Launched in 2002, istandwithisrael.com, is the benevolence arm of Maoz Israel Ministries to help the hurting Messianic Believers of Israel.
NEEDY: IstandwithIsrael assists widows, orphans and needy families facing adverse circumstances such as terrorism, persecution, financial struggles and medical emergencies.
EDUCATION: IstandwithIsrael grants scholarships for educational advancement in Hebrew language studies (for new immigrants), job skills and career courses, and university studies.
IMMIGRANTS: New immigrants can rarely find quality employment if they cannot speak Hebrew. By helping Messianic Jews and Arab Christians improve their skills and develop their talents, you not only give them the opportunity to earn a decent living, you also help them advance the Kingdom of God in Israel.
HOLIDAYS: During celebrations such as Passover and the High Holy Days, IstandwithIsrael provides special food gifts through municipalities who are happy to partner with a Messianic organization such as Maoz. The gifts are given to Israel’s poor who are either living in cities vulnerable to enemy attacks, or in depressed neighborhoods.
PERSECUTION: IstandwithIsrael also provides legal aid for Messianic Jews in Israel who suffer from severe, relentless persecution and social injustice because of their faith in Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah by anti-freedom of religion, ultra-Orthodox organizations. These organizations receive inflated government funding for their non-working population, and therefore have enormous amounts of money and time to harass and target Messianic Jews on a daily basis.
TERRORISM: Israel suffers terrorism in waves, and when the waves come IstandwithIsrael is here to help. Sometimes we are able to help a family who needs to be sustained as an injured parent heals. Sometimes we reach out to the many children suffering from PTSD near the Gaza border.
NEW BUSINESSES: In supporting IstandwithIsrael, you will have an impact on the economic well-being of a growing number of Israeli believers across the country. For instance, IstandwithIsrael has helped several families open small businesses, and has contributed substantially to a number of believers who needed a vehicle for their work or their ministry.
After a personal meeting with the applicant and obtaining sufficient information from the applicant’s pastor, applications are considered by a specialized committee for approval. Only then do we distribute the funds.