Colel Chabad is the oldest operating charitable organization in Israel providing life preserving assistance to the neediest people in Israel regardless of gender, age, marital status, ethnicity or religious observance. The Foundation support helps to provide a home for individuals with multiple sclerosis, food to families with special needs, medical and dental care, day care centers and orphanages.
Colel Chabad’s Blavatnik Absorption Center in central Jerusalem provides a full range of absorption services to Russian speaking immigrants. Successful absorption of new immigrants — especially older immigrants from the former Soviet Union – is a serious challenge. This program offers job counseling, senior programs, a lending library and an evening school to help immigrants integrate more fully with the prevailing culture.
Colel Chabad’s Lisa Blavatnik Network of Daycare Centers provides daycare services for the children in low-income households. These daycare centers accept children without regard to background, affiliation, or degree of religious observance. In addition to its annual contributions, the Foundation provided $3.4 million to fund the construction of eight new day care centers in Afula, Carmiel, Dimona, Kiryat Bialik, Lod, Sderot, Yavna and Yokneam.