Our Story

When the System Fails Them, We Help the Jews

Help a Jew – Help the Holy Land is run by a group of legal professionals who specialize in the laws of Israeli repatriation. Anatoly Gakenberg and Eli Gervits have helped hundreds of former Soviet Jews exercise their legal and God-given rights to return home to Israel.

We have seen the system fail many Post-Soviet Jews and shatter their dreams of making repatriation. We started Help a Jew – Help the Holy Land to join forces and advance the coming of our shared destiny of the ingathering of the exiles and the end of injustice.

Our programs aim to help individuals on a case-by-case basis and ultimately, bring lasting change to the system.


“The Jewish people came out of the Holocaust proclaiming, “Never again! Never again! We are going to have our own land and our own state, and we are going to govern ourselves!”

Dr. David R. Reagan

Meet our founders


Founding Member, President


Founding Member, Executive Director