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OneFamily in the News 2017

Soccer: http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4903735,00.html (Hebrew) Natan Bennett joins soccer team: http://www.inn.co.il/News/News.aspx/337225(Hebrew) http://www.kikar.co.il/218187.html (Hebrew) http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2017/1/5/soccer-team-comprised-of-terror-attack-survivors-adopts-3-year-old-israeli-boy   #.WPhdxmnyvIU(English) https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/509679/video-a-3-year-old-injured-in-terror-attack-joined-the-terror-victims-soccer-team.html (English) https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/222837 (English)   Son of Eliraz Peretz celebrates Bar Mitzva: “אמשיך ללכת בדרכו”: בנו של אלירז פרץ ז”ל חגג בר-מצווה […]

The Ultimate Girls’ Day Out

The Ultimate Girls’ Day Out

As I walked through the door out to the lawn I was hit by the sounds of the mellow music and the chatter and the laughter. Women lounging under the gazebo, stretching their way through […]

Youth Division Activities Challenge and Inspire

Youth Division Activities Challenge and Inspire

The Youth Division, which serves the needs of bereaved children ages 8-24, opened the year of activities with outings for every age group. The action began with a midnight hike for the oldest division, known […]

A Friend Remembers Ezra Schwartz

A Friend Remembers Ezra Schwartz

Ezra Schwartz, 18, was stuck in traffic at the Alon Shvut junction on November 19, 2015, when a terrorist opened fire, killing him and two other people. Two years after the attack, we remember Ezra and […]

Opening Up: Bereaved Men Share the Pain of Loss

Opening Up: Bereaved Men Share the Pain of Loss

When it comes to coping with bereavement, men and women move in different directions. Women are often more verbal and naturally inclined to share their feelings with others. They gravitate towards support groups that provide […]

A Sukkot Activity for the Entire Family

Terrorist Murders Three Israelis in Har Adar

Terrorist Murders Three Israelis in Har Adar

OneFamily is stunned and deeply saddened by the murder of border guard Solomon Gavriyah, 20, from Be’er Yaakov, and security guards Youssef Ottman, 25, from Abu Ghosh and Or Arish, 25, from Har Adar. All […]

Buy a Lulav and Etrog Set and Help OneFamily at the Same Time

  You can purchase a lulav and etrog set and help worthy charities as well, including OneFamily. Just go to   www.netinatlulav.com  to purchase your set, and choose OneFamily as the cause you wish to support. (NOTE: Available only […]

A Message for Rosh Hashana

Dear friends, I want to take a moment to thank all of our readers and donors for the incredible and enthusiastic support we have received this past year. We are passionate about helping victims of […]

The Rim to Rim Run for Ezra Schwartz and OneFamily

The Rim to Rim Run for Ezra Schwartz and OneFamily

On September 17, Ari Schwartz, father of terror victim Ezra Schwartz, will run a 21 mile route to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back to the top. Ezra, 18, was killed in at […]

Three Murdered in Halamish Massacre

Three Murdered in Halamish Massacre

Some terrorist attacks are so savage and inhuman that they defy description. The massacre that claimed the lives of Yosef Salomon, 70, his daughter Haya, 46, and his son Elad, 36 inside Yosef’s home on […]

Asael Shabo Inspires at Maccabiah Games

(Video produced by Maccabiah Games) Asael Shabo is a true hero and an real inspiration. In 2002, when Asael was 9-years old, terrorists broke into his family home in Itamar and opened fire on his […]

OneFamily Campers Speak of Challenges Coping with Bereavement

OneFamily Campers Speak of Challenges Coping with Bereavement

  For most children, summer means fun, friends, and freedom. But for children coping with the death of a close family member, fun is often the last thing on their minds. And carefree living is […]

Volunteer of the Month – Laura Bortnick

Volunteer of the Month – Laura Bortnick

Laura Bortnick, a student at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, made a strong impression in the short three and a half weeks she spent at OneFamily. She was not only diligent about her […]

OneFamily Canada Welcomes Victims From Israel

OneFamily Canada Welcomes Victims From Israel

OneFamily Canada hosted its second Taste for Life event, drawing nearly 250 people to hear the story of six victims of terror from Israel. The event also featured the premier of Matthew Shoychet’s film, The […]

Mazel Tov to Renana Meir on her Wedding!

Mazel Tov to Renana Meir on her Wedding!

  OneFamily is thrilled to wish Renana Meir an enormous Mazel Tov on her wedding to Or Cohen. The happy couple married on June 11 in a festive ceremony in front of hundreds of guests. […]

Big Brother/Big Sister – an Island of Safety and Stability

Big Brother/Big Sister – an Island of Safety and Stability

Itai and his Big Brother cook together at OneFamily For 10-year old Cheli, life was at its best when her older brother Benny was around. He would lavish her with attention and take her to […]

Hadas Malka Murdered in Stabbing Attack at Damascus Gate

Hadas Malka Murdered in Stabbing Attack at Damascus Gate

OneFamily is devastated and horrified to learn that Hadas Malka, 23, a hero of the Jewish people, was killed by a terrorist outside of the Damascus Gate on Friday shortly before the beginning of Shabbat, […]

A Taste of Life Cookbook – Turning Pain into Purpose

A Taste of Life Cookbook – Turning Pain into Purpose

One bereaved mother noticed she no longer cooked the special dishes that reminded her of her murdered son. She mentioned it to another mother, and another. All of them had the same experience. The mother, […]

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: A Day Out with OneFamily’s Young Adults

Written by a OneFamily volunteer who joined the OneFamily Young Adults Division on an outing to the North.  The day started with a tour of a winery and a wine tasting at Har Galil. In […]

David Hatuel Keynote Address at UK Gala Dinner

In 2004,  David Hatuel lost his family in a terrorist attack. Today, David is the President of OneFamily. He delivered the keynote address at the OneFamily UK Gala Dinner: On 2nd May 2004 I lost […]

Honorees at OneFamily UK Gala Dinner

Honorees at OneFamily UK Gala Dinner

Chanan Hayoun Chanan was wounded in the suicide bombing at the Hadera market on October 26, 2005. He was 17 years old at the time, a 12th grade student. When the bomb went off, Chanan had […]

OneFamily Soccer Team Wins Eilat Tournament

OneFamily Soccer Team Wins Eilat Tournament

  The OneFamily Soccer Team took first place in its division at the Mehuziota sports tournament in Eilat, showing that the Power of Together can translate into success on the football pitch as well as […]

Bereaved Parents Bond and Heal to prepare for Yom Hazikaron

Bereaved Parents Bond and Heal to prepare for Yom Hazikaron

Bereaved Parents Bond and Heal to prepare for Yom Hazikaron Each year, OneFamily holds a healing retreat for bereaved parents on the Shabbat before Yom Hazikaron to strengthen the families as they prepare for one […]

Terror Victim Families Submit Complaint to FIFA against Jibril Rajoub

Terror Victim Families Submit Complaint to FIFA against Jibril Rajoub

Over 30 victim families of Palestinian terror signed a letter of complaint to FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee. In the complaint, the victims charge the Palestinian Football Association and its president, Jibril Rajoub, with breaching two provisions […]

Ofir Shaer’s Poem, Recited on Yom Hazikaron

Ofir Shaer’s Poem, Recited on Yom Hazikaron

  The Journey Between Places By Ofir Shaer, Recited at OneFamily’s Yom Hazikaron ceremony.   Every man has a place which was given to him by his father and mother Every man has a place […]

Yom HaZikaron 2017

Yom HaZikaron 2017

Yom Hazikaron at OneFamily 2017 from OneFamily on Vimeo. OneFamily’s Memorial Day Ceremony  OneFamily’s annual Memorial Day ceremony was filled with moving speeches and heartfelt testimonies. To help you experience the emotions that spread from […]

A Gesture of Love from Us to You

A Gesture of Love from Us to You

A Passover Message from OneFamily

Passover Greeting from OneFamily on Vimeo. For most of us, Passover is a happy time. Families gather and celebrate the holiday of light and freedom. But for victims of terror, it is the most difficult […]