News and Events

In the News – Three Year Old Terror Victim joins OneFamily Soccer team

Three-year-old Natan Bennett was injured in a terror attack in October 2015. A few weeks ago, he underwent surgery to save the leg.Last week, he became an honorary member of the OneFamily Soccer team. Natan […]

Jerusalem Post – Becoming as ‘One’

Read the Jerusalem Post’s special magazine devoted to OneFamily. Jerusalem Post – Becoming as ‘One’

Bereaved children light a candle at OneFamily Chanukah Camp: “looking for my brother inside me”

Bereaved children light a candle at OneFamily Chanukah Camp:  “looking for my brother inside me”

  The article below is a translation of a piece published on YNet, Israel’s leading news site, about the closing ceremony at OneFamily’s Chanukah Camp. Click here to read the original Hebrew.  It was a joyous […]

A Letter from Terror Survivor Renana Meir, Daughter of Dafna Meir z”l

A Letter from Terror Survivor Renana Meir, Daughter of Dafna Meir z”l

Almost exactly a year ago, a terrorist broke into my home and killed my mother, Dafna, z”l. He stabbed her repeatedly in her upper chest and then in the head when she was already on […]

OneFamily Honored at Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference for ‘Exceptional Work’ For Victims of Terror

OneFamily Honored at Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference for ‘Exceptional Work’ For Victims of Terror

Over the past 15 years, OneFamily has helped more 10,000 victims of terror on their road to recovery.  Today, the Jerusalem Post honored OneFamily founders Marc, Chantal, and Michal Belzberg in a special ceremony at […]

Download Sukkah Decoration by Naama Henkin

Naama Henkin, together with her husband Eitam, were killed in a terrorist road shooting last Sukkot. Their four children were in the back seat of the car but survived with only minor injuries. This year, […]

Join the Amazing Race with OneFamily

Take the challenge and enjoy a Yom Kef with your family at the One Family Sukkot Event – Amazing Race. Families compete in all five events – Go Karting, Outdoor Training, Paintball, Laser Tag and […]

The strength of OneFamily. The strength of Klal Yisroel.

The strength of OneFamily. The strength of Klal Yisroel.

By Yaakov Morgenstern When I woke up on Monday morning, all I could think about was the family I would meet later that evening, Rina and Amichai Ariel, the parents of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the […]

Weekend Terror Wave Connects US and Israel

Weekend Terror Wave Connects US and Israel

OneFamily stands in solidarity with the victims of terror in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota, wishing them a speedy, complete recovery. No one understands the challenges faced by those affected by terror better than OneFamily, […]

Remembering My Sister 15 Years After 9-11

Remembering My Sister 15 Years After 9-11

By Yaakov Morgenstern, whose sister Nancy was killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  Fifteen years ago today my whole life was changed. My dear sister Nancy, Chana Perel, was killed in the […]

Learning to Parent without Parents

Learning to Parent without Parents

For many young families, summertime – and especially school vacation – is a time to rely on supportive parents. But for members of OneFamily’s “Sayaret” division for orphans of both parents, heartbreakingly this is not […]

A Letter to a Deceased Father

An Israeli camper at Camp Timberlane in Canada wrote a moving letter to a father who was killed by terrorists. Dear Abba, About a week ago Neta and I returned home, after spending three and […]

Buy a Print for Victims of Terror

Congratulations to South Africa-based artist Julian Grabman on his new project on behalf of OneFamily called Jerusalem Forever.Julian is selling signed prints of his amazing watercolor painting, Jerusalem Forever. Half of the proceeds go to […]

Terror Victims Refresh Body and Soul at Water Park

Terror Victims Refresh Body and Soul at Water Park

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” goes the famous show tune. But that sentiment doesn’t ring so true for many residents of Israel’s southern region who suffered the brunt of Israel’s three wars with Hamas. […]

In the Media – Summer Edition

OneFamily Camp: The Jewish Press – 330 Fly Balloons in Colors of French Flag Arutz-7 – מפגן ההזדהות של הילדים השכולים (with video) Kipa.co.il – סמוך לגבול סוריה: ילדי משפחות שכולות הפריחו בלונים בצבעי דגל צרפת   Retreat […]

Volunteer of the Month – Ross Buckley

Volunteer of the Month – Ross Buckley

Our Volunteer of the Month, Ross Buckley shares his thoughts on what it means to volunteer at OneFamily: As a volunteer for OneFamily, I feel privileged to be in an environment full of constant inspiration. […]

OneFamily Retreat for the Injured Shows the Power of Together

OneFamily Retreat for the Injured Shows the Power of Together

Caption: Shuki Gilboa, who lost an eye trying to save 13-year-old Hallel Yaffe Ariel from a stabbing attack, sitting beside the pool playing catch with his son, while his wife and other children watch.   […]

OneFamily Summer Camp Brings Hope and Healing to Bereaved Children

OneFamily Summer Camp Brings Hope and Healing to Bereaved Children

OneFamily’s Youth Division helps bereaved children by forging relationships between them and their volunteer counselors. The counselors make regular visits to their homes, particularly on their birthdays and the anniversary of the death of their […]

Bereaved Musician Tal Ramon Brings His Healing Lyrics to OneFamily Youth

Bereaved Musician Tal Ramon Brings His Healing Lyrics to OneFamily Youth

Like the members of OneFamily, musician Tal Ramon knows what it means to lose loved ones to tragedy. His father, Ilan Ramon, Israel’s first heroic astronaut, was killed in 2003 when his space shuttle exploded […]

OneFamily Camp in the Media

OneFamily’s summer camp for bereaved children has just finished and the press is already covering some of the notable events, like the show of solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attack Nice. See the […]

13-Year-Old Hallel Yaffe Ariel Stabbed in Her Room as She Slept

Some acts of terror simply defy understanding. What words capture the brutality of terrorist breaking into the home of a teenage girl and stabbing her again and again as she slept in her own bed? […]

Mother’s Day Event

Shiffy Lichtenstein: The event today was really beautiful. Sara’s talk was so inspirational, and she had the most beautiful things to say about OneFamily Everyone was moved, there wasn’t a dry eye. It was an honor […]

Terror Victims Kay Wilson and Cheryl Mandel Captivate US Audiences

Cheryl Mandel, a bereaved mother from Israel, was the featured speaker at wide Yom Hazikaron Commemoration ceremony co-sponsored by OneFamily at Ben Porat Yosef, a Modern Orthodox day school in Paramus, New Jersey. The event […]

Terror victim Adele Bennett Celebrates Hair Cutting Ceremony of Son Natan

In October, Adele Bennett suffered the greatest loss of her life. While strolling through the Old City with her husband Aharon, 2 ½ year old son Natan, and infant daughter Shlomit, a terrorist attacked the […]

In the Media

OneFamily makes news! See all of the recent coverage. Yom Hazikaron at OneFamily: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Bereaved-families-open-their-hearts-about-their-loss-at-OneFamily-Remembrance-Day-ceremony-453751 http://tpsnews.co.il/articles/once-a-year-bereaved-families-find-strength-in-each-other/ Daughter of Martyred Har Nof Rabbi Chaim Yechiel Rothman z’l Speaks About Loss http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4800879,00.html http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/776/720.html Interview on Lelo Hafsakah Radio […]

OneFamily Camp – Where Bereaved Kids are Free to be Kids

    The days leading up to Passover are particularly hard for victims of terror. Families across the country gather together to prepare for seder, and the memories of loved ones lost to terror are […]

OneFamily Brings Bicycles to Terror-Struck Bedouin Family

In one of the most dramatic terrorist attacks of the year, a gunman went on a rampage on Tel Aviv’s trendy Dizengoff Street, killing Alon Bakal and Shimon Ruimi. An hour later, while trying to […]

Highlights from Yom HaZikaron at OneFamily

Watch highlights from OneFamily Memorial Day ceremony in Jerusalem as we remembered all of Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. Terror does not discriminate between young and old, male or female, or even by […]

Coming Together for Soccer and Healing

The OneFamily Soccer Team proved to be a powerhouse at the Regional Tournament in Eilat last week, winning five games over five days on the way to a second place finish. But while the teams’s coach, […]

Empowering Photo-Therapy Journey to Greece

In April 2016, 31 bereaved siblings and orphans from the young adult division, embarked on a four day empowering journey to Salonika in Greece. “Using photography as a tool for therapy each participant was able […]