Each of our 270 elderly artisans has a unique story.

Mark and Tamara

"We prayed everyday for Yad LaKashish to reopen during the closure."

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“I am really enjoying the work, every day I am excited to come to Yad LaKashish and learn a new skill. I hope to continue here for many years and eventually learn ho

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“Yad LaKashish is simply amazing. For people like me, to have a job gives us a reason to get out of the house and do something with our lives, it is so important."

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“I am fulfilling my dream of being a designer. I finally get to do what I love every day. Also, at Yad LaKashish I have made the most wonderful friends.” Marta, 77

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“I worked all my life; I cannot sit at home now. Yad LaKashish lets me continue to work and thus everything is okay. It is a great place.”

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“At my age there isn’t really a reason to get up in the morning. Yad LaKashish gives me that reason- a reason to get out of bed, to put on nice clothes and to come to work. Here I get financial support but also social support. I enjoy the friendships I have made here and the staff. “

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Arcadi Z., 91, is one of the most veteran artisans at Yad LaKashish.

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"I had never sculpted before and now I discovered a new talent."

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“I am delighted to have a reason to get up in the morning.”

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For Bracha, Yad LaKashish is the “light in her life.”

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"I love coming here. I can't imagine my life without it."

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Avraham and Berta

“Yad LaKashish is our second home. It is wonderful to come here every day.”

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