The Ezra LeMarpeh Association, founded by Rabbi A. E. Firer, provides assistance to the sick and needy.

Planting joy

Planting joy

At the Children's Oncology Department at Tel Hashomer, an amazing and talented girl named Neta Aricha, only 12, was diagnosed with cancer. She began to undergo treatment and we are trying to make her time more pleasant. We decided to organize a campaign called the "T-shirt Smile" - a contest for creating a T-shirt that generates the most smiles. All her friends, including volunteers from Ezra Lemarpeh, bought T-shirts and printed them with ideas to make Netta and others smile... 

The contest continued for three weeks and the shirts were displayed on Netta’s Facebook page. The shirt receiving the highest number of “Likes” awarded its creator with the chance to join Netta at an upscale restaurant sponsored by Ezra Lemarpeh. The contest ended on Lag B'Omer, and the lucky winner was Shai Zorea, a girl who is also undergoing treatment in the same department as Netta, which, together with the volunteers from Ezra Lemarpeh, worked to create a special smile inducing shirt! That definitely doubled the joy!!!