Like many other adults in Israel, adults of the Bnei Menashe community have difficulty in finding work, a situation that is exacerbated due to a language gap and a sense of alienation from the veteran society, a feeling that their children are lost due to cultural and language differences, and a sense that the family unit has fallen apart. Some find work in cleaning, as security guards, etc. and others do not find work at all, leading some members of the community to drugs and alcohol.

  • There is a need to accompany adults to professional courses in order to give them the tools needed to raise their standard of living.
  • There is a need to identify potential youngsters in the community who are suitable for academic studies and can serve as role models.
  • There is a need to run language enrichment courses to help members of the Bnei Menashe community improve their Hebrew and close the gaps between them and the veteran community.
  • There is a need for seminars on various topics, such as couples and families, life in Israel, adolescence, child education, financial independence, etc.
  • There is a need to develop art, music and sports programs for the Bnei Menashe community, to open up new paths in their lives and help them integrate into the Israeli society.
  • There is a need to develop programs to help adults join the voluntary forces in Kiryat Arba, such as benevolent (chesed) committees, helping the elderly, working in the police, etc.

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