Committed to Supporting Aluma


ALUMA, also known as IFCA, Israel Family Counselling Association, was established in Tel Aviv in 1954. It is a centre for counselling and treatment of couples, families and individuals. It was a pioneer institution, the first such center in Israel devoted to the field of therapeutic treatment for couples and families. It is a non-profit organization and the only center in its field, in the central region of Israel, that makes it possible for anyone to receive therapy, regardless of their place of residence, origin, religion or economic circumstances.

NCJWC is the only Jewish organization in Canada that is helping to support this vital service.

ALUMA is dependent on donations. With very limited resources ALUMA is striving to help meet a constant need for counselling, in a country under enormous stress. National Council of Jewish Women of Canada has helped keep this vital service alive. We are very passionate and proud of our long-standing commitment to ALUMA, and will continue in our efforts to make a difference.

NCJWC Projects Aluma Sharon Allentuck, President Debbie Wasserman, Vice President May 17, 2017

Sharon Allentuck, President, and Debbie Wasserman, Vice President visiting ALUMA in Tel Aviv on May 17, 2017

Report on a visit to ALUMA

After attending the Herczeg Seminar in Tel Aviv, Sharon Allentuck, our current NCJWC President, and I made an appointment to visit ALUMA, previously known as the Israel Family Counselling Association (IFCA). NCJWC’s only Israeli project, ALUMA, is situated on Bar Kochba, a quiet residential street. A sign in front signifies what it is, but if one walks quickly, it is easily missed.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by Peninah Rabin (the sister of a Past President of ICJW, Leah Aharonov), a dedicated, long term counsellor of ALUMA.