The Holy Woman Foundation

The Holy Woman Foundation was founded to raise funds for needy Jewish children in Jerusalem. Currently, our organization provides hot lunches and other help for little girls, aged 6-14, enrolled in the Ohr Batya School in the Bucharian section of Jerusalem.

Most of our girls come from dysfunctional and impoverished homes. Tragic stories—sick parents, fathers who have abandoned the family, or mentally disturbed mothers—abound. During the last three years, new immigrants fleeing anti-Semitism in France have made Ohr Batya the favored landing school for their young daughters. Rebbetzin Esther Ben Chaim (see Chapter 13 of the bestseller, Holy Woman), the principal of the school, and her exceptional staff provide the love, acceptance, and encouragement that children from such unstable backgrounds need.

In addition to hot lunches, Holy Woman Foundation provides food coupons for the most impoverished families before Rosh Hashana and Passover, as well as helping to pay for the 3-week summer day camp in the school, the Bat Mitzvah party for the 12-year- old girls, and “Big Sisters” for the neediest children.

Rebbetzin Chaya Sara Kramer

Rebbetzin Chaya Sara Kramer (1924-2005), the Holy Woman, was a Holocaust survivor who spent the prime of her life taking care of severely handicapped children from religious homes before there was any institution in Israel to care for such children. Her biography, Holy Woman: The Road to Greatness of Rebbetzin Chaya Sara Kramer, written by Sara Yoheved Rigler, became a bestseller in the Jewish world. Rebbetzin Chaya Sara blessed this school. The Holy Woman Foundation, created in her memory, seeks to perpetuate the devoted caring for needy Jewish children to which she dedicated her life.

Rebbetzin Chaya Sara Kramer zt"l The Holy Woman

Sara Yoheved Rigler - Photo by Esteban

"Rebbetzin Chaya Sara Kramer devoted her life to helping needy Jewish children. I consider it a privilege to assist the organization of which Rebbetzin Chaya Sara was the spiritual founder. When you help, you become a member of the Rebbetzin‘s "team," working in This World while she coaches from the Next World. For those who missed meeting the "Holy Woman," you can forge a connection with her now by helping The Holy Woman Foundation."

Sara Yoheved Rigler Author of Holy Woman, Emunah with Love and Chicken Soup (about Rbtzn. Henny Machlis), and international lecturer

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller

"Few things will contribute to your life more than knowing that you‘ve changed the course of the life of a young girl. The children who attend Ohr Batya are dependent on you to bring them from dysfunctional homes and tragic situations to a program that will put them face to face with people who care about them, believe in their future, and are committed to doing everything possible to give them good lives."

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller Noted author and lecturer at Neve Yerushalayim College of Jewish Studies

  • 7% of needy children pick up food from the floor because they are hungry, and 8% are driven to steal food.
  • 55% of children whose families are living below the poverty line have to forgo a nutritious meal every day.
  • One in five (poor) children is forced to drop out of school and is sent to work in order to help the family make ends meet.

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