Chesed is the best word for this scholarship program that helps tutor children who have lost one of both parents. Many of the parents who had died were killed by Arab terrorists.
I was only there for the ceremony and didn't stay for the meal, which looked delicious.
Simcha (Simon) and Chana (Jana) Falic are well-known generous donors to a wide variety of projects and institutions in Israel. I was very impressed by their warmth, sincerity and how they treated everyone attending, especially the families. They listened. They didn't just pose for a few pictures and run off.
There were two unexpected things that really impressed me at the ceremony. They were the praise and support for both the surviving/single parents and the tutors. I really liked the fact that the organizers of this project seemed genuinely close to the students and their families.
The tutors are also mentors. And there were special mentions about them, too. The program also provides "fun days" for the families and covers the expenses of educational assessments when necessary.
We were entertained by some of the recipients who are extremely talented musicians.