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“With skilled hands and open hearts, we help needy families get back on track…”

Gabi Nachmani, Executive Director

“Tenufa Bakehila – Building Hope” is a non-profit organization that carries out urgent home repairs for thousands of poverty-stricken families throughout Israel – at no cost.

We are Israel’s ONLY home repair organization that takes a HOLISTIC FAMILY-ORIENTED APPROACH, kick-starting positive momentum and a brighter, more sustainable future.

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Financial reports
years and counting
homes repaired
cities so far

Offering a cost-effective way to give Israeli children a shot at a better life

Replacing desperation with hope & a feeling of support

Removing health and safety hazards

Making unlivable environments livable and inviting

To a soldier with love


A cracked sink, moldy cabinets and a heavy countertop ready to fall off the wall. 


A new kitchen with freshly painted walls, new appliances, pots and pans.

Showering was a daily hazard…


A wheelchair-bound woman had to hop into the bathroom, crawl into the bathtub and shower while sitting on a stool.


Tenufa Bakehila widened the doorway and created a shower stall that the wheelchair can “roll” into.


“Tenufa Bakehila has helped my family make major changes… We are getting back on our feet, and we see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks to Tenufa for giving us a fresh start, for setting us on the right path!”   

Single mother of 3, Jerusalem

 “Helping one family at a time, you have transformed this entire street… You have given dignity back to 70 families, getting them back on their feet and moving in the right direction… ”

Ira, Social Worker, Jerusalem

 “Light, light – you bring light into people’s lives. You open a door that kick-starts a new reality, a better reality… ”

Ronit Zikri, Head of Social Services, Kiryat Gat

 “We had a make-shift kitchen on an old changing table. Having a real kitchen now…there are just no words……

Avivit, Moshav Uza