OWCF will match your gift to the Talia Agler Girls Shelter on Giving Tuesday!

The One World Children’s Fund, who has already announced a $25,000 gift to TAGS, through its parent organization, the Centre for Domestic Training and Development, is offering an additional  $10,000 match this Giving Tuesday, starting at 11 AM EST. Mark your calendar and click the link below! All gifts must come online via our OWCF page: 


What a great way to participate in Giving Tuesday, with matching funds for some of those who need it the most. Thank you for your consideration, and support!

It's Official! The Tragedy Test Is Published


I’m pleased to announce the publication of my first book, The Tragedy Test — Making Sense of Life Changing Loss: A Rabbi’s Journey. Sales of The Tragedy Test will help fund the Tali Fund and the work of the Tali Agler Girl’s Shelter in Nairobi, Kenya.

We’re planning an official launch soon. Please subscribe to our newsletter email list and I’ll keep you up-to-date on upcoming book events and the work of the Tali Fund.

Learn more about the work of the Tali Fund here.

Amazing News from The Tali Fund

We are thrilled to announce that the One World Children’s Fund of Los Angeles, CA, has made a gift of $25,000 to the Talia Agler Girls Shelter in Nairobi. Yes, this is awesome!

TAGS’ parent organization, The Centre for Domestic Training and Development, was one of OWCF’s first forty partners from around the globe. This new, unrestricted grant shows how much they value and endorse the work of the Shelter.

It is an amazing gift, but (you knew there was a but coming) it is a one-time contribution. While it will help to put TAGS on a firmer financial footing and enable Edith to strengthen the program in a myriad of ways, an essential part of the Shelter’s life support still comes from individual donors.

Accordingly, the Tali Fund is launching a campaign, from now until the end of 2018, to MATCH the $25,000 from OWCF with contributions of our own. Can we all make that happen? I have faith!

We are asking everyone who is connected to the Tali Fund (if you are reading this, that includes you  to make a contribution in any multiple of $25, in honor of the $25,000 from OWCF. Simple as that!

Anything you can give, whether it is $2.50, $25, $50, $100, $250, $2500, or really, any amount whatsoever, will be deeply appreciated. More important, it will be effective, in sustaining the Shelter and continuing its work of Rescuing, Rehabilitating and Reintegrating trafficked and abused girls.

Simply click here to make a contribution online or for information as to how to do it by check. Thank you so very much! We remain blessed to be able to continue this work in Tali’s name.

We have some other news that is not as happy. Martha Lefebvre, the woman who received Talia’s donated heart, passed away on September 30. She had been hospitalized for several weeks and ultimately succumbed to pneumonia. Unfortunately, due to her medical condition, she herself was unable to become an organ donor. After six-plus years of life that would not otherwise have been, for Martha and her loving family, a chapter closes.

Once again, if you have not already done so, please volunteer to become an organ donor. It is painless, free, and does what precious few of us are able to do: save life when there otherwise would have been death. Go to organdonor.gov in the US and register today.