UJIA (United Jewish Israel Appeal)

New Beginnings - a healthy start in life

Eight per cent of children in Israel - 80,000 - are defined as “at-risk”. New Beginnings provides essential health and welfare services for the country’s neediest children. By working in Arab towns, it is closing gaps between Israel’s diverse citizens and creating a healthier, more equal society.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 8:10 AM, 21 May 2012 to 8:10 AM, 21 May 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1060078)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing




At-risk children face obstacles to their development including emotional, behavioural and physical difficulties, as well as poverty and a lack of parental care. In Arab communities, children with special needs face tougher challenges: many grow up in families suffering from unemployment, and youth crime and drug abuse are high. To make matters worse, essential services are often unavailable and many parents don’t know how to care for their extra needs.


The initiative will provide essential welfare and therapeutic services for infants with physical and psychological difficulties in Tamra and Shfaram, Arab towns in northern Israel that lack the essential resources to support their most vulnerable children. A child’s development in their early years has a key influence on them later in life, including the ability to learn and be productive citizens. Therefore, early intervention helps them start school on an equal footing and thrive as adults.