Ajyal Program


With no social security or health insurance for those who are above 65 years old, Ajyal Program is a comprehensive elderly care program that offers basic services,
Spiritual fellowship, social support system and opportunities for continuous education and growth

Since its start in late 2006, the Ajyal program has expanded from a group of 14 to a group of over 400, with members from Bethlehem, Beit Jala and Beit Sahour, and care recipients in 8 villages in the Bethlehem governorate.

Ajyal activities include:

  • Health education events and health screening events
  • Monthly meetings to discuss topics of religion and spirituality, led by local clergy members
  • Monthly gatherings to share a meal and have time for recreational activities and Bingo
  • Yoga and relaxation sessions with our resident psychotherapist
  • Special celebrations for Christmas, Easter, Mothers’ Day and World Elderly Day, featuring special meals and entertainment
  • Seasonal trips to locations around the West Bank and Israel, including Jericho and the Galilee