Kol HaNearim aims to provide care for some of the most vulnerable members of society: orphans and children at-risk.


Through our incredible year-long programming, we strive to provide at-risk youth with the tools and support they need to break their own cycles of distress and enable them to build happy, healthy, and successful lives.


In 2008, Michael Reidler, Founder and Chairman of Kol HaNearim, had his first experience volunteering with at-risk youth in Israel. From that summer on, he developed a feeling of responsibility towards every child in need. Two years later, Michael helped to develop, grow, and expand the program with which he had initially volunteered. 

Today, with the help of a team of hardworking college students, Kol HaNearim has created eleven summer programs in foster homes across Israel and one in Ukraine. We have also established a volunteer network to aid at risk community members locally across New York City during the school-year. ​


Our dream is for every orphan and child at risk to be cared for by his or her brothers and sisters from around the world. Providing the children with positive influences who believe in them will hopefully help them believe in themselves and lead them to establish their own happy families and successful lives. ​




Kol HaNearim organizes summer camps and specially catered yearlong programming for over 2,000 at-risk youth at its partner children's homes.


Throughout the year, KH organizes weekend retreats both in Israel and America, marathons, and social events. We also work to provide volunteering opportunities, including our college volunteering program .


Michael Reidler

Founder & Chairman

Rav Yair HaLevi

Educational Director

Arielle Setton

Executive Director

James Goldberg

CTO & Co-founder

Rachel Bargad

Israel Development Leader

CFO & Co-founder

Alex Agus
Ezra Gontownik

VP & Co-founder

Shira Ben David

Engagement & Co-founder

Eddie Mattout

COO & Co-founder

Gabriel Low

Head of Advancement

Ezra Berman

Outreach & Co-founder

Rachel Meyer

KH America Director

Rachel Gindi

Admin Oversight

Yael Simon

Israel Engagement

Lilly Gontownik

Operations Manager

Dalia Scheiner

Programming Director


2020 Coordinators

Coming Soon



As of 2019, Kol HaNearim has summer programs in seven different foster homes in Israel and one in Ukraine. 




Achuzat Sara

Achuzat Sara located in Bnei Brak, is a warm, supportive, year-round home for approximately 140 children, ages 6-18. Here, they have the opportunity to “smile and be educated”, to grow up in a family environment with a sense of belonging and develop self-confidence, while growing, flourishing and progressing towards a better future. The children are referred by the welfare authorities after having been removed from their homes in the belief that an out-of-home placement will be beneficial to them, both now and in the future. 

Beit HaYeled (AMIT)

AMIT Frisch Beit Hayeled, a residential community in the Gilo suburb of Jerusalem, is a safe, welcoming refuge for 120 children, ages 5 to 12. These children are rescued from lives that were filled with violence and hopelessness. AMIT’s unique pioneering model creates surrogate families, each one led by a young couple dedicated to “parenting” approximately a dozen children. These young and vulnerable children, living and learning at Beit Hayeled, experience a nurturing environment, where they feel safe and cared for—in many cases, for the first time in their lives. 

Neve Amiel

Neve Amiel provides an individualized educational-therapeutic program; empowerment through acquisition of life skills; maximization of each child’s potential; vocational training and high school matriculation; integrated therapeutic intervention for each child and family; intensive army service preparation; a rich social involvement program that encourages volunteering in the community and giving back to others.

Neve Landy

Children’s Village “Neve Landy Emunah” which lies south of the country, is a religious children’s village post-hospitalization of Emunah. The village is supervised by the Ministry of Social Affairs.

The village houses about 80 boys aged 6-19, who come mostly from the south, referral is made by a welfare worker after being at high risk in their home. Some coming to the campus after hospitalization in psychiatric hospitals. Their motivating factor is our consistent belief in the ability of each child, being unique, and the fundamental right to get the most optimal conditions for development.

Neve Michael

Neve Michael, located in Pardes Hanna, Israel, serves 250 children ages 4-18 years old  from all over Israel; it is currently the only multidisciplinary children’s home in country. Besides providing refuge and a loving home for over 250 children and youth at risk, the Home has a 24-hour Emergency Crisis Center, the first teenage girls’ crisis center in Israel, an elementary school on the premises, day care facilities that also serve disadvantaged children in the area, a Therapy Enrichment Center tailored to meet the individual needs of the children, and an External Crisis Center and Therapy Counseling Unit which help keep families at risk intact, even under the most trying circumstances.

Sarah Herzog (Afula)

Located in the busy center of Afula is an oasis of caring, an island of serenity and stability for some of Israel’s most needy children, the Emunah Sarah Herzog Children's Center. The Center, a residential and after school therapeutic day care facility serving 180 children at risk aged 5-18, was established in 1949 to provide a haven for young holocaust survivors.


Talpiot located in Hadera: Talpiot's mission is to reduce the number of at-risk children and youth in the region of Hadera and prevent risk situations in families. It provides a comprehensive spectrum of community-oriented programs for the at-risk children and youth population and their families living in the region. Talpiot manages a children village with several residential and non-residential therapeutic facilities for children aged 5-16. Its regional continuum of services and responses for at-risk children and youth aged 5-22 and their families, involves regional outreach programs and frameworks.

Tikva (Odessa)

Tikva’s core mission is to care for the homeless, abandoned and abused Jewish children of Odessa and neighboring regions of the Former Soviet Union. Tikva provides a warm, compassionate home, essential social services and a quality education, while revitalizing the growing Jewish community of Odessa. In addition, Tikva offers its graduates the opportunity for a brighter future through university & technical education in Odessa & immigration to Israel, where Tikva continues its support services to help them thrive.

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