Tikva is a rescue aid and educational organization saving the lives of at-risk Jewish children and relieving the suffering of impoverished Jewish families in Odessa, Ukraine.
Tikva has also been a pioneer in the revitalization of Jewish life in Odessa, reaching into the heart of the Jewish community to rebuild Jewish identity destroyed by decades of persecution and communist rule.
With other activities such as Passover seder meals, regular synagogue services, and drives for warm clothing and other essentials, Tikva responds to the critical needs of this developing Jewish community while finding ways to strengthen Jewish involvement and promote personal enrichment.
A Future in Israel
Tikva also provides a strong support system offering caring guidance for graduating adolescents who wish to make Aliyah. In Israel, Tikva has created several programs to assist in the transition to their new life as welcomed adults in the Holy Land. This includes vocational training programs, university assistance, Shabbat and holiday retreats where Tikva graduates gather and enjoy the warmth of their extended family in Israel.
Tikva still has a way to go
Tikva is proactive in identifying community needs and finding appropriate solutions that ultimately save lives. As a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization, these lifesaving activities are only possible thanks to charitable contributions from generous and caring individuals like you. Over the past 20 years, Tikva has saved 2,250 Jewish children from the misery of state orphanages, the corruption of street life, homelessness and the despair of poverty but there are still a documented 2,500 desperate Jewish children waiting to be rescued, and many more Jewish community initiatives needed to sustain its full revival.