Ariella Rainbow Levy is organizing this fundraiser.
Please help my children to see each other! My 11 and 13 year old children live in the UK with their father and my two younger children live in Israel with me. The only way for contact in the forseeable future is to fly back and forth, and these flights add up!
Each time to fly two children across costs £500 round trip . I am trying to make sure that they see each other once every two months. Each time there needs to be a chaperone, either me or some reliable adult. Another £250 round trip. Ground transport alone is £100 each time. That is £5555 for the year. 5 of us trying to see each other.
To pay for it all is exorbitant, but with small donations, it could make a huge difference! Any amount is appreciated to help Temima, Sa'adya, Emuna and Ezra to cuddle, read books, sing shabbat songs together, and occasionally pull hair!
Background Story (for those who like biographies and details)
As some of you may know, I am in the middle of divorce proceedings and am living as a single mum.
Supporting four children in London, one of the most expensive cities in the world, was not a possibility, even with working from the moment I dropped off my children at school until the moment I picked them up. 5 days a week.
As the primary caregiver for 13 years, I wanted to, and anticipated I would be able to keep the children together and relocate. There were months of expensive (over £5,500) legal proceedings (which I stopped because of the high cost, the length, and the impact it has on peace in the family) to bring all four children with me back to Israel. I have no family in the UK, yet I am an Israeli citizen with a support network there.
I never made it to the end of the court decision but was only permitted to bring the two younger children, Emuna and Ezra (8 and 5) with me. They kissed the ground when we landed. Jumped up to kiss a mezuzah, and every day see something about which we say "only in Israel."
So far I have managed to pay for Temima and Saadya (11 and 13) to come and visit two times since October. But there are many more flights to pay for, including all the ground transportation.
With the hope that frequent contact between siblings will help the Levy family remain connected and not lose each other, I gratefully receive help. While large donations are of course appreciated, any amount helps.
Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and contribution!