Adopting financially with love


Jemima house

“House Jemima” is located on a hill in the village of Beit Jala, between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The house is home to Arabic children with profound (intellectual) (and) multiple disabilities.

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How you can help:

  • Make a one-time donation here (iDEAL) [note: dit is een NL betaalsysteem, maak gebruik van credit card, misschien pay pal, etc. etc.)
  • Become a donor!
  • Financial adoption at €20,- a month.
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About Jemima

30 year ago now, in the early eighties, Ed and Heleeen Vollbehr traveled to the West bank to serve blind children.

More about the Jemima foundation

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Our residents


Nur, 6 years

One of the children living in Jemima is Nur. Nur is a 6 year old orphan. His mother was not married when she had him, a big disgrace in Arab culture. To make matters worse, Nur faces rejection because of his disabilities.

Learn more about Nur

Ahmed, 13 years

Ahmed is the ninth child in a family. Five of his siblings have already passed away. His parents are cousins. Ahmed’s father left his family when Ahmed was 7. He has also stopped financially supporting his family.

Learn more about Ahmed

Sameh, 10 years

Sameh is a cheerful 10 year old. He was born early and suffers from hydrocephalus. Nobody expected he would survive at the time of his birth. His parents asked to let him stay at Jemima until he would pass away…

Learn more about Sameh

Latest news


09 Nov In general, the situation on the West Bank is safe, life is working quite normal, somedays we have strike and Fridays is not safe for transportation. Operation and care are working normally; Eber ... full story

Visit to Jemima in Beit Jala is not possible

06 Nov Given the current risky circumstances in Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, the board of Jemima has decided not to allow volunteers and other travelers from the Netherlands (or another ... full story
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