From the CEO, Mordechai Feldstein:
There are many ways to provide financial assistance. King David wrote in the Book of Psalms, “Praiseworthy is he who is thoughtful of the needy” (Psalms 41:2). Giving must be done with thought. The Sages explain that the choice of the word “maskil” [“is thoughtful of”] rather than “donates,” “assists,” or “gives” is to clarify that in addition to the importance of giving to others, there is great value in the manner through which the charity is given; one who gives must do so wisely.
As the CEO of a foundation whose sole aim is to provide support that will enable individuals from the Haredi sector to acquire a profession and provide for their families with dignity, King David’s directive is at the forefront of all my activities. Besides the actual act of giving, which enables members of the Haredi community to study a profession, I attribute tremendous significance to the sensitivity and professionalism of our service and try to “be thoughtful” – to act in a manner that is attentive and respectful, while realizing the Foundation’s vision.
At present, The Kemach Foundation is the central agency for Haredi employment. It is the place in which one can receive extensive information about academic and professional studies in Israel, along with evaluation and guidance to customize studies to each applicant’s individual aptitudes and skills. At the end of the scholastic cycle, the qualifications gained will enable him to support his family.
The Kemach Foundation serves as a liaison between the Haredi public, professional and academic institutions. Since its inception, the Foundation has proven that one can and is obliged to be both Haredi and a professional in business, without compromise.
The Foundation deeply appreciates the Founders who are active and integral to its success, enabling its existence and continuity. As catalysts for further growth, Mr. Leo Noé, the Wolfson family from the USA, and the Horn family from Brazil have planted the seeds for others to join in the work and share in the rewards of this tangible investment to Israel and Jewish life. The dedicated staff members, who are devoted employees, see their work as being partners in the mission of this endeavor. We welcome you to join us and I look forward to greeting you in person when you next visit Jerusalem.
Mordechai Feldstein – CEO