Restoring Hope and Creating Educational Solutions In Israel

IFAKs in memory of Ari Fuld hy”d

In collaboration with the city of Efrat and the Efrat Foundation we are providing IFAKs (Individual First Aid/Trauma Kit) for every member of Ari’s civilian quick reaction security team (QRF).

Each kit is $50.

Please click the donate button below.


Since March 30, 2018, the Hamas regime has launched a new terror war against Israel in the guise of “peaceful” protests along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.  Each week thousands of Gazans have encroached on the border fence separating Israel’s agricultural communities with the Gaza strip. In every protest, Hamas terrorists have attempted to infiltrate Israel, plant improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and engage IDF troops with small arms and sniper fire. Several rounds of fighting have in sued after Hamas launched rocket and mortar barrages at the Israeli civilian communities along the strip.
Hamas activities quickly adapted their methods to include the launching of incendiary kites and balloons that have scorched over 7,500 acres of agricultural fields and nature reserves. Firefighter teams from all over the country have descended on the south to fight fires daily.
After an incendiary balloon set this glade ablaze.
OPERATION SOUTHERN SOLIDARITY has been designed to meet the following objectives that provide relief for the municipal, county and civilian first responders and practical aid to the City of Sderot and border community children and youth services.
1. We will deliver Basic Life Saving (BSL) Mobile Trauma Kits to civilian medical first responders working in several Gaza Strip border communities.  Each Mobile Trauma Kit cost $800.
2. We will provide financial grants to Gaza border communities for children and teen activities in the protected areas and bomb shelters. Activities to include games, toys and funds to help cover potential evacuation.
3. Practical support for the City of Sderot’s fire department and other municipal and county emergency services.
Any individual, business, synagogue, church or civic group that would like to sponsor a Mobile Trauma Kit will have the opportunity to have their name placed on the kit to demonstrate your solidarity with the people of Israel.
MBKI welcomes the friends of Prepared Medical Response. Sponsor an IFAK for civilian first responders along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip. The cost is $50/IFAK. Click the button below.


Hot Lunch Program

Since 2005 MBKI has been providing kosher, meat-based hot lunches every school year in Israel. Tens of thousands of lunches have been delivered. People are surprised to discover that most elementary schools and kindergartens in Israel do not have cafeterias. Children bring their lunches to school. However, children from single parent homes often come to school empty-handed and hungry. Children who are hungry cannot learn. For us, this is an issue of justice and compassion.

At the beginning of every school year, MBKI field staff and school administrators meet to complete an assessment based on the needs of the children in their schools. MBKI subsidizes the cost of feeding the children hot lunches on a sliding scale ranging from 40% to 100%. The school or kindergarten contracts with a local caterer to prepare and deliver the meals daily.

Kindergarten Adoption

We offer a Kindergarten Adoption Program that empowers educators to care for and teach their children while being fully resourced.


Israeli kindergartens operate separately from local municipal elementary schools. The kindergartens MBKI partners with are in low income neighborhoods or rural villages. The majority of the children come from single parent homes. As a result of their socioeconomic situation, our kindergartens are underfunded and are unable to access resources.


Our Kindergarten Adoption Program pairs inner-city and rural kindergartens with donors in the US and Europe. Each school year MBKI’s staff conducts needs assessments with our partner kindergarten educators to identify their program goals, access to educational resources and determine financial needs.

MBKI provides supplemental budgets to our partner kindergartens that cover the costs of subsidized lunches, educational equipment, books, supplies, toys, field trips, enrichment classes and infrastructure improvement.


Donors are paired with partner kindergartens throughout the course of an academic school year. Your $4,000 donation is divided into quarterly payments and distributed to the educators based on the action plan designed by MBKI field staff. Donors have the ability to communicate with their adopted kindergarten and arrange a visit during the school year.

MBKI field staff designs a uniquely tailored action plan for every kindergarten, oversees the distribution of the donation, conducts fiscal compliance inspections, provides logistical support and acts as the liaison with the donor in all forms of communication.

Now is the time to invest our best efforts in the lives of the children. Now-when they are starting to bloom.

Karen Arosti ~ Principal Zalman Aran Elementary School, Jerusalem

First Responders Assistance

In times of war and national crisis in Israel, MBKI has been called upon to lend a strong hand. First Responders Assistance is a program designed to mobilize MBKI’s supporters to provide critical life saving equipment to the civilian organizations and first responders in the communities throughout Israel that we operate our educational programs.

MBKI partnered with The City of Sderot, the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, One Israel Fund, Hatzalah Yehuda and Shomron and local first responder teams. MBKI Volunteers and donors in the US have supported our collaborative projects during Operation Cast Lead (2008-2009), Operation Protective Edge (2014) and the current wave of terrorism (2015- ).

Urban Family Emergency Fund

The most vulnerable members of Israeli society are the single mothers and their children. MBKI operates a fund that provides emergency food and clothing vouchers for these moms. This fund is administered in partnership with one of Jerusalem’s largest inner-city elementary school.

When a single mom reaches the end of her rope and resources she has a place to turn.
Dov ben Zion President MBKI

Completed Programs

About Us

My Brother’s Keeper International’s mission is to restore hope and create educational solutions for children and families living in poverty and conflict zones in Israel. MBKI has been on the cutting edge of community and school-based program development and delivery since 2005.

Our basket of services are tailor-made to remove obstacles to learning that are unique to children, families and educators that struggle from the effects of urban poverty, geographical isolation and armed conflict.

The source of our success is the collaborative partnerships we have established with Israeli educators, municipal and county authorities and community and business leaders. Together with our US and European donors we are able to empower, resource and care for the most vulnerable of Israeli society, the children.

My Brother’s Keeper International is a registered 501(c)3 not for profit corporation in the United States. All donations are tax-exempt.

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