Welcome to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel

Read about our program and the people behind the scenes

About Us

Try to envision an image from your childhood
Who is standing by your side? Mom? Dad? An older brother or sister?
It is almost certain that someone was there for us when we were kids. But for thousands of kids the reality of that image is not as certain. Without a caring and supportive adult figure they are many times left to cope with life on their own. This uncertainty results in feelings of loneliness, a low sense of confidence and self esteem and the potential exposure to negative influences in their search for an adult role model.


You can make a change in their childhood memories
We will match you with a child in need of your guidance and support- to play together, to talk or to just hang out.
Over time, your presence and the bond that will evolve between the two of you, will make a significant difference in the child's sense of self worth and in their lives in general. It will also change your own life. A meaningful and memorable experience awaits you…


Two hours a week, a lifetime in itself.
We believe that volunteer work should coincide with your life and schedule in order to enable you to wholeheartedly give back without giving something up in the long run. That is why the encounters take place weekly for two hours each time. The long term accumulated benefits will surprise you…


We are with you all the way
All through your Journey volunteering with us, we will be there for you, for every question or request.
Our support includes ongoing one-on-one guidance as well as group workshops and assistance alongside recreational activities. Our community of Big Brothers and Big Sisters will allow you to make the journey meaningful for you, as well as your Little Brother or Sister.


A few official words about us
The Big Brother Big Sister organization has been around for over 100 years worldwide. Tens of-thousands of children were matched with Big Brothers and Sisters who have helped them make a change in their lives. Although we all follow the same principles, no two matches are the same. You and your Little Brother or Sister will create your own special connection in your way.

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Since 1904

  • 1904
    The first Big Brother was born / Ernest Coulter’s initiative represents the movement’s first milestone
  • 1970
    BBBS International is established in the U.S.A
  • 2003
    Social Worker Libby Reichman founds BBBS of Israel with the opening of the first branch in Jerusalem
  • 2013
    Big Brothers and Sisters of Haifa incorporates their activity with BBBS of Israel
  • 2014
    A period of great growth - 5 new branches opened across the country

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel is a non-profit organization working to benefit children in need of a supportive adult figure.
We are a branch of the Big Brothers Big Sisters International movement established in the U.S.A. over 100 years ago.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel does not identify with any political, governmental or religious movement.
We are a non-profit organization
Our activity is made possible through three income channels:

  • i. Donations from private funds and individuals
  • ii. Local municipality and governmental support
  • iii. self income from fundraising activities

To review our financial report click here
For donations click here

Our Partners

Our program is made possible through the people and organizations who donate their time and efforts towards our little brothers and sisters.

Mr John Gandel AO and Mrs Pauline Gandel are proud Patrons of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel

The Team

Roi Pilpel
Dorit Weshler
Director of Programming
Cynthia Schlachter
Resource Development consultant
Lior Ariav
marketing manager
Rina Shmueli
Director of partnerships
Miri Levy
Haifa Branch Manager
Neta Elmakaies
Netanya Branch Manager
Shlomit Loya
Ra'anana, Herzelia and Kfar Saba Branch Manager
Yael Gelber
Tel Aviv Branch Manager
Tali Gurdus
Holon and Ashdod Branch Manager
Suzi Holzer
Jerusalem and Efrat Branch Manager
Yifat Lisk
Daniel Aviram
Hadar Balali
Maya Ben Cohen
Anat Rozen

Executive Committee

Ms. Yaffa Farber BBBS Chairperson
Ms. Michal Bracha
Mr. Eyal Tzafrir
Mr. Boaz Ram
Mr. Oded Agam
Mr. Jackie Amsalem
Mr. Nimrod Gevah
Ms. Hanit Gabbai
Ms. Esti Shamama
Mr. Offer Kam

Main Office:
50 Bnei Dan St. App. 1, Tel-Aviv, 6226402
Phone: 03-744-8744
Email: info@bigbrothers.org.il

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