About the Organization

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization that has been operating for over 100 years worldwide. To date, tens of thousands of children and teenagers have found Big Brothers and Sisters who have helped change their lives for the better. Although the principle of operation in the organization is similar everywhere, each relationship is unique. You and your Little Sibling will create the special characteristics of your connection as you get to know one another.

Try to Remember Your Childhood Picture

Who is standing beside you? Your father? Mother? A Big Sibling? We take for granted that someone was there for us when we were young. But there are thousands of children whose reality is different. Without a mature, responsible and supportive figure, these children are forced to cope with life on their own. The consequence of this reality is a feeling of loneliness, a real damage to one’s self-confidence, difficulty integrating into society and increased exposure to negative influences.

You Can Change Their Childhood Picture

We’ll pair you with a child who needs your guidance and support – it can be through conversation and time spent together enjoyably, playing, creating and having fun. Over time, your presence and the relationship that develops will create a real change in your Little Brother or Sister’s sense of self-worth and in their lives in general. Your life too will be affected by the meaningful and unforgettable experience which awaits you.

Two Hours A Week, A Whole Life

We believe that volunteering should fit to your schedule in order to give wholeheartedly while enjoying the journey. A two-hour long meeting with your Little Brother or Sister once a week has an amazing cumulative impact.  You will witness this time and time again.

Here by Your Side

We will accompany you throughout the period in which you volunteer. Guidance includes ongoing counselling, professional training and workshops, communication channels with other volunteers and everything that will enable you to make the process meaningful for you and your Little Brother or Sister.

Meet The Team

Yael Yabes

Programs Manager, Sharon Region Manager

Shelly Gadish

Recruiting and Managing Volunteers

noa aljam

Central Region Manager

Ori Harari

North Region Manager

Libby Reichman

Jerusalem Branch Manager

Liran Goldman

Tel-Aviv Branch Manager

Shira Rott

South Region Manager

Yael Bashan

Project Coordinator

Lotem Lofsky

Volunteer Coordinator

Dvora Bitkover

Resources Devlopment

Yona Keidar

Administrative Volunteer

הוועד מנהל

Oded Agam

Chairman of the Executive Committee

Orly Garti-Seroussi

Member of the Executive Committee

Jackie Amsalem

Member of the Executive Committee

Nimorod Gevah

Member of the Executive Committee

Efrat Agmon

Member of the Executive Committee

Tamar Cohen Amir

Member of the Executive Committee

Sigal Pruzenski

Member of the Executive Committee

David Turgeman

Member of the Executive Committee

Hassida Danai

Member of the Executive Committee

Osnat Chazan

Member of the Executive Committee

Ofer Kam

Member of the Executive Committee

Moshe Karotchi

Member of the Executive Committee

Itamar Levi

Member of the Executive Committee

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel Timeline

2021
Collaboration with the Ministry of Education: Establishment of 2 new projects to implement a personal development and social involvement program in high schools.
2021
2020
Doubling the beneficiaries of the Stake program and running a computer distribution project in order to help children and their families during the pandemic.
2020
2019
Tel Aviv Municipality has chosen Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel to continue the Alumot program. A program for siblings of children and youth with disabilities, which addresses an untreated population segment.
2019
2018-2019
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel is chosen as a professional supplier in a tender – Stake (Yated) Program, by the Ministry of Welfare and the Rashi Foundation in order to help young adults at-risk.
2018-2019
2017
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel works to expand the activity and provide service to hundreds of other children who need positive adult figures throughout Israel.
2017
2016
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel is now active in 15 branches.
2016
2013
The “Haifa Big Brothers” organization and “Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Israel” unite their activities into one organization - a rare move that has only occurred a few times in the Israeli third sector.
2013
2003
Libby Reichman, originally a social worker, founds Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel.
2003
1998
The International Big Brothers Big Sisters organization is founded in the United States.
1998
1973
After the Yom Kippur War, a local organization called "Haifa Big Brothers" is established in Haifa, providing Big Brothers and Sisters services to children orphaned after the war.
1973
1904
A court clerk in the USA notices that many of the young offenders coming through his office all have a common trait – a lack of a caring, positive adult figure in their lives. Big Brothers Big Sisters is founded.
1904