Stories and Memories from Our Big Siblings

Sahar and Piras

Each and everyone one of us has their own tune. Sometimes we choose to share that with someone and come to listen to thei own. Here come Sahar and Piras who are playing our heart strings.

Yuval and Moti

The rain and cold didn’t stop Yuval and Moti. They dressed really warm and really red (really, really red, including the umbrella) to cheer on the football team HaPoel Tel Aviv. The results just came in: two grins and one extremely red selfie.

Sapir and Shaked

During one’s birthday, most of us like to be with our loving family and friends. Sapir, our Little Sister, celebrated her joyous birthday with Shaked, her Big Sister. We wish all those who are celebrating a birthday soon, a huge Mazal Tov.

Omri and Sam

Omri’s Big Brother, Sam, visited his family abroad, so Omri decided to surprise him with a shirt when he got back, saying “Love ya, Bro”. A true holiday present…

Yuval and Nati

Two hours a week, that’s what our slogan says. But real life isn’t a slogan on a website and not a campaign for recruiting volunteers. When a Big Brother accompanies his Little Brother for over 4 years, he’s in every crossroads and lane. And when Nati finishes a path, Yuval is there waiting for him.

"Computer for Every Sibling" project

During 2020, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel has gathered and donated dozens computer sets to children and teenagers throughout the country. All in order to allow them continue the steady relationship with their Big Sibling and participate in learning from distance.

Our dedicated volunteer, Dalit, says:

“I didn’t chance upon Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel. I was looking to volunteer in an organization that has real impact on the future of kids who need support.

During the days of the “Computer for Every Sibling” project, I had the privilege to establish and befriend an array of people with hearts of gold. These lovely people donated from their time, energy and mobility so there will be no child left whose only obstacle that interferes with his or her education is a computer.

With the cooperation of our lovely volunteers, the branch managers and the organizational staff – led by the truly amazing CEO, Nati – I was ecstatic to see how the project takes flight and the computers, that reached the families with the help of our volunteers, made many families and kids happy.

I thank all the amazing volunteers for their time and the Big Brothers Big Sisters staff who allowed me to participate in this project.”

"Today, I am 4 years with my Little Sister!"

“I found out about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel through my local newspaper. I was looking for something to grant me extra meaning in my life and then I looked at the ad. After calling, I met with the organization representatives for a personal interview and was accepted! They said I need to commit for a year and then the option is in my hands. Today I am 4 years with my little Sister!

I started meeting with her when she just started first grade, and it’s hard to believe how time flies and she’s now in fourth grade. I invited her over one time, and since then we’ve mostly stayed there since she was comfortable and didn’t want to go anywhere else. Later we started going to all sorts of places like the library, playgrounds and more. She liked being at my place, since there was so much love and warmth to receive. Hugs were common and she felt that has a safe place with me and my husband. The organization treated us to many places with coupons, which really enriched our outings.

At first, she didn’t have much confidence in herself and didn’t participate in the enrichment sessions the organization provided, even during the Hannukah and Purim events where all the kids participated. Recently, we went to a robotics activity and I got to see her confidence shine, participating in it like the other kids. When we ended our sessions, she always told me she had lots of fun. I’m so glad I got to bring her to the places and realms she enjoys!

Lately, I’ve been bringing a camera to our sessions, together we take pictures and she loves photographing. Despite the events of the past year due the Coronavirus pandemic and the struggle we had with video chats, we kept touch via phone calls as much as possible. We’re also friends with another Sibling pair in the organization and spend time with when we can. I was surprised when one time my Little Sister told me about an experience she remembers to this day, about 3 years ago. It was during the Maccabiah events where we traveled to an event in the Sea of ​​Galilee – she remembers that event to this day as extremely enjoyable.”

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