ELEM is Israel’s leading nonprofit serving at-risk Israeli youth. Our more than 2,000 volunteers and 280 professionals seek out youth on their turf – on the streets, in schools, on the internet, at bars, nightclubs and more. These youth face tremendous challenges and are affected by domestic violence, substance abuse, neglect, bullying, homelessness and prostitution.
ELEM works with secular and religious Jews; Christian and Muslim Arabs; Bedouins; immigrants, including those from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia; and the LGBTQ community. With 82 diverse programs in 42 cities in Israel, we provide counseling, mentoring, vocational training and a safe space for youth of all backgrounds to get off the streets and become productive members of Israeli society.
This year's Ray of Hope 2020 Virtual Benefit will be our first digital event-- honoring Golden Globe winner, producer and star of the hit show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rachel Bloom, with our LifeSaver Award. The evening will include a performance by the winner of Israel's Idol program, exciting entertainment by world-renowned illusionist and mentalist Alex Voz and an opportunity to learn about the impact of ELEM’s life-saving work with Israeli youth who are on the streets. Please consider a sponsorship to help underwrite our event so that more funds go directly to our work in Israel.
Sponsor: ELEM/Youth in Distress in Israel