Making A Difference

Chamah was born over sixty years ago in the darkest days of Communist Russia, when merely being a Jew put one’s life in jeopardy.

A small group of courageous young men refused to let the flame of Judaism be extinguished; at peril to their lives, these young activists organized a clandestine group with the aim of strengthening Jewish identity and helping their brethren both physically and spiritually.

Today, Chamah is recognized as a major leading international Jewish organization. With the support of our freinds and supporters, Chamah is improving the lives of over 20,000 people throughout the year, conducting a broad range of humanitarian, social and educational programs in Israel, Russia, and the United States.

Among our programs we have a soup kitchen serving hot meals daily, a daycare center for children so parents can go to work, a medical center providing high quality care for those unable to afford it, and meals-on-wheels for the homebound, the Chamah Center for Child Development providing therapy and other services for children with special needs.

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Marking 65 years of service


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