Smart Chesed

Lema'an Achai provides a hand up, not (only) a hand out.

  • A Hand Up, Not (only) a Hand Out

    Hand outs perpetuate poverty. Lema'an Achai helps people to become independent.

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  • Your Best ROI

    Smart Chesed is a Model whose ROI (Return On Investment) is far greater than most other charities that deal with the less fortunate.

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  • Everlasting Impact

    Over 80% of second generation poverty is avoided as a result of our Smart Chesed.

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Our Causes

Learn more about our work. View all of our Projects and Cases.

Our Philosophy

  • "The greatest level, above which there is no greater, is to support by endowing him with a gift or loan, or entering into a partnership with him, or finding employment for him, in order to strengthen his hand until he need no longer be dependent upon others."


    Rabbi, Doctor, Philosopher
  • "I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it."

    Ben Franklin

    Founding Father of the United States
  • "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."


2018 Facts and Figures

  • 4,698 Hours of Youth Programming
  • 5,882 Annual Dental
  • 2,736,000 NIS Material
  • 8,856 Hours of Financial Counseling & Therapies

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