Mission Statement

Zimra is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the mentally ill in Israel through a wide range of recreational activities and volunteer services.


Zimra believes that the emotional and psychological wellbeing of people living with mental illness is an essential component of treatment. All human beings are entitled to lead meaningful and rewarding lives, including mental health patients. Zimra helps them claim that right. Fun and stimulating recreational activities instill into mental health patients a positive outlook, inspiring them to achieve a higher level of freedom and independence, which in turn makes their lives more satisfying and productive. Unfortunately mental health institutions in Israel are not equipped to answer this need. As a result patients often spend a significant portion of their day in a state of physical and mental inactivity, to the detriment of their physical and emotional condition. Where clinical treatment ends, ours begins.