Graduates 2017

Students of the eleventh grade of the school "Tikva" officially finished their way as schoolchildren.The final milestone of the eleven-year journey into the country of knowledge was the graduation party, at whi...

Summer camp 2017

So the next academic year has come to an end. And this means that it is time for schoolchildren to plunge again into the sea, rest, entertainment and competitions, in other words, to feel all the pleasures of the summer ...

Bat Mizva celebration for Tikva Girls

Bat Mizva celebration for Tikva Girls...

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Ways to Help

Tikva offers a range of opportunities for partnership:

Tikva organizes two to three missions annually. There is nothing more powerful than to spend a few days with Tikva’s children. To hold a baby in your arms, to engage in a game of building blocks in the Infant-Toddler Home, to watch children learning, to sit and eat meals together, to clap at theatrical performances organized by the children themselves, to play a game of catch, to hug them and to hear their laughter. Not only will a mission to Odessa be an interesting and satisfying experience, it will literally change your life.

Annual Young Leadership Retreat & Fundraising Trip to Odessa
We actively recruit a select group of 20-25 participants, ages 20-30, from North America and Western Europe to travel to Odessa each spring to volunteer time with our children (who range in age from newborns to older teenagers). Participants learn about Tikva programs first-hand, and spread the word about the important work being done to aid Jewish children, in Ukraine and the need for further support.

Virtual Adoption Program
Through Tikva’s Virtual Adoption Program, you have the opportunity to sponsor a child from one of Tikva’s homes in Odessa from wherever you are in the world. This program is a tremendous blessing to you and to the nominated child. Through Tikva, you will have the opportunity to write, meet and, where possible, visit the child in Odessa. Tikva will update you every three months on the progress of your child where you will have the opportunity to contribute your own ideas for the benefit of your sponsored child’s future with professional guidance from Tikva’s medical and educational staff. The cost to adopt a Tikva child is $10,000 per year. Your support provides one destitute child with food, medical care, seasonal clothing, a place to live, and a Jewish education, in addition to warmth, love and essential guidance.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program
For only $1,000, you can help one of these underprivileged Jewish children celebrate his or her Bar/Bat Mitzvah. With your support, these once abandoned children can have the opportunity to mark their entrance into Jewish adulthood with pride and dignity, embracing the special mitzvahs of the Jewish people and building their futures on its message of love and hope.

In-Kind Services & Products
When donating gifts to Tikva’s children you are giving them an opportunity to experience what every child deserves: a childhood that is not constrained by destitution. Since most of our children have grown up in abject poverty, we ask that all donated goods be unused, as it is Tikva’s enduring mission to give each child their own possessions in order to inspire in them a sense of individuality and self-worth.

Tikva is pleased to be able to serve an increasing number of children each year. There are, however, still hundreds more children living on the streets, trapped in abusive family situations or living in dilapidated and cruel state orphanages who still have not been found due to lack of available funds. Tikva continually seeks partners to sustain its work and help save the lives of other abandoned and abused children, not yet connected with Tikva.