Answers. Advocacy. Assistance.
For the English-speaking community in Israel
From Bezek bills to medical emergencies, we’ll help you cut through the red tape – and the language barrier.
Iron Swords War
Information and resources to help you and your family during this turbulent time.
Obtaining an army deferment, permitted length of stay in Israel for Israeli citizens residing abroad and army exemptions for women.
Hospital registration, child benefits and legal requirements following birth.
The Israeli National Insurance system: eligibility, how to register and benefits.
Maintaining foreign citizenship and documents in Israel and acquiring Israeli citizenship.
Government offices; locations, hours and services provided.
Legal & Financial
Banking, employment, apartment purchase and more.
National Health Funds (Kupat Cholim) and other insurance coverage.
Phone & Internet
Phone and internet service and providers.
Services for children with special needs and children’s therapies.
Transportation & Automotive
Private and public transportation.
Obtaining and maintaining non-citizen status for residency in Israel.
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“Before Chaim V’Chessed, when I had an issue, I’d ask friends, make phone calls to offices, and hope for the best. Now, I’m not worried at all, I know where to get an answer and help. Thank you!”
Chaim Tzvi Feldbrand
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Life in Israel is beautiful. Dealing with ‘the system’, however, is complex at the best of times, with constantly changing policies, confusing medical terms and ambiguous regulations.
For English-speakers, these challenges are further compounded. Language barriers, cultural differences and lack of connections make day-to-day complexities all the more difficult. And when a crisis hits, the challenge can go from difficult to nearly impossible.
At Chaim V’Chessed, our mission is to ease the task of navigating life in Israel.
We are staffed by experts who are equipped to provide English-speakers in Israel with the answers, advocacy and assistance they so desperately need.
Our range of activities include hospital assistance, governmental dealings, special education guidance, kupat cholim advocacy, women’s health guidance and much more.
From the most critical, even life-threatening issues to the obstacles inherent in just getting through each day, there is no problem too large nor too small to warrant our concern.
Chaim V’Chessed. We’re here for you.
Clear lists of what you need and downloadable forms so you can get what you need in government offices – the first time around.
Step-by-step instructions so you’re fully informed and in control when dealing with kupot cholim, bituach leumi and any bureaucratic issues that arise.
Advocacy, string-pulling and round-the-clock support in times of crisis or medical emergencies, so you never face challenging situations in a foreign country alone.
“Being in Israel, not knowing the system, not speaking the language, I feel very vulnerable. Chaim V’Chessed is an organization I trust blindly, and I know I can call for anything. I so appreciate the assistance, it’s amazing having you here!”
In January 2024, Chaim V’Chessed assisted in: