“We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman, who is coming into your house, like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the house of Israel. May you act worthily…“
(The Book of Ruth, 4:11)
The ancient Book of Ruth is a universally acknowledged story about a poor young widow’s journey to a foreign country. As Ruth and her mother-law initially struggle to survive, with the help of one local man, they are eventually restored to prosperity and dignity. The book of Ruth is a story of hopelessness being overcome by hope. A story of poverty being overcome by generosity. A story of hostility and prejudice being overcome by love and friendliness.
This triumph of human spirit is summarized in the final blessing in the end of the book, where the new family of Ruth, a native of Moab, is likened to the house of Rachel, a foremother of the people of Israel – an ultimate symbol of respect and acceptance. As a family, we are inspired by the values in the Book of Ruth. We are also humbled by the fact the “the house of Rachel” happens to be the meaning of our family name. We have started Rachel Foundation in an effort to “act worthily” and help direct the resources to those in need.
The Raihhelgauz / Raikhelgauz family
Rachel foundation seeks to fund projects promoting human dignity, primarily in the following areas:
We seek to fund medical expenses that are not supported by public funding, as well as projects and institutions helping the elderly, the terminally ill and people with special needs live dignified lives.
We see education as primary means to help children and young people from underprivileged backgrounds realize their potential in life. Therefore, we will seek to fund the relevant educational and early development projects. We also support projects that inform and encourage young people to volunteer in socially beneficial activities.
Peaceful coexistence of various distinctive groups in the society is essential to enable individual human beings lead lives of dignity. As strife and hostility are often the results of ignorance and prejudice, we seek to support projects aiming to increase interaction and understanding between people of different ethnic, religious and social backgrounds.
Rachel Foundation Sihtasutus:
Address: Harjumaa, Tallinn linn, Helmiku tee 72, 12015
Date of first entry: 13.01.17
Legal address: Harjumaa, Tallinn linn, Helmiku tee 72, 12015
SEPA PAYMENT DETAILS:
Beneficiary: AS LHV Pank
Purpose of payment: RACHEL FOUNDATION SIHTASUTUS, EE647700771003601010, charitable donation
International Payment Details:
Beneficiary: RACHEL FOUNDATION SIHTASUTUS
Beneficiary’s address: Harjumaa, Tallinn linn, Helmiku tee 72, 12015
Bank: AS LHV Pank
Bank address: Tartu mnt 2, 10145 Tallinn, Estonia