Public Events in Israel

Art Exhibit: Longing For A Hug

A world class art exhibit inspired by 152 written memories of bereavement and loss by children in the OneFamily Youth Division.

On display in Jerusalem through April 30th at Givat Hatchamoshet, 5 Shlomo Zalman Shragai St.

Sunday – Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm and Friday 9:00am-1:00pm

Entrance is free


The first of its kind in Israel, “Longing for a Hug” (“Ga’aguah Le’chibuk”) is an exhibit of 34 original works of art created by well-known Israeli artists to perpetuate the stories of bereaved children across the country – those who have lost parents, brothers and sisters as a consequence of war, military operations or terror attacks.

The exhibit is based upon a book by the same name, a project initiated and supported by OneFamily to immortalize the memories of bereaved children and aid their healing processes. The book includes 152 stories of loss and longing as told by the children themselves.

Artists participating in the “Longing for a Hug” exhibit – David D’or, Nancy Brandes, JoJo, Elan Siman Tov, and others – chose stories from the book and depicted the feelings of nostalgia, emptiness, and longing therein through several disciplines, including painting, sculpture or photography.


Get involved any time of year.

On an ongoing basis, OneFamily assists victims of terror is through emotional support provided through healing retreats, support groups, and therapeutic workshops for bereaved parents, parents of injured children, bereaved or injured young adults, widows and widowers, orphans, bereaved siblings, injured and bereaved children, and wounded or maimed victims of all ages.

On an ongoing basis, OneFamily’s team of 500 volunteers visits and reaches out to the more than 3500 injured and bereaved families across Israel, providing consistant and necessary emotional support.

On an ongoing basis, OneFamily evaluates the needs of each victim of terror and provides individualized and comprehensive financial, emotional, and legal assistance.

On an ongoing basis, OneFamily staff develops relationship and is a present, ensuring that no family is alone on days of memorial or celebration – on birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, yartzeits, memorials, on holidays, and family get-togethers.

On an ongoing basis, OneFamily is building a family of support – rebuilding, rehabilitating, and reintegrating the lives of Israel’s victims of terror.

Learn more about our projects and programs.

To volunteer at a OneFamily Event or Program in Israel, Contact Rebecca, or 02-5399006


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