To grow up well, a baby needs strong support.
Sometimes, for various reasons, he does not get it!
The voluntary organization "Yad
Letinok" helps to supply the baby's basic needs, such as
Diapers; crib; stroller; playpen and clothing.
Emotional support for his mother, during pregnancy as
well as after birth.
Running centers for the above supplies, plus food.
Donations are desperately needed to help these babies.
Letinok" is recommended by Rav Elyashiv, Rav Sheinberg, Rav
Mashash, Rav Kulitz and other rabbis, and by the Ministry of Labor and
The baby and his mother need
our help and we need yours!!!
YAD LETINOK 14/29 Tsafririm St., P.O.B. 23634, Jerusalem. Telefax: 972-2-5862517. E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yad Letinok Saved
"All of a sudden I found that I
am expecting a new baby... we live in a 30 square meter apartment,
my husband is unemployed, we have two children and my health is not good...
how will we manage? We felt helpless, we couldn't
see a way out... The social worker who we turned to said without
a doubt: "There is only one solution: abortion!". We returned home
confused, anxious... Eventually we decided: "NO! NEVER!"
And then we were connected to a unique organization named "Yad Letinok"
who sent Helen, a warm understanding woman who did for us everything that
she could. She supported us physically and emotionally, and because
there was a new baby on the way, she arranged a larger apartment for us,
through the Ministry of Housing. So the new child brought his own
In a tour with the representatives of the American Jewish Congress, Yad Letinok brought knitted sweaters to a family with two sets of twins and quadruplets (all girls!) which were recently generously helped by Yad Letinok. There are many who need your help.
Letinok seeks to provide pregnant women and new mothers
with the moral and material support they cannot obtain from within their
own families and the Israeli social services. Help extended includes:
Counseling through the pregnancy and after birth.
Domestic Help for high-risk pregnancies.
Volunteer of Yad Letinok helping
a distressed family.
Grants to buy food.
Yad Letinok helps these cute
triplets and many others.
Gifts of clothes for mother and baby.
Mrs. Blanck is choosing clothes for a needy family.
Provision of baby cribs, carriages and baby furniture.
Free baby-sitting service.
Financing a stay at a rest home for new mothers.
Social workers, rabbis and friends
refer women to Yad Letinok,
and many others come on their own accord after reading or hearing about
the charity. At present an average of 50 or 60 women receive help every
month. Before the Holiday seasons the rise in living expenses leads to
a dramatic increase in calls for assistance. Aid from Yad
Letinok offers these women the lifeline they need to continue
their pregnancy and care for their new babies. Once a connection is made
with a mother-to-be or new mother in need, field workers maintain contact
for as long as assistance is needed (and this period sometimes extends
over several years).
Experience shows how the right
kind of considerate help can avert the sort of family tragedies that regularly
come to the attention of Yad Letinokworkers.
Over the past ten years the lives of many hundreds of unborn babies have
been saved. Hundreds of new mothers have been helped through desperate
family crises. Albums full of smiling mother and baby photographs in the
office, testify to the success of this mother and baby support program.
has received the approbation of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, Rabbi Pinchas
Scheinberg, Rabbi Yisroel Grossman and Rabbi Yitzchak Kulitz and Rabbi
Sholom Meshash - the Ashkenazi and Sephardi Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem,
is registered by Israel's Interior Ministry. The work of Yad
Letinok has attracted Government attention. The Minister
of Labor and Social Welfare has praised the work of Yad
Letinok in the Knesset and the Ministry has issued an official
letter of recommendation. Yad Letinok
is also officially recognized by the Jerusalem Municipality's Volunteer
Letinok has a special wish that this year will be a year
of dramatic improvement in the situation of pregnant and nursing women
in plight. Mrs. Blanck has ambitious plans for expanding Yad
Letinok activities. An immediate priority is opening a branch
office in Tel Aviv to help the pregnant women and needy mothers in Israel's
largest conurbation. Eventually other Israeli cities should also benefit
from a local Yad Letinok office,
working to improve the situation of this most vulnerable sector of society.
Ultimately Mrs. Blanck hopes to
build a national Yad Letinok
Center in Jerusalem. This center will combine a variety of welfare services
under one roof and also house an office to organize and coordinate national
activities. It should become a well known address for women in need of
pregnancy and motherhood support. Here they will find an apartment available
for short-term refuge from intolerable domestic tensions. They will also
benefit from a range of counseling services for pregnancy and family problems.
Additional benefits would arise from the centralization of the clothing
and furniture storerooms, currently situated in three different localities.
Happy mother and baby with Mrs. Blanck.
Letinok uses only volunteer workers and at present relies
on private contributions. Expanding activities to respond to the rising
incidence of crisis pregnancies and births poses a formidable challenge.
The difficult economic and security situation in the country has adversely
affected donations. It is easy for people to say that they care about the
mothers and babies Yad Letinok
tries to help, but sympathy alone is insufficient. Yad
Letinok needs above all people willing to invest their time
and money in its lifesaving activities. The Talmud compares saving one
Jewish life with saving a world - Yad Letinok
knows of many such "worlds" on the verge of destruction. With your active
support Yad Letinok can help
many more needy women fulfill the responsibilities of their parenthood.
For many years pregnant women
and young mothers from disadvantaged or insecure backgrounds lacked an
address to turn to for counseling and practical assistance. New immigrants
and visitors to Israel also found themselves in serious difficulties, lacking
the resources to face an impending birth. The plight of these women and
their babies motivated Professor Avrohom Schwartzbaum, a lecturer in social
psychology in Tel Aviv University and Mrs. Yocheved Blanck, a long-standing
volunteer social worker of Jerusalem, to establish the Yad
Letinok charity in 1990. The charity started operations
from a private apartment in the Ramot suburb of Jerusalem. Today
Letinok has branches in many Jerusalem neighborhoods and
sub-offices in Haifa, Dimona, Bnei Brak, Kiryat Sefer and Betar Illit.
Yad Letinok volunteers holding
If you are able to contribute to
Letinok as a sponsor or want any additional information,
please contact Mrs. Yocheved Blanck at:
LETINOK 14/29 Tsafririm St., P.O.B. 23634, Jerusalem. Telefax: 972-2-5862517. E-mail us at: email@example.com