Ramat Beit Shemesh
Ramat Beit Shemesh is a large economically and religiously diverse community in the center of Israel. Yad Leah has established the Shemesh Shop in partnership with Lema’an Achai. Lema’an Achai, a multiifaceted social service agency serving the Beit Shemesh area has been a leader in helping families develop self-sufficiency tools to get them back on their feet.
They have also been at the forefront of helping the displaced Jews of Gaza and more recently of the northern communites. Together with Lema’an Achai, Yad Leah has set up a store front in the middle of one of Ramat Beit Shemesh’s business districts. This shop targets those families who struggle to pay their monthly expeneses. By relieving these families of the burden of costly clothing bills, these families are able to maintain their pride and dignity without turning to the community for financial assistance.