Nachum was joined by Rabbi Paysach Freedman, CEO of Israel’s Chaim V’Chessed organization, to discuss their vital work and their upcoming Causematch campaign.
From the C.V. website:
Life in Israel is complex at the best of times. It’s a country full of red tape and constantly changing policies, confusing medical terms and inflexible systems. 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 crisis hits, the challenge can go from difficult to nearly impossible.
At Chaim V’Chessed, our goal 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 guidance they so desperately need. Our range of activities is wide enough to include hospital assistance, governmental dealings, special education, kupot cholim, infertility, bereavement and 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.
It’s challenging to live as an English speaker in Israel. At Chaim V’Chessed, we believe that no one should need to navigate this challenge alone. Now, with advice and assistance available in practically every area of life, it is our hope that no one will.