About Us

“Aviv for Holocaust Survivors”, a non-profit organization, was established  in 2007 for the purpose of ensuring the full realization by Holocaust Survivors of their rights in the light of the lack of public awareness of  what the law provides for them.

Of the 180,000 elderly survivors living in Israel today, approximately  one- quarter live in poverty. Thousands of them do not take advantage of all their rights, whether granted to them by law or under various programs.  They are unaware of benefits due to them from Israel\'s Finance Ministry, from Germany, from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany, from the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel, and other agencies. 

 Our vision is that all Holocaust survivors living in Israel should live their lives with the dignity and comfort they deserve and that they receive respect and proper treatment from the various agencies assisting them.

Even professionals and volunteers working with Holocaust survivors are often not informed of their basic rights and are therefore not equipped to guide them  through the bureaucratic maze.  

Elderly Holocaust survivors are left with many questions and few answers. Full realization of their rights would ensure that they live the rest of their lives with dignity and comfort.

“Aviv for Holocaust Survivors” is headed by Adv. Aviva Silberman, who has 20 years’ experience in the field of Holocaust survivor rights. Our main activity is to help Holocaust survivors and their families to maximize their rights. We work to disseminate and make accessible information on the subject, often achieving a significant improvement in the survivors\' financial status. This service is given completely free of charge.

More than 50,000 Holocaust Survivors have received assistance in obtaining their legal rights due to the work of Aviv for Holocaust Survivors and the additional compensations and benefits they have received amounts to more than NIS 200 million Shekel ($50 million USD).

 Our vision is that all Holocaust survivors living in Israel should live their lives with the dignity and comfort they deserve and that they receive respect and proper treatment from the various agencies assisting them.

 

englishlogo aviv for holoacaust survivorElderly Holocaust survivors are left with many questions and few answers. Full realization of their rights would
ensure that they live the rest of their lives with dignity and comfort.

“Aviv for Holocaust Survivors” is headed by Adv. Aviva Silberman, who has 20 years’ experience in the field of Holocaust survivor rights. Our main activity is to help Holocaust survivors and their families to maximize their rights. We work to disseminate and make accessible information on the subject, often achieving a significant improvement in the survivors\' financial status. This service is given completely free of charge.

More than 50,000 Holocaust Survivors have received assistance in obtaining their legal rights due to the work of Aviv for Holocaust Survivors and the additional compensations and benefits they have received amounts to more than NIS 200 million Shekel ($50 million USD).

 Our vision is that all Holocaust survivors living in Israel should live their lives with the dignity and comfort they deserve and that they receive respect and proper treatment from the various agencies assisting them.

Awards

Leonore and Larry Zusman-Joint Prize

Adv. Aviva Silberman received the Leonore and Larry Zusman-Joint Prize for Excellence in the Field of Human Services in Israel in 2009 for her work with Holocaust Survivors.

Knesset

On 13th November 2012 an event took place at the Knesset in recognition of the work carried out by the Organization.  At  this event a Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Aviva by MK Zeev Bielski, chairman of the Parliamentary Lobby for Holocaust Survivors

“Medal of Light” Award

On May 26th, 2013 Adv. Aviva Silberman was awarded the “Medal of Light”, an Honor of recognition given by the Foundation for the Benefit ofolocaust Victims in Israel for her contribution to Holocaust Survivors in Israel.

“Medal of Light” Award

On November 2014 Adv. Shoshana  Shacham , one the organization's volunteer was awarded the “Medal of Light”, an Honor of recognition given by the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel for her contribution to Holocaust Survivors in Israel.

Letters of thanks
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