All of the projects described, would not have been possible, without the many volunteers and donors in Israel and abroad, whom we thank for their generous support:
Lirot association board and scientific council members, The Israel Ophthalmologists Association, Government agencies, the National Insurance Institute, the Estate Fund, the Ministries of Health and Welfare, the Herzliya Municipality; pharmaceutical companies such as Novartis, Bayer, Dr. Fisher,  Teva, Abbvie and others; companies such as Discount Bank, Einaim, Ein Tal; overseas organizations and foundations: The Edith Blum Foundation, L’Occitane, Emouna Foundation, Hilfe Fur The Blinde, Foundation Fighting Blindness, The Lidsky Foundation; and pro bono support from many advertising agencies, including TBWA and Cinema City in Israel.


Combat soldiers are in need for special sunglasses!

The Lirot association, with the help of a donation, purchased special glasses for the soldiers: face goggles with darkening lenses ranging from clear to dark,
elastic, unbreakable, suitable for night and day.
The glasses were sent to combat soldiers at the front.

We also received several requests from soldiers for assistance in purchasing special glasses and we donated to them too.

We would be happy to receive your donation for continued assistance in purchasing glasses for combat soldiers.

To make a donation, please pick your preference of choice:

Phone donation

Phone : + 972-9-9518475
Fax : + 153-9-9518475

Credit card

The donation process is secured with the new PCI standard
We accept these cards: visa, mastercard, american express

Bank transfer

Bank Hapoalim
Branch 555
Account number:677680
Attention:Lirot association


Israel Under Attack – Address Civilian Needs in Israel

Given the ongoing and fluid situation in Israel, PEF will process distributions to support Israel at this time of need with an expedited donation process.


Public Charity

PEF is a tax exempt public charity, not a private foundation, under Code 501(c)(3). Our tax ID number is 13-6104086. To assure optimum effectiveness of our grant-allocating process and a better understanding in Israel of our function and mission, PEF benefits from site visits in Israel by its Trustees. No administrative deduction is made from contributions. Overhead is approximately 2% of grants, and is met by an administrative charge on endowed funds and special contributions for that purpose. No fund-raising organization is maintained or engaged.



All contributions must be in US dollars payable to “PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc.” and may carry a recommendation for the use of the funds. Mininum contribution is $25. Recommendations for PEF registered charities must include BOTH the charity’s full name and their 9-digit Israeli Tax ID number (“amutah number”).


Lirot the Israeli research association for eye health and blindness prevention

Amuta number: 580455285


To send an ACH or wire transfer:  Send us an email at info@  All donors sending ACH or wire transfer gifts MUST send us a notification email in order for the gift to be processed.


To send checks: Checks must be made payable to “PEF Israel Endowment Funds” –no other words may appear on the “Pay to” line. We can receive checks via the US Postal Service regular or Priority Mail and FedEx or UPS, or other courier deliveries only if they DO NOT require a signature. Since our mail is being forwarded you should expect 2-3 weeks of delay before we receive check donations. Please mail your check and recommendation (including charity name AND 9-digit Israeli Tax ID# on a separate note) to: PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. 630 Third Ave, RM 1500 New York NY 10017 USA
Did you know? Most bill pay systems will allow you to make a payment via ACH. Send us an email requesting ACH/wire information. It is MUCH faster and more secure than sending a check.



info (at) pefisrael (.) org

Tel 212-599-1260

Geoffrey Stern, President

Please send us a message any time be in touch.

Lirot association will ensure that you receive an answer as soon as possible from our best experts.

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