While our partners in Israel are working directly with 25,000 troubled teens and young adults and provide critical social services and support, we, in the US, work to build support for these efforts in Israel including raising awareness and fundraising. Our major fundraiser of the year, the annual Gala Benefit Dinner, was held on May 12 at Espace in New York City. We were pleased to honor Frances Katz, a distinguished social worker, philanthropist and long-time ELEM Board member with the Ray of Hope Award. Also recognized was Claudette C’Faison, President and CEO of Unlocking Futures, Inc. who was awarded our ELEM Lifesaver Award for her outstanding efforts with troubled teens and young adults in New York City. We are thrilled to share that more than $450,000 was raised that evening for ELEM teens!
Rabbi Eric Lankin, Frances Katz, Claudette C’Faison and Lenore Ruben at the ELEM Gala
SAVE THE DATE: ELEM’s Annual Mission to Israel with an option for a pre-mission to London: November 30 – December 10, 2015: Three nights/Four days in London, Seven nights/Eight days in Israel. Meet and learn from local experts about the care of at-risk teens and young adults in Great Britain. Experience directly ELEM’s critical efforts in Israel plus time for touring, shopping and much more. Contact the office for updated information.
We are seeking individual ELEM supporters to deepen their involvement with us by joining our Board and/or serving on volunteer committees. For more information, contact Rabbi Eric M. Lankin, DMin., Executive Director at or 212-787-3337.