The Omo child shelter saves the lives of the "Mingi" children. Mingi is the ritualistic killing of infants and children who are Mingi because they are considered impure or cursed. When you are born Mingi you are sentenced to death. During the eye camp trip Kahn met Lale Labuko' founder of the Omo Child Shelter a Mingi survivor who decided to dedicate his life and fight for the Mingi children. When Kahn became aware of the Omo Child Children home in Jinka he could not stand silent, and decided to contribute and build them an orphanage so they will not need to worry about not having a permanent home.
Following British sculptor Anish Kapoor decision to grant the Prize money awarded to him in 2017 by the Genesis Prize to Syrian refugees Kahn was inspired and made a six-figure grant to the Ziv hospital to fund treatment for Syrian children who have suffered hearing loss as a result of their country’s civil war. Kahn joined the global initiative to aid refugee causes and encourage other Jewish foundations and philanthropists to do the same. Ziv Medical Center has extensive experience treating wounded Syrian civilians. The hospital reports that one out of every three Syrian children from combat areas examined by Ziv’s hospital staff suffers from hearing loss. The children are provided testing, treatment, surgery and rehabilitation.
Kahn then went to visit the refugee camps in Lesbos, the visit was overwhelming, he could not believe that so many people were uprooted from their homes and had no future. Since basic education is the only hope for these refugees to regain their identity and freedom Kahn decided to gift "The school of peace in Lesbos".
We as Jews who have been refugees cannot remain indifferent to the suffering of innocent civilians, whoever they may be. "(Morris Kahn)
Since 2002 the Yerucham Association has dedicated itself to improving the future of education in Israel by focusing on disadvantaged areas and communities. They believe that every child in Israel can succeed if only given the opportunity, their goal is to create those opportunities.
FIDEL ("Alphabet" in Amharic), promotes the full integration of the Ethiopian-Israeli community into Israeli society through educational enrichment and social programs that reach thousands of Ethiopian Israelis across the country. It was founded in 1997 and since then it reaches over 7,000 Ethiopian-Israeli children, teens & parents across Israel through diverse programs.
Bialik Rogozin campus
The Bialik-Rogozin School, located in South Tel-Aviv, educates more than 1,150 students from 1st to 12th grades. The student population of the school includes a wide range of demographic groups, poor third-generation Israeli born families, work immigrants, new immigrants (mainly from the Former Soviet Union, refugees from Darfur, and minority Arabs). Almost all families have a low socio-economic status. The school's main objective is to provide these underprivileged students with opportunities to develop their potential.
A non-profit feminist organization, was founded in 1997 by educators and social activists from the Negev. They had a sense of responsibility and commitment to the idea that the Negev's next generation should grow up in a nurturing, enriching and healthy environment. Eden's vision is to support women and girls who live in the Negev, make a positive change in their lives and help them realize their hidden potential, through establishing and operating a variety of educational, social and therapeutic programs.
Elem - Youth in Distress in Israel, Association
Founded in 1982 is the country’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to treating and transforming the lives of troubled youth. ELEM works with secular and religious Jews; Christian and Muslim Arabs including Bedouins; immigrants, including those from the Former Soviet Union and Ethiopia; and the LGBT community. Many live on the streets and most of them will not seek help from traditional social service groups. Its 78 programs in 43 cities provide counseling, mentoring, vocational training and a safe space for Israeli youth to envision a positive future for themselves and become productive members of Israeli society.
Enosh - The Israeli Mental Health association
Established in 1978 to support people with psychiatric disabilities and their family members. Over the years, the organization has spearheaded innovative rehabilitation services based on a personal approach and principles of the mental health Recovery Model, which enable people with mental illness to lead meaningful lives.
A nonprofit medical support organization founded by Rabbi Firer in 1979. It handles thousands of emergency calls and has become Israel's leading medical referral expert. Rabbi Firer's up to date knowledge in many areas of medicine has led him to develop a data bank on the world's top medical specialists. Ezra Lemarpe assists patients with medical services for rehabilitation, cancer patients both adult and children, patients with serious illnesses and disabilities, ambulance services and more.
Peres Center for Peace and Innovation
Founded in 1996 by the late President of Israel, Shimon Peres, develops and implements impactful and meaningful programs with a focus on promoting a prosperous Israel, nurturing and highlighting Israeli innovation, and paving the way for shared-living between all of Israel's citizens and lasting peace between Israel and its neighbors.