Eliran is a husband, father to two young children and full-time student in Beer Sheva. When Operation Protective Edge broke out in 2014, he was called to serve far from his family. With rockets threatening his hometown, his wife had to miss work to stay home with their terrified kids.
The bills began to pile up. After a month away, Eliran wasn’t sure how he’d ever pay them off—and catch up with school.
A generous scholarship from Federation partner World ORT allowed him to pay the family’s debts and return to classes to keep pursuing his dreams. “It’s so nice to know that people outside Israel were thinking about us during those tough times,” he said. “I want to send a huge thank you to World ORT. They made my family smile; they saved us.”