23 A Very Large Israeli Family Needing Help The 224 children who live at Beit Elazraki have been orphaned or come from troubled backgrounds where their parents may have been incarcerated or have drug or other serious issues. Some of the children have been beaten, abandoned and/or molested. Incredibly, almost all of their parents were treated in a similar manner by their parents. What a horrible legacy. Yehuda Kohn has found a way for each of the children to feel part of a family. Each child is given the love and respect necessary for them to grow to be happy productive adults. It is very easy to write this section because of what we saw the first time we were shown the bedrooms the kids share. We asked Yehuda why there was an extra bed in each room. He smiled and told us that the reason for the extra bed was that he wanted the children to be able to bring a friend from school home for the weekend. Yes, the dining room looked like a boarding school or camp, but the smiles of inner contentment that we saw showed us that these kids were getting a chance to grow up as normally as possible. There are birthday parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and weddings. There cannot be total normalcy because these children are not being brought up by their parents and living at home with their siblings, but the love and attention they get from the incredible staff is preparing them to grow to adulthood, have successful relationships, and finally break the cycle of personal horrors that they had with their parents, and many of their parents had with their parents. Over the years, we have made more than $500,000 in grants to BE. We can’t list everything but here are some of the things we have done: (i) converted and renovated a storage room for parent/child therapy, (ii) added on a room for intake therapy, (iii) purchased numerous computers and iPads, (iv) replaced air conditioners, (v) bought Chanukah gifts, (vi) funded critical Anxiety Therapy Programs, (vii) bought miscellaneous gardening tools, (viii) paid for repairs, (ix) had a special app written that permits real-time entries that create a profile for each student, track behavioral and academic progress, that give therapists a heads up before meeting with each child and helps the coordinators keep better track of each child’s progress, (x) paid for additional regular therapy and animal assisted therapy, (xi) paid for tutoring (the kids come to BE “broken” and it