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GIOH is a loving home for children of all ages who have been orphaned or abandoned. Many of our children come from dysfunctional homes where they have been neglected and abused. Some were at-risk children who are now thriving in the warm, caring and loving atmosphere at GIOH.



The GIOH was founded in 1902 by Rabbi David Weingarten (1872-1940). After meeting a young girl roaming the streets of Jerusalem who had just lost both her parents, Rabbi Weingarten took responsibility for her welfare and brought her into his home. Soon the number of orphans grew and the need for more space required the rental of a modest two room apartment.


Today, over 100 years later, the legacy which Rabbi Weingarten began is now flourishing under the leadership of his grandchildren, who carry the same passion for helping young orphans.



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