Keren Tal Chaim
45 Branda St.
Petach Tikva 49120
Contact person: Rabbi
Meir Batiste and Rebbetzin Esther Batiste
Description and programs:
provide more help to more people; to reach each child in the educational
system and to enable him to participate in helping the disadvantaged; to
expand the ranks of adult volunteers, and in so doing enable direct
contact between the various groups in society and encourage the feeling of
belonging and equality within the local population; to break down
stereotypes and build trust between the different groups in society.
and be satisfied - 20,000 food parcels are distributed each month to 400
needy families who have been referred by the authorities.
2. 120 immigrants from the CIS are now volunteering 4-5 hours weekly in
the Geriatric Dept. of a local hospital.
3. We provide legal advice and guidance in solving particular problems
of needy families.
4. Immigrant absorption through cultural activities and study of the
Hebrew language and Jewish Heritage.
5. Education toward volunteerism in the formal and informal educational
systems, reaching thousands of children.
6. Tours for 200 people as an enrichment activity in Ulpanim.
7. Help, comprising food and manpower (volunteers) is offered to many
institutions and organizations in the community: Enosh, special
education facilities, Lions, Emunah, Wizo, and so on.
for hundreds of families in their hour of need.
120 new immigrant
volunteers are active in helping veteran Israelis - received the
President's Award for Volunteers in 1995.
Education and recruiting of thousands of children for communal work.
We are not affiliated
with any political organization.
Rabbi Meir Batist, father of 9, a rabbi in the Academy of Higher Learning
at Bar Ilan University, and manager of the ''Shema'' Project, a Hebrew
legal service for lawyers and judges. A rabbi in the Petach Tikva Noam
Community for Hesder Yeshiva Graduates, he is a man of the Book, of law,
education and kindness. He started his educational path during the Yom
Kippur War, in Yeshivat HaGolan, and his devotion to both Torah and
education characterizes all his actions, keeping him on target. Tal Haim
was established to answer a desperate need from within the community. The
Association has used original methods to
serve the needy, bringing in many people from all strata of society, while
bringing out their best for the benefit of weaker members of society.