Thank You, JobKatif!
The following are thank you letters from those who have received assistance from JobKatif, whether through counseling, finding a new job, attending retraining courses or receiving funding to open businesses.
*Note: These notes have been translated from Hebrew. Additionally, names have been changed.
1. Eliyahu Koch
I’d like to thank the JobKatif staff for all their financial help and assistance in building our business. In light of the hardships we are facing, building a business is parallel to rebuilding our house that was destroyed. All of JobKatif’s wonderful work as an organization that is always by our side, nurturing and helping to rebuild and rehabilitate and finding solutions for the evacuees is such holy work, worthy of appreciation and recognition.
Hashem should help you succeed in your mission.
May you see blessing in your work and may Hashem bless you.
2. Rachel Kohen
My name is Rachel. I lived in the community of Nisanit in Gush Katif.
I want to thank you for all the help and assistance that I received. Your advisors and counselors are clearly very dedicated to their jobs and they took great care of me and my family to ensure we can move forward in life. After the Disengagement, my family had a lot of hardships and difficulties. Your help came at exactly the right time. Thank you very much.
Sincerely, Rachel Kohen
3. Oren Baruchi
I would like to thank the entire JobKatif staff wherever they are for their support and guidance in our journey. In addition to the trauma of the Disengagement, I had to deal with a personal crisis in the last year and following that crisis, I lost my family, I lost my job and I was drowning in debt.
For many months it was as if I was dead and hopeless. Because of the support of amazing people who would not let me drown in my despair, I was able to rehabilitate myself and rebuild myself anew. The scholarship I got from you for learning gave me the opportunity to complete my studies and helped me to return to the circle of employment. Happiness and hope returned to my life.
I would like to take advantage of this opportunity to thank my counselor who was very involved in the details of my crisis and was always available, doing whatever he could to get me out of crisis mode by finding employment solutions and in so many other ways as well. He always made a great effort for me.
Even now, he is always available to me at every turn, beyond his regular work hours. I have no doubt that this is the beginning of a new life, but I do doubt that it would ever have come to pass without the help, support and generosity of such good people.
4. Binyamin Koritan
I would like to express my deep thanks and appreciation to JobKatif who took care of me and were so devoted and patient during my period of rehabilitation. Thanks and good luck.
5. Asher Levi
While we’re still rehabilitating from the Disengagement, I decided to open a business that provides computer services to businesses in Nazareth Illit and its surrounding areas. There are many difficulties that come with establishing a new business, especially a personal business. JobKatif was of great assistance throughout the entire process. Our business got a significant financial boost from JobKatif that promises us a good start on the path of success, please G-d.
I would like to thank the Rav and the staff of JobKatif for all the great help in opening my business and escorting me throughout the whole process. A special thanks to my counselor who became a friend more than an advisor and did his job very professionally.
6. The Samson Family
Dear JobKatif and Rav Rimon,
“Each person who is involved with the needs of the community, Hashem pays him back his merit”
We don’t have enough words to thank you for your holy work of rehabilitating people back to the job force and help them return to proper living. After the terrible Disengagement, losing our home and the community, we had to deal with challenges that we’ve never known before: managing with financial difficulties, looking for jobs, trying to return to a normal family life and making an honest living.
You gave us a ray of hope inside the big darkness of the Disengagement. You gave us an opportunity for a new beginning in establishing a new business and with G-d’s help, we will find blessing in it. For that, we thank you from the heart.
To our counselors, thank you for your dedicated guidance, persistence, advice and encouragement. Thank you for believing in us.
May G-d bless you all,
The Samson Family
7. Jacob Lipstein
It’s been awhile since we were first acquainted with Rav Rimon’s chesed organization, JobKatif. We heard and saw a lot about it and, G-d willing, we’ll see a lot more in the future.
About 3 years ago, we were privileged to meet with a counselor from JobKatif at a time when we were caught in a very difficult situation with a business we had opened. Our counselor helped us minimize our extraneous expenses and, thank G-d, got us out of the situation with high spirits. We hadn’t initially approached JobKatif; rather, they came to us and offered to help as much as they could to assist us financially and mentally get through our situation.
Then, about 3 months ago, we came to them for advice in opening a new business offering household repairs. We got to meet a very dear person-our new counselor- who came to the initial meeting in order to guide us how to open a business. He showed a lot of professionalism and had such a warm approach in every meeting. He gave us the feeling that there is someone we can count on.
We got professional guidance every step of the way throughout the opening of the business. Thank G-d, only a few days ago, our counselor called me and told me a very substantial amount of money was approved in order to promote our business. This news has truly excited us!
We would like to thank the organization of JobKatif and all those work in it. A special thank you to Rav Rimon for his initiation in returning life to the former residents of Gush Katif.
We pray that G-d will keep giving strength and will to the organization to continue in this holy work. May He repay all of you in kindness.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
8. Sarah & Joseph Timota
We would like to thank you with all our hearts for your help, support and general contribution to our business. Our source of income was in Gush Katif and after we were removed from our homes, we had to leave our place of work and find new jobs. To our delight, we got to know the wonderful JobKatif staff, who escorted us throughout the establishment of our business. A special thank-you to all of our counselors who guided us and met with us so we could arrive at the best place possible, always with good will, a warm approach and a smile on their faces.
With your support, we built a sports studio and got equipment for activities for babies, children, young women and special needs kids.
We are certain that with your help, this business will continue and expand and will enable us to support our family throughout our lives.
Thank you from all of our hearts,
Sarah & Joseph Timota
9. Avi & Shlomit Goldstein
We would like to thank you for all your support. It’s heartwarming to know that there are good people always willing to extend a hand in order to help others, especially the young couples who are now building their homes. The assistance we got from you helped us a lot in building our own home. We appreciate and thank you very much
Avi & Shlomit Goldstein
10. Yehuda Markin
About two months ago, you gave me assistance to take a course to be a tour guide. Thank G-d, I completed it with much success.
I recently began my tours and I felt the need to tell you again: thank so much for the huge help and kindness you do!! Because of you, a new path has opened for me and the future looks so much better. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I’m so excited to see that even after six years, you’re still helping so much! May your successes only increase.
Thank you from the whole family!