
Alexandra recalls, “My time at Midreshet AMIT was one of the best years of my life. I love working with kids. When I saw the level of therapy and emotional support they get it’s amazing.” Talia got involved with AFLI for college-age students who want to make a difference. She speaks about how it brings kids from throughout the tristate area together in a fun, but meaningful way.

Shining a Spotlight on Ellen & Stanley W
“Educating Jewish children with Torah values is what AMIT does so well. When we heard that the Kfar Blat campus was in need of rebuilding, we felt it was very important to provide a good environment for children to learn,” said Ellen & Stanley W. “You get a tremendous sense of pride when you see the results of the work that you do for AMIT. Children are happy and in a good place.”

Shining a Spotlight on Elaine G
Elaine G. talks about her personal interest in technology and how important it is that AMIT schools in Israel are leading the way in STEM education while infusing the students with a Jewish-values based foundation.

Shining a Spotlight on Amanda & Isaac B
“We think AMIT schools are the basis for a truly strong country, education both inside and outside the classroom is extremely important for the success of the state of Israel and the Jewish people,.”

Shining a Spotlight on Deena & Adam S
“Children of Israel should be given the same excellent education as our children get. It’s about more than helping children from disadvantaged homes, it’s about the fact that 95% of AMIT students serve in the military and 85% receive a bagrut (matriculation) diploma and go on to work in the upper echelons of Israeli society.

Shining a Spotlight on Elana G
Seven years ago Elana spent a gap year at Midreshet AMIT in Israel. Her experience there shaped how her life played out. Over the past ten years, she became a lawyer and education advocate and now works with foster children and volunteers with AMIT future leadership and young leadership.

Shining a Spotlight on Sami S
Twenty-six years ago Sami S. made a pledge to do anything for any child. Watch why she’s been involved with AMIT every since.

Shining a Spotlight on Marisa B
Marisa spent her childhood tagging along with her mother to AMIT programs and when she graduated high school, she chose to spend go to Midreshet AMIT, and spent a year learning and loving Torah at Beit Hayeled, a foster home for disadvantaged children. “Most people think it is you who impact the children, but it they who impact you.”

Shining a Spotlight on Sari B
Sari B shares her lifelong connection to AMIT from childhood to when she became active as an adult. “I realized it’s not about the bake sales or Mishloch Manot, it’s about the kids in Israel who aren’t as lucky as my kids who need someone to care about them, love them, and nurture them.”

Shining a Spotlight on Liza R
Liza R was raised with a great love for Israel. Here’s just one thing she has to say, “I work in education and with children every day and when I see a child struggling and finally getting it that is what AMIT does and that is why I love AMIT.

Shining a Spotlight on Chayala L
Chayala became a lifetime member as a young adult. “AMIT is a special organization. Children are the framework of society and it’s not just about educating a child, it’s taking the whole child and nurturing them,” she shares.