Project Ezra is an independent, non-profit grass-roots organization serving the frail elderly on New York's Lower East Side. We provide a variety of services to a largely homebound population. We are not a member of any Federation or umbrella organization. We do not seek or accept government funds and our existence depends on the tzedakah (justice impulse) of the community at large.
An Ezra elder tells the 8th graders of North Shore Hebrew Academy about how she was hidden in a convent, smuggled to Israel, where she was imprisoned by the British, and then eventually came to the Lower East Side.