ELEM-Entry NY’s Community Dinners to Support Troubled Israeli Youth
All Funds Raised Will Go to Support Programs to Help Rescue Teenage Prostitutes
WHAT: ELEM-Entry NY is hosting its 6th Community Dinner to support ELEM-Youth in Distress in Israel's “Awake at Night” (Erim Bayala) program, which provides assistance to Israeli children and teenagers who are working as prostitutes. This is an growing problem in Israel, currently afflicting more than 1,000 minors, some as young as 12.
Awake at Night is the only refuge in Israel for minors involved in prostitution. Social workers provide humanitarian, medical and legal assistance and a 24-hour emergency hotline operated by trained volunteers assists the youth in crisis situations.
WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 8:00 p.m. Eastern
WHERE: Dinners will take place in upscale residences across the NYC-metro area, including Manhattan, Westchester and northern New Jersey.
WHO: ELEM-Entry NY activists, a group of NYC-based American and Israeli young professionals will discuss their visits to ELEM projects in Israel, where they did outreach with youth in need. Entertainment at various homes will be provided by talented Israeli musicians, including American-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship recipients Elad Kabilio, cello; Stanislav Friedman, piano; and Nadav Lev guitar.
Guests interested in attending should contact Amanda Baumgart, 212.737.3337 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Minimum donation is $100.
ELEM was founded in 1982 by a group of American and Israeli professionals and lay volunteers to help Israel’s population of at-risk youth become productive citizens. Today ELEM is Israel’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of abused, neglected, and adjudicated Jewish and Arab Israeli youth. The youth ELEM serves face tremendous hurdles; many live below the poverty line or struggle to assimilate as new immigrants. With a network of 250 professionals and almost 2,000 volunteers, ELEM reaches tens of thousands of youth each year. ELEM provides a unique brand of non-judgmental, innovative services, including therapy, mentoring, occupational and educational placement and vocational training. ELEM operates a wide network of counseling and support centers, as well as a fleet of outreach vans that take to the streets to reach the hidden “children of the night.”
About ELEM-Entry NY
ELEM-Entry NY is the young leadership group of ELEM in New York City.
It is a community of young professionals dedicated to supporting vulnerable youth in Israel. The group increases awareness of the problems these children face and raises funds for ELEM.