“VeNatnu Yedidim” is an organization that supports orphaned Bachurim. Families dealing with the loss of a parent receive support from the local welfare authorities and other organizations but it is the Bachurim that live in Yeshivah – outside the home, that are dealing with a greater challenge.
The Bachurim are away from their family and therefore miss the mutual support that the family members get from each other. Furthermore, the Bachurim do not receive any support from any organization.
The physical distance from home along with the fact that in Yeshivah they are surrounded by friends that go on with their usual family routine, they are overwhelmed with a sense of loss and pain. Many Rosh Yeshivahs and educators testify to the fact that early on after the loss, the Bachurim are emotionally traumatized which leads to denial, therefore helping them is very complicated.
This is where the founders of “VeNatnu Yedidim” come into action filling the void left in the hearts of the orphaned Bachurim. The organization’s Rabbonim and many volunteers, professionals specializing in this field, and older orphans that overcame the same loss, lend a helping hand to support and guide the orphans out of their sorrow. Based on a unique, private and confidential format and out of great love and mutual responsibility – orphans from Yeshivahs all over Israel are strengthened to find the ability to start a new life and a world without a father or a mother.
During the whole year, the organization guides and supports hundreds of orphans through social events, personal counseling, financial support and a wide team of educators and psychologists that work together to create a range of activities to help the orphans achieve their goals and dreams while overcoming the agonizing pain of being an orphan.
“VeNatnu Yedidim”B”sd is honored to have the Brachah and guidance of Gdolei HaDor and above all, HaRav Hagaon, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky Shlita. Part of our success is due to the fact that our activity is behind the scenes working as discreetly as possible. During our eight years of activity, one will find hundreds of stories of orphans that the organization is a part of their life. So many letters were written by Yeshivah Bachurs describing the overflow of emotions that took over them as they lost a parent. The letters describe how the organization, its staff, its activity and support saved them. It is in these letters that we find the strength to continue and save these Sons of HaKadosh Baruch Hu.