The Holy Woman Foundation

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

All of our girls come from dysfunctional and impoverished homes. The school is for "throw-away" girls who would not be accepted elsewhere because of their unstable family backgrounds (mother mentally ill, father in jail, father has abandoned family, etc.). The school day ends at 1 PM, and then the girls go home to.....nothing. Rebbetzin Esther Ben Chaim (see Chapter 13 of the bestseller, Holy Woman), the principal of the school, has been able to start an afternoon program since receiving funds from The Holy Woman Foundation. This program gives the girls a hot lunch (their only protein meal of the day—and for many their only meal of the day), plus art, music, computer science, field trips, big sisters, tutoring and psychotherapy when needed. None of these things are provided by the government curriculum.

Rebbetzin Chaya Sara Kramer, the Holy Woman, 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

Rebbetzin Chaya Sara Kramer [1924-2005] was a Holocaust survivor who came to Palestine in 1946. She lived with her husband, R’ Yaakov Moshe Kramer, in a shack in Kfar Gidon, in the Jezreel Valley. She 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. She did this work without pay and without a vacation or a day off for more than twenty years. She continued to take care of one mentally impaired boy for 55 years, until her passing. 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 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, Lights from Jerusalem, and Battle Plans, 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 the Torani HaChadash School 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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