About us

Discover Zichron Menachem

Our passion


Why we’re here

Zichron Menachem provides support for any young person in Israel under the age of 25 living with cancer, as well as their parents and siblings.

Families of all religions and backgrounds turn to Zichron Menachem for the help they need most, be it information, a second opinion from our “clinic of hope”, or a break from the punishing routine of medical appointments.

Zichron Menachem works closely with Israel’s leading medical professionals, who strongly believe that no child can be treated comprehensively without the support we provide.

Our inspiration


Why we were founded

Zichron Menachem was founded in 1990 by Chaim and Miri Ehrental after their oldest child, Menachem, died of leukaemia at the age of 15. Diagnosed at the age of 2, the Ehrentals soon realised there were few places they could turn for support. Zichron Menachem was created to change this.

Zichron Menachem has developed into Israel’s leading provider of support services to children with cancer and their families. Chaim and Miri use their expertise daily and have changed the lives of thousands of families.

Our inspiration


Why we were founded

Zichron Menachem was founded in 1990 by Chaim and Miri Ehrental after their oldest child, Menachem, died of leukaemia at the age of 15. Diagnosed at the age of 2, the Ehrentals soon realised there were few places they could turn for support. Zichron Menachem was created to change this.

Zichron Menachem has developed into Israel’s leading provider of support services to children with cancer and their families. Chaim and Miri use their expertise daily and have changed the lives of thousands of families.

Our inspiration


Why we were founded

Zichron Menachem was founded in 1990 by Chaim and Miri Ehrental after their oldest child, Menachem, died of leukaemia at the age of 15. Diagnosed at the age of 2, the Ehrentals soon realised there were few places they could turn for support. Zichron Menachem was created to change this.

Zichron Menachem has developed into Israel’s leading provider of support services to children with cancer and their families. Chaim and Miri use their expertise daily and have changed the lives of thousands of families.

Recognition and awards


Appreciation from top leaders

We are so grateful for the appreciation of our efforts from organisations around Israel.

• Lighting of beacon at official Yom Haatzmaut ceremony
• Israel Presidential Prize for Volunteers
• Israel Prime Ministerial Child Protector Award
• Israel Health Ministerial Prize for Volunteers
• Honorary title of "Knight of the Netherlands"

Recognition and awards


Appreciation from top leaders

We are so grateful for the appreciation of our efforts from organisations around Israel.

• Lighting of beacon at official Yom Haatzmaut ceremony
• Israel Presidential Prize for Volunteers
• Israel Prime Ministerial Child Protector Award
• Israel Health Ministerial Prize for Volunteers
• Honorary title of "Knight of the Netherlands"

Recognition and awards


Appreciation from top leaders

We are so grateful for the appreciation of our efforts from organisations around Israel.

• Lighting of beacon at official Yom Haatzmaut ceremony
• Israel Presidential Prize for Volunteers
• Israel Prime Ministerial Child Protector Award
• Israel Health Ministerial Prize for Volunteers
• Honorary title of "Knight of the Netherlands"

Board members:

Meet our leaders
Chaim
Ehrenthal
Chairman
Shmuel
Angle
Secretary
Noah
Levy
Member
Avraham
Gilis
Member
Zvi
Ehrenthal
Member
Eitan
Gabay
Member
Yossef
Dvir
Member
35874

Children supported
since 1990

Governance documents
from Israel and our international partners
IRS tax exempt status – USA
ANBI – Holland
Certificate of non-profit - Israel
UK Registered Charity 1102612
35874

Children supported
since 1990

Governance documents
from Israel and our international partners
IRS tax exempt status – USA
ANBI – Holland
Certificate of non-profit - Israel
UK Registered Charity 1102612
35874

Children supported
since 1990

Governance documents
from Israel and our international partners
IRS tax exempt status – USA
ANBI – Holland
Certificate of non-profit - Israel
UK Registered Charity 1102612

Working together with our
international partners


Mr. Eli Seliger

UK

Eli Seliger, Chairman, British Friends of Zichron Menachem
Eli got involved with ZM in 2002 when he was approached to organise the first UK summer camp. Since then he has helped organise countless summer camps and parents respite trips. He is responsible for public relations within the English-speaking ZM family internationally.

Mrs. Deborah Maarsen

Netherlands

Deborah Maarsen, Chairman, Zichron Menachem Holland
Deborah was miraculously saved from a death camp as a child during the Holocaust. The traumatic event gave her a sense of purpose – to give to others. Deborah organises Zichron Menachem activities in the Netherlands. For this she received the honorary title Knight of the Netherlands from the Queen.

Dr. Maurice Dahan

France

Maurice Dahan, Chairman, Zichron Menachem France
Maurice lives in Strasbourg, France, where he is active in the Jewish community. Maurice organises Zichron Menachem activities in France, including camps, parents' respite trips and fundraising activities to benefit ZM.

Mr. Yeshaya Klein

USA

Yeshaya Klein, CFO, The Children's Bridge, Zichron Menachem USA
Yeshaya was born in Vienna and grew up in the United States. He now lives in Israel where he runs an accounting firm. He is a professional consultant for Israeli organisations with interests in the US.

Mr. Eli Seliger

UK

Eli Seliger, Chairman, British Friends of Zichron Menachem
Eli got involved with ZM in 2002 when he was approached to organise the first UK summer camp. Since then he has helped organise countless summer camps and parents respite trips. He is responsible for public relations within the English-speaking ZM family internationally.

Mrs. Deborah Maarsen

Netherlands

Deborah Maarsen, Chairman, Zichron Menachem Holland
Deborah was miraculously saved from a death camp as a child during the Holocaust. The traumatic event gave her a sense of purpose – to give to others. Deborah organises Zichron Menachem activities in the Netherlands. For this she received the honorary title Knight of the Netherlands from the Queen.

Dr. Maurice Dahan

France

Maurice Dahan, Chairman, Zichron Menachem France
Maurice lives in Strasbourg, France, where he is active in the Jewish community. Maurice organises Zichron Menachem activities in France, including camps, parents' respite trips and fundraising activities to benefit ZM.

Mr. Yeshaya Klein

USA

Yeshaya Klein, CFO, The Children's Bridge, Zichron Menachem USA
Yeshaya was born in Vienna and grew up in the United States. He now lives in Israel where he runs an accounting firm. He is a professional consultant for Israeli organisations with interests in the US.

Word on the street


"Zichron Menachem is like running into a God-sent angel, who takes you in his arms, holds you as tight as he can, makes you feel so close together."

Racheli
Cancer survivor

 
 

"Zichron Menachem is like running into a God-sent angel, who takes you in his arms, holds you as tight as he can, makes you feel so close together."

Racheli
Cancer survivor

 
 

We're in this together

We cannot do it without your help. Join us and donate today

We're in this together


We cannot do it without your help. Join us and donate today