Children’s Stories

My Extended Family reaches out to Jewish children on the brink of disaster, desperately needing family to step in. For these and hundreds of others, we are that family. We understand that these children are missing core relationships that they need to develop into healthy teenagers and adults; that they suffer from a deep sadness that is literally etched into their sensitive souls. Here are a few of their stories.

Shaindy

After the divorce, Shaindy and her four siblings are all living with her mother. But it’s too much — the mother is stressed from supporting the family while raising five children. As the oldest, Shaindy is b...

Sara

As told by Sara’s mother. Sara*, a 7 year old girl loves fairy tales. She can tell you all about Snow White, Sleep-ing Beauty and Rapunzel. Sometimes though she gets confused with the details. That’s becaus...

Mordechai

Here is Mordechai’s story as told by Rabbi Daniel Drandoff MFT, Clinical Director: Mordechai lives with his mother and younger sister. A kind neighbor in-formed Mordechai’s mother of the great services MYEF ...