About Us

Tikva Overview

Reaching into the heart of the Jewish community and rebuilding Jewish identity for over two decades

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.

Tika Overview

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

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.

Tikva still has a way to go

Tikva Is:

Love
Love
Guidance
Guidance
Education
Education
Medical Care
Medical Care
Jewish Identity
Jewish Identity

Tikva At-a-Glance

Providing rescue aid and education to at-risk Jewish children
1002 Children aged 0-21 in the homes, schools
and university
1002
Children aged 0-21 in the homes, schools and university
1002 Children aged 0-21 in the homes, schools
   and university
5
Doctors
1002 Children aged 0-21 in the homes, schools
   and university
17
Nurses
1002 Children aged 0-21 in the homes, schools
   and university
37
Chefs Preparing
1002 Children aged 0-21 in the homes, schools
   and university
810,154
Meals Per Year
1002 Children aged 0-21 in the homes, schools
   and university
306
Children living in The Tikva Homes
1002 Children aged 0-21 in the homes, schools
   and university
6
Psychologists working with Our Children 24/7
128 Teachers Throughout the Schools and University
128
Teachers Throughout the Schools and University
37 People Working In The Search and Rescue Team
37
People Working In The Search and Rescue Team
1002 Children aged 0-21 in the homes, schools
   and university
100
New Children Brought in Each Year

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