Amudim: Change lives, build futures

Change Lives, Build Futures

Amudim exists to support every individual in need so
that their entire world can benefit, change, and grow.

Travel Information & Updates

Entrance To Israel Advisory

Legal Disclaimer: Due to the continuously ongoing changes, that often happen without advance warning – Amudim attempts to keep this information up to date. Amudim assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided, as changes in Israeli government policy occur frequently. Amudim also does not guarantee results and can not be held responsible for the outcome of an application request.
Amudim’s No Fee Policy: Consistent with Amudim’s mission and values, the organization maintains a strict no-fee policy. We neither charge for our myriad services nor solicit donations in exchange for results. Should anyone hear of an incident where monies were requested by Amudim personnel or affiliates in exchange for services, whether as a charge or by donation, please report the incident to us immediately by email to [email protected] We take such allegations very seriously and will swiftly and efficiently investigate and address all such reports.

Aug 19, 2021: Effective Immediately the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (Israeli Consulates around the world) are no longer issuing student visas for Yeshiva/Seminary students regardless of age.

If you are a Yeshiva/Seminary student who still needs a visa, please contact your school for assistance.

Aug 3, 2021: Updated Quarantine Guidance – Click here to view

Updated Instructions for Submitting an Entry Permit / Ishur Application and Re-submitting an Existing Unanswered Application – Click here for further details

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Entry Permit Application Form Click here 

Updated Vaccinations / Recovery Policy: ALL foreign nationals seeking to enter Israel, regardless of age, MUST provide proof of COVID vaccinations or have proof of COVID recovery. Click Here for more

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August 20, 2021

Seasonal Progression

As the summer comes to a close and most are returning to the routine structure of their lives, those with trauma and mental illness often feel that much more isolated and alone...

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August 13, 2021

Masking Depression

No matter how dark life can sometimes feel, there is always a way out if you just know where to turn and are willing to open the door. While there is no magical fix, with the right support...

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August 6, 2021

Clear Diagnosis

Atypical situations require a thorough and nuanced approach to assess how we can most effectively and accurately support someone’s needs. While it can sometimes take...

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July 30, 2021

The Pain of Grief

Pain and grief take their toll in many ways; and when left unresolved, their impact does not magically disappear. We at Amudim know all too well that we often can’t control...

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July 23, 2021

School Bully

School is supposed to be a safe and secure place, yet this is sadly not always the case. Those in authority can make or break the experience a child has in his...

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July 16, 2021

Financial Support

Baruch Hashem, there are benevolent individuals who have devoted their resources to helping others; and Amudim works tirelessly to connect them...

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July 2, 2021

Steps Towards a Healthy Future

Healing from addiction is not a one step process, nor does it happen overnight. But when an individual seeks out the right combination of treatment and support...

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June 25, 2021

Healing from Trauma

Izzy*, a 30 year old father of four, came to Amudim when the after effects of the trauma he had suffered as a child became too much to bear. For many years...

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June 18, 2021

A Different Type of Crisis

This week has been a busy one at Amudim, to say the least. In addition to dealing with our active caseload and other emergencies, unexpected issues arose...

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June 11, 2021

Confronting Grief​

The loss of a loved one can hit hard and have ripple effects that don’t just disappear on their own. But having someone to help guide a person through the stages of grief...

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June 4, 2021

Dangerous Thoughts

Reaching out for help when a loved one is suffering is a brave step. But sometimes in doing so, we uncover deeper issues that would never otherwise emerge....

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May 28, 2021

The Sound of Silence

Sometimes silence can be deafening and noise serene and joyful. Yet danger can hide beneath both. But if you listen carefully and pay close attention ...

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May 21, 2021

From Trauma to Trauma

Lately, very often when people call me, I answer by asking “Is this an emergency?”, but over the last year, I have almost been exclusively receiving emergency calls ranging from abuse to COVID...

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May 14, 2021

Change of Plans

When you work at Amudim, one of the things that you learn right away is that crises are never scheduled, which means that when a situation strikes, you need to be able to shift gears quickly...

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May 7, 2021

Center of the Crisis

We traveled to Israel just over a week ago to honor the legacy of Amudim founder, Mendy Klein, on his yahrzeit by dedicating a crisis center in his memory....

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April 30, 2021

Remembering Mendy Klein Z"L

It’s been three years since Mendy’s Z”L passing, and not a day goes by that I don’t think about him, not because of his picture that sits on my desk...

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April 16, 2021

Support System

Being away from friends and family can take its toll. We all need our support systems, our “village” of close ones who are always in our corner. But throughout...

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April 9, 2021

Food Fight

Eating disorders are a difficult and dangerous challenge, exacerbated by feelings of shame and isolation which prevent a person from seeking help.

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1 September 2021

Travel to Israel

Aug 19, 2021: Effective Immediately the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (Israeli Consulates around the world) are no longer issuing student visas for Yeshiva/Seminary students regardless of age. If you are a Yeshiva/Seminary student who still needs a visa, please contact your school for assistance. As the rules for traveling to and from Israel are constantly changing, click here for the most current information. We will continue to keep you posted.
10 September 2021

Latest Weekly Newsletter

Outside Counsel

Raising children can be a difficult yet meaningful and joyful task. The pain of seeing one’s child struggle is hard, especially with all of life’s other challenges that don’t stop for just one crisis….

16 June 2021

Amudim in the News

SCANDAL: Israel Student Visas Potentially in Jeopardy as “Wedding Fraud” Creates A Colossal Chillul Hashem Source: TheYeshivaWorld.com

UPDATED July 16, 2021
For a general overview of all travelers, including Israeli citizens and foreign nationals Click Here
For a detailed overview of specific situations and appropriate links Click Here

Updated Instructions for Submitting an Entry Permit / Ishur Application and Re-submitting an Existing Unanswered Application – Click here for further details

Click here to be taken to Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Entry Permit Application Form

Updated Vaccinations / Recovery Policy: ALL foreign nationals seeking to enter Israel, regardless of age, MUST provide proof of COVID vaccinations or have proof of COVID recovery. Click Here for more

Legal Disclaimer: Due to the continuously ongoing changes, that often happen without advance warning – Amudim attempts to keep this information up to date. Amudim assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided, as changes in Israeli government policy occur frequently. Amudim also does not guarantee results and can not be held responsible for the outcome of an application request.

Amudim’s No Fee Policy:
Consistent with Amudim’s mission and values, the organization maintains a strict no-fee policy. We neither charge for our myriad services nor solicit donations in exchange for results. Should anyone hear of an incident where monies were requested by Amudim personnel or affiliates in exchange for services, whether as a charge or by donation, please report the incident to us immediately by email to [email protected] We take such allegations very seriously and will swiftly and efficiently investigate and address all such reports.

Contact Information:

Amudim is helping with life and death emergencies, medical emergencies, and student visas we are not taking calls at the moment please send an email with as much information as possible to [email protected]

OUR PURPOSE

Amudim is dedicated to serving all members of the community in times of personal and collective crisis.

Founded on the pillars of kindness, compassion, and dignity, Amudim functions as a confidential resource center that provides meaningful assistance, enduring support, and direct referrals for individuals and families impacted by sexual abuse, neglect, addiction, mental health concerns and other crisis-related matters. We are dedicated to fostering change and growth by raising awareness and implementing educational programs within communities across the globe.

“To save a life is to save an entire world.”

Amudim exists to support all individuals in need and guide them to a world of healing, growth, health and peace of mind.
SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE

SERVICES FOR VICTIMS
OF SEXUAL ABUSE

Understanding the particularly delicate nature of sexual abuse, our knowledgeable and sensitive staff offers a wide range of assistance while maintaining the highest possible comfort level for victims and their families, treating them with care and compassion.    

Amudim Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS/
COVID-19

After the pandemic hit, Amudim kicked into gear to address the numerous challenges that arose. We partnered with numerous organizations, setting up a covid website, producing instructional videos and an animated series addressing coping techniques for various mental health and parenting concerns.

SERVICES FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION

SERVICES FOR SUBSTANCE
ABUSE AND ADDICTION

Fighting the substance abuse epidemic requires more than care and knowledge. It requires the ability to act swiftly and in the most professional manner. Amudim’s staff members and extensive network are able to address crisis situations with speed, skill, and compassion.    

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AMUDIM WITHOUT BORDERS

Amudim has serviced people in over
51 countries worldwide, 32 states and
275 cities in the USA and
22 regions in Israel​

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