Since 1935, EMUNAH has been responding to the needs of the people in Israel.
EMUNAH provides care for approximately 8,000 children through its Multi-Purpose day cares and nurseries across Israel; educates more than 2000 students in vocation and high schools and supports children’s residential homes and youth villages caring for over 1,000 children coming from backgrounds of abuse, neglect and abandonment. In addition there are services provided for families, women and the elderly.
Emunah is one of the primary social welfare organizations in Israel and has been awarded:
• ‘Israel Prize’ for lifetime achievement and exceptional contribution to the nation
• Bar-Ilan University to Award Honorary Doctorates
Emunah was founded in 1935 as the Women’s Branch of Ha-Po’el ha-Mizrachi, under the leadership of Tova Sanhedrai-Goldreich, who served the public throughout her life, first as a young woman in Poland, later in Israel, and as the leader of Emunah for more than fifty years. She slso served as a member of Knesset on behalf of the National Religious Party, as well as Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, from 1961 to 1974.
During the 1960s, the Women’s Branch merged with the Mizrachi Women’s Organization to form the National Religious Women’s Organization, which later assumed the name Emunah. The goal of the organization was then, and still is today, to respond to the needs of the people, and to enhance and enrich the lives of the Israeli people — particularly the family unit — and to assist those who are struggling and disadvantaged.
Almost since its inception, Emunah was fortunate to have had the support of sister organizations around the world. Today, Emunah is active in 30 countries under the umbrella of World Emunah, founded by Rabbanit Sarah Herzog.