Sweeten the New Year by sponsoring a child at Migdal Ohr.

You have the ability to transform the lives of Israel’s orphaned and neglected children. They need us now more than ever.


How You Make a Difference

Migdal Ohr means tower of light in Hebrew and is one of Israel’s largest nonprofits. With support from donors like you, we raise Israel’s most vulnerable youth to become thriving, successful adults.


Every child deserves a safe place to call home. No child should ever wonder where their next meal will come from.

Your generosity enables us to provide over 10,000 children with housing, food, clothing, dental and medical care, therapy, and personal necessities. These are the foundation of a new beginning and a better future.


Children deserve a quality education surrounded by encouraging adults who can guide them as they get older.

Donors like you enable dozens of educational and enrichment programs through Migdal Ohr. Our focus on mentorship, vocational training, and guidance counseling helps kids from the most challenging backgrounds rise above their circumstances.

Engaged Citizenship

For a child lost in the world, finding their purpose can seem impossible. What do they have to contribute to society that is unique and meaningful?

Your contribution funds leadership development and on-going mentorship that set our students up for success as adults. Our students graduate motivated to give back to society and play an active role in their communities.

Give a Child a Future and Transform Israel


Sponsors a student for a year


Covers annual dorm and personal needs


Covers annual medical and dental care


Pays for a quarterly healthy meal plan


Pays for school books and supplies


Covers monthly bus transportation

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A monthly gift will help to ensure that Migdal Ohr can provide the essentials needed to raise confident and successful adults.


Becoming a monthly sponsor ensures everything a child needs to grow into confident, successful adult.


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Your Impact

The impact of your giving can be felt across all sectors of Israeli society, as more than 15,000 graduates of our programs have become esteemed military officers, high ranking public officials, and successful business people.

Alumni Quotes

The 9 years I spent in Migdal Ohr made me into who I am today. It is the basis of all I will pass down to future generations.

Avi Kornfeld - Attorney at Law

Alumni Quotes

I learned how to be a parent from Migdal Ohr's founder, Rabbi Grossman. I am now privileged to raise my own family and the children of Migdal Ohr.

Yehudit Ifergan - Head of Mishpachton Program, Migdal Ohr

Alumni Quotes

I owe so much to Migdal Ohr. I am amazed at what I have achieved and that I found a career I now love.

Anat Malka - Chef at the Kibbutz Lavi Hotel


Migdal Ohr student

My name is Ilan and I am in the 7th grade.

At the start of the new year, I need your support.

When I was 9, my mother left my brother and I. We were devastated and felt like we would never have a normal childhood.

Today, we live at Migdal Ohr without our parents but our friends and teachers have become our family.

Thanks to you, I now have a warm bed, dorm parents, friends, and I get to play soccer.

Rabbi Grossman says, “What was, was. The most important thing is to start anew.”

Because of him, and people like you, I can now have a fresh start.

Thank you for caring about me and making sure that I have a bright future.

Ilan, 7th grade

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Migdal Ohr’s mission?

Migdal Ohr means tower of light in Hebrew and is one of Israel’s largest nonprofits. We have raised over 15,000 of Israel’s most vulnerable youth to become thriving, successful adults. We give children the support and education they lack to overcome socio-economic barriers and realize their full potential.

Migdal Ohr was established in 1972 by Israel Prize Winner Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman to ensure that each of Israel’s orphaned, abused, and neglected children would have a bright future, regardless of where they came from. Decades later, we are just as fervently committed to the mission and dedicated to strengthening Israel’s next generation from the ground up.

How will my donation be used?

Your generous donation is directly transmitted to Migdal Ohr in Israel to benefit the children in our programs.

Specifically, your donation covers the cost of providing children at Migdal Ohr with essentials such as clothing, food, and shelter, empowerment through education, vocational training, and after school programming, and engaged citizenship via leadership and on-going mentorship as they get older.

How can I learn more about Migdal Ohr and the work it does?

You can learn more about Migdal Ohr by reaching out to our staff directly. You can email Beth Nussbaum, our National Director of Development at beth@migdalohrusa.org and Atara Solow, our Executive Director at atara@migdalohrusa.org or call our office at 212.397.3700.

If you are planning a trip to Israel, we would love for you to visit our campus and see the impact that you are having firsthand.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, American Friends of Migdal Ohr is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Our Federal Tax ID (EIN) Number is 13-3389558. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt after making your donation.

Sponsor a child at Migdal Ohr