House of
Dreams

The Heart of Zichron Menachem


A home away from home

Zichron Menachem’s headquarters, the House of Dreams in Jerusalem, serves hundreds of children and adults each month.

Every day, a fleet of buses picks up children and brings them to the House of Dreams. There, children with cancer get a chance to make up on their missed studies as well as play, laugh and heal. In the afternoons, healthy siblings get a chance to relax, learn an instrument, participate in activities and receive counselling.

The attention and love all kids receive helps everyone in the family.

The Heart of Zichron Menachem


A home away from home

Zichron Menachem’s headquarters, the House of Dreams in Jerusalem, serves hundreds of children and adults each month.

Every day, a fleet of buses picks up children and brings them to the House of Dreams. There, children with cancer get a chance to make up on their missed studies as well as play, laugh and heal. In the afternoons, healthy siblings get a chance to relax, learn an instrument, participate in activities and receive counselling.
The attention and love all kids receive helps everyone in the family.

38200

Since 1998, the House of Dreams has supported 38,200 families who have a child with cancer.

 

What Your donation supports

What Your donation supports

  • Big brother kollel program

    Big brother kollel program

    Valuable bonding time
    Children and siblings get a chance to build close big-brother-type relationships with young scholars as they study torah in the kollel programme. These connections, especially for siblings, give them much-needed individual attention during a time when their parents are often otherwise distracted. The classes also help kids keep up with their Judaic studies at a time when they may be missing school. and fun.
  • Spa & alternative therapy

    Spa & alternative therapy

    Time to relax
    Our newly built spa helps lift the spirit of children and parents alike. From massages to facials and reflexology, our spa treatments help ease tension and pain of patients and family members alike.
  • Help for children with sick parents

    Care for children with sick parents

    Help healing
    Children with parents who have cancer have access to the many activities we run at the House of Dreams. They also have a big brother/sister to help them with work, take them out on trips and give them much needed attention.
  • Programs for parents

    Programs for parents

    Family care
    Parents get a break from the gruelling day-to-day care of a child with cancer with our support programmes. Trips in Israel and abroad, along with workshops, counselling and support groups help parents cope during this challenging time.
  • Meals & transport

    Meals & transport

    Helpful extras
    Children receive meals and transport to and from our House of Dreams to take a little bit of the load off busy parents.
  • Siblings support programs

    Siblings support programs

    Everyone is special
    When one child in the family has cancer, the whole family is affected. We help make sure that healthy children get the love and attention they need during this difficult time. Our support includes therapy, support groups, sibling camps and afterschool activities.
  • Consultation medical clinic

    Consultation medical clinic

    Valuable second opinion
    The Clinic of Hope offers patients a second opinion with some of Israel’s most renowned medical specialists. Parents have a chance to ask questions and double check that the course of treatment is standard medical practice. It also provides innovative medical advice for patients with few other options.
  • Psychologic support

    Emotional support

    Relieving the pressure
    Counsellors offer one-to-one therapy for children with cancer, their siblings and parents. This support helps the entire family deal with the myriad off issues that come up during this challenging time.
  • Learning programs

    Learning programs

    Keeping brains busy
    Qualified teachers help children who miss school make up on their lessons. Siblings benefit from homework clubs after school with experienced tutors.
  • Activities and lessons

    Activities and lessons

    Daily dose of fun
    The House of Dreams offers children with cancer and their siblings activities, lessons and workshops throughout the day. Kids can learn a new hobby including photography and carpentry, while also having fun with other children in a similar situation. Music and martial arts lessons, crafts, cooking and gardening not only keep the kids busy but also give them a creative outlet while their parents are busy at work or caring for a sick child.

Ella's mother


"The House of Dreams gives us so much practical help for our needs as a family, and this gives me the strength to believe that we will be able to withstand this impossible challenge."
 
 

Ella's mother


"The House of Dreams gives us so much practical help for our needs as a family, and this gives me the strength to believe that we will be able to withstand this impossible challenge."
 
 

"I like to come to the House of Dreams, it's like my nursery now, but much more fun. There are so many cool things, games and activities here."

Michal, 5

 
 

"I like to come to the House of Dreams, it's like my nursery now, but much more fun. There are so many cool things, games and activities here."

Michal, 5

 
 

You can make a difference

Sponsor an activity at the House of Dreams and give our families strength to cope.

You can make a difference

Sponsor an activity at the House of Dreams and give our families strength to cope.