Inspired by the Maimonides precept, 

“…the highest form of tzedakah is to enable an individual to support himself”  

Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon launched JobKatif in 2006 to help the Gush Katif (GK) evacuees find employment.

Today, some 2,650 GK evacuees are supporting their families.

JobKatif expanded its scope to offer a myriad of employment-based services for Israel’s

vulnerable population sectors and changed its name to

La’Ofek — Hope for the Future.

La’Ofek enables individuals to strengthen their future, 

realize their dreams and bring new hope to themselves, their families and Israel.