How To Help

New Student Residence

As Zion Orphanage continues to expand, space is always at a premium. That's why our newest development project is to build an entire new floor in our main facility, with space-efficient and comfortable rooms for 21 boys.

Your partnership will enable us to best provide for the Zion boys – as your eternal legacy in the heart of Jerusalem.

Sponsor A Child
Sponsor A Child
Transforming one life at a time.

With Zion Orphanage alumni currently serving in the Knesset and other successful positions, we are well-aware of the precious potential at the core of every child.

"To save one life is to save an entire world." Help us transform the life of a precious child in Jerusalem. Your sponsorship is a source of eternal gratitude from the boy – and a source of great merit and joy for you.

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Zion Band & Choir
Zion Band & Choir
The power of music to inspire confidence and creativity.

Zion boys learn to sing and to play keyboards, guitar and drums. These many hours of practicing culminate in special performances as Zion Band and Zion Choir.

Following weeks of practice and many days in a professional recording studio, our Zion Choir independently produce an entire CD.

Your contribution assists Zion boys in developing creativity, patience, perseverance, concentration, and motor skills – all vital tools for later in confronting life's challenges.

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Arts & Fitness
Arts & Fitness
Sparking creative development of well-rounded individuals.

Whether writing and recording music, training in martial arts, or exploring the world of arts and crafts, extracurricular activities are crucial for Zion boys, who come from dysfunctional homes and often missed out on childhood fun and enrichment.

As the boys explore the depths of aesthetic beauty and creative expression, a healthy self-confidence grows.

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Zion Counseling Center
Zion Counseling Center
Urgent need to expand our child counseling facilities.

With the number of boys in our care increasing, we have an urgent need to expand our counseling facilities of professional psychologists, social workers and therapists.

Your gift to the Zion Counseling Center will help guide these boys to inner stability, emotional maturity, and the keys to a promising future.

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Animal Therapy
Animal Therapy
Tapping into a world of warmth and caring.

Guided by professional therapists at our on-campus mini-zoo, Zion boys learns to switch from "survival mode" to sharing their inner world.

In caring for rabbits, turtles and birds, the boys develop empathy. With time, the walls of anxiety and isolation melt away... opening new vistas of love and care.

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Family Units
Family Units
Building a true "home" for Zion boys.

Zion Orphanage has pioneered the "Mishpachtone" - where a young, energetic couple lives in an apartment with their own young children, along with twelve Zion boys, ages 7-14.

This intimate family setting – often the boys' first encounter with caring, responsible adults worthy of trust – has transformative impact on the boys' physical and emotional health.

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Birthday Gifts
Birthday Gifts
Sharing the joy of life.

Every child loves birthday gifts – something new, the element of surprise, and all the surrounding enthusiasm.

How much more so for Zion boys who received little attention during their first tender years.

No matter where you are in the world, giving gifts to Zion boys creates memories that last a lifetime. Let a boy know that his life is cause for celebration!

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Bar Mitzvah Twinning
Bar Mitzvah Twinning
Forging a lifelong bond.

For a Zion boy, coming from a disadvantaged family background, there's a risk that his Bar Mitzvah celebration could feel second-rate.

That is why we strive to provide an extraordinary experience that includes the participation of chief rabbis, popular singers, and jugglers.

Through our acclaimed Twinning Program, your child can be matched with a Zion boy, forging a special bond.

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Wedding Fund
Wedding Fund
Helping married life get the right start.

Since Zion boys have little family support, they often face the anxiety of not being able to pay for even a basic wedding celebration.

With your help, we will arrange for a simple but elegant wedding. Marriage is a fresh start, and at Zion Orphanage our motto is that everyone deserves a fresh start.

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Healthy Meals
Healthy Meals
Assisting the Zion boys, body and soul.

Because children are growing and developing, it is crucial they have nutritious, balanced meals.

At Zion Orphanage, we strive to meet these requirements through a balanced diet that helps ensure the boys are energized and motivated – promoting health, well-being, and focus in school.

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Computer & Game Room
Computer & Game Room
Inspiring creative and confident thinking.

Over 100 years ago, Zion orphanage pioneered the idea of creative confidence-building activities.

Today, whether it's photography, computer graphics or electronics, these activities stimulate the boys' social, emotional, linguistic and cognitive capabilities.

Your help will give these boys skills and inspiration for a lifetime.

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Orthodontic Care
Orthodontic Care
Smile wide and let the light shine through.

Beyond improving appearance, a full, vibrant smile is an important expression of a child's self-image.

This is particularly crucial for Zion boys whose formative years provided tragically few reasons to smile.

Give this gift of joy.

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Prayers, Memorials & Plaques
Prayers, Memorials & Plaques
Securing your place in the heart of Jerusalem.

Zion Orphanage offers an array of services on your behalf, including: prayers for your success and health; reciting Kaddish in honor of a loved one; commemorating your gift with a donor plaque; and Planned Giving to bequeath funds.

Explore the many ways to forge an eternal bond with needy children in Jerusalem.

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Planned Giving
Planned Giving
Investments that reap eternal benefit.

With over a century of caring for disadvantaged boys in Israel, Zion Orphanage offers Planned Giving, a popular philanthropic tool for posthumously bequeathing assets or funds to a non-profit.

Planned Giving enables you to assist generations of children​ – who lack a stable, nurturing family environment​ – ​to become self-sufficient assets to the community.

Explore our many worthwhile options.

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Donate now to provide a warm and loving home in Jerusalem.