Arnie Draiman

Arnie Draiman is a Philanthropic Consultant, who represents foundations and philanthropists from around the world, guiding them in giving out their Tzedakah funds in Israel. In addition, he is an expert in web-mastering for non-profits and small business. You can follow his work via his site.

Where there is more than meets the eye

The beauty and complexity of Jerusalem – the free and democratic capital of Israel: male Jewish teen having an eye exam performed by a female Arab optometrist in a store owned by a charedi (ultra-orthodox hassidic jew) rabbi!

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Where soldiers Knit

I took this picture while boarding the 74 bus in Jerusalem. I think it captures the beauty and complexity of our city and its people.

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Paying it forward

Paying it forward

I’m walking on Emek Refaim, and this gaggle of middle school girls stops me. They are holding chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes. Immediately, before I can say anything, they say “these are not for sale!”. (Me? I’m disappointed. They look delish!).

But, then….this happened: they explain to me that they are from Hartman Girls School and are giving out, for free*, cookies and cupcakes in honor of Gilad Shaer’s birthday and in his memory – Gilad, as you might recall, was one of the 3 israeli teens kidnapped in june 2014 and then slaughtered by the terrorists.

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Tzedakah in our times

I’m walking up the street and I overhear the guy next to me on his cell phone telling someone that there is a family in need to whom he just brought them a second-hand fridge and other furniture.

He tells the person on the phone that only thing left now is to get them food for Passover. After a few seconds, he says that scrip (food vouchers or those supermarket gift cards) would be better than giving them cash. I reach into my pocket and take out 4 cards of 100NIS each and hand them to him.

He goes into shock as he tells the person on the phone what just happened. After a few minutes, he tells the person that that’s it. done.

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