Keren Malki, the Malki Foundation, a non-political, non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization, honors the tragically short life of a girl dedicated to bringing happiness and support into the lives of special-needs children

This site, and the work of Keren Malki (the Malki Foundation), are dedicated to the memory of

Malka Chana Roth Z"L 1985-2001


Enabling quality care at home for Israel's special-needs children.

The challenges that face a family caring for a child with serious special-needs are never simple. Neurological disorders, severe illness and developmental problems in childhood change the lives of all the parties: the child, the parents, the siblings and - in some ways - the society around them. From experience we know that such families are rarely in a position to stand up to these challenges without sustained, targeted help.

Click for more of Nir Alon's imagesTHE MISSION of the Malki Foundation (in Hebrew: Keren Malki) is to empower the families of special-needs children in Israel to choose home care. We do this in three ways: by long-term lending of essential home-care equipment; by granting funds to greatly subsidize the cost of para-medical therapeutic care; and, via the innovative Zlata Hersch Memorial Therapists on Wheels Program, by bringing therapists into the homes of special-needs children living in Israelís southern and northern periphery communities. (Click for a video illustrating aspects of Keren Malki's three programs.)

Behind Keren Malkiís work is the conviction that parents are usually the best advocates and caregivers for a disabled child. Their efforts deserve maximum encouragement and support. (See "Israel government honors Keren Malki founders", June 2013.)

Now in its thirteenth year of operation, Keren Malki was created to serve as a memorial to the life of Malka Chana Roth, killed at the age of 15 in the bombing attack on Jerusalemís Sbarro restaurant in August 2001, and who adored her own special-needs sister. Malki dedicated herself to caring for people with disabilities.

Today despite, or perhaps because of, an efficient, low-cost structure and our dedication to making the most out of donated funds, Keren Malki plays a unique role in providing its special brand of tangible, concrete support to more than a thousand families in Israel.

The number of families we help grows steadily. But we know we have barely scratched the surface of the need. Our ability to do what we do is directly related to the support we receive from friends all over the world. More >

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Honorable Menchen

Updated to 01-Jun-14

Keren Malki acknowledges with thanks a 2013 grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix in support of the expansion of its Therapists on Wheels program to serve families in northern Israel

Keren Malki is proud to be a 2013 beneficiary of the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona and the Steven A. Lightman Family Foundation


Keren Malki is proud to be a 2013 beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

Keren Malki acknowledges with great thanks a generous 2013 grant from the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, New York

Recent News 

Updated to 01-Jun-14

Fresh media coverage: We would like you to know about two new media programs that focus on Keren Malki. The first is an interview by Basil Herwald of Salford City Radio's Jewish Hour program with Arnold Roth, Keren Malki's honorary chair. Originally recorded in February 2014, it went to air during the week of Keren Malki's UK events during March. The audio has just reached us, and you can hear it here. The second is a video interview with Arnold Roth on the FocalPoint TV cable television program. It's online at the Christian Friends of Israel Jerusalem website. The streaming video of the half-hour April 2014 edition is also up on YouTube here; the interview with Arnold starts at 22m22s. The interview itself can be streamed from Vimeo.

Fantastic! Rainbow of Music III, the April 6, 2014 edition, was a wonderful, sell-out success. Click here to view a 5 minute video of the unforgettable night's highlights including the unannounced appearance of Australia's former prime minister, Julia Gillard.

Malkiís Legacy: How a murdered teenager inspired an Israeli charity | March 13, 2014 | Arnold Roth was in London this week to discuss his charity Keren Malki, named after his daughter who was killed in a Jerusalem suicide attack. By Caron Kemp | Shortly after 2pm on 9 August 2001, Frimet Roth frantically called her husband, Arnold... [Original article on London Jewish News website] [Offline version]

Arnold Roth was an invited guest on BBC Radio Merseyside's 'Daybreak with Helen Jones' on Sunday morning, March 2, 2014. Filling in for Helen Jones was veteran BBC presenter Roger Phillips who asked his listeners "What can a man do when his child is a victim of terrorism?" before allowing Arnold to describe his family's response to the murder in August 2001 of their oldest daughter. The program provided a welcome lead in to Keren Malki UK's week of activities across England and Scotland, alerting people to Keren Malki's work, to the challenges it addresses and to the life of Malki herself. Interview length: 8 mins. Click to hear.

SOLD OUT! Keren Malki's third annual Rainbow of Music event in Jerusalem takes place on Sunday April 6, 2014 at the Jerusalem Theatre (same venue as 2013)... and all the tickets are sold out (but in case of last minute cancellations, please contact the Keren Malki office). Further details and order forms here. Click here to see photos and video of 2013's marvelous concert. For all those who simply can't wait until the general announcement of further details, feel free to call Keren Malki's Jerusalem office +972-2-567-0602 during office hours or email

Attention Great Britain!: During the week starting March 4, 2014, Keren Malki UK is holding a series of events, most of them public, some by invitation. The goal: to generate greater awareness among the British public about the fine non-sectarian work done by Keren Malki for the benefit of families in Israel caring for a child with serious disabilities. Programs are scheduled for Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and London. Click here for the guide to what's happening (subject to change). We look forward to seeing you.▲

Short, sharp and to the point: The team at Keren Malki has put together a new VIDEO clip that manages in three minutes to present the Malki Foundation's mission statement and an overview of Keren Malki's three programs. Click here to view it on YouTube, and please consider sharing it with your friends. By the way, other Keren Malki video clips are here



To apply to Keren Malki's Therapies at Home Program, click to download the forms (in Hebrew only)

באם אתם מטפלים מוסמכים בתחומי פיזיותרפיה, קלינאות תקשורת וריפוי בעיסוק, ומעוניינים לקחת חלק בתוכנית החדשנית של קרן מלכי, מטפלים על גלגלים ע"ש זלאטה הרש ז"ל, אנא לחצו כאן. התוכנית הזו שהחלה לפעול בשנת 2011 מטפלת בילדים עם צרכים מיוחדים המתגוררים עם משפחותיהם בפריפריה הצפונית והדרומית בישראל. למידע נוסף כאן.

Click the button above if you are a qualified therapist (physical, occupational or speech at this stage) wanting to know more about participating in Keren Malki's innovative Zlata Hersch Memorial Therapists on Wheels Program. This program. established in 2011, serves children with special needs living with their families in Israel's southern and northern periphery communities. (More info here.)


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What Does Keren Malki Do?

Our Legal Structure

Application Forms (Therapies at Home) for Parents to Download

The Friends of Keren Malki Around the World

Newsletters Archive

Media Coverage of Keren Malki

 Speeches and Articles

Malki's Parents Write: Articles and public speeches by Frimet and Arnold Roth

On Israel's security barrier

Terrorism and its victims

Other websites that remember victims of terror


Israel: Keren Malki, PO Box 53314, Jerusalem 9153301 Israel Phone 02-567-0602. Fax 03-542-3783. Email us at

United States: Call us direct in Jerusalem: 1-888-880-1561. For current time in Jerusalem, click here. Email

Australia: Australian Friends of Keren Malki,  PO Box 40, 393 Wattletree Rd, East Malvern, Vic 3154 Australia. Or speak with Joseph Roth in Melbourne: 0412-382935. Email

UK: Keren Malki UK, call Nicole Gordon at 07867-420335 or via

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 Remembering Malki

Sbarro: An Act of Barbarism

Malki: A Life of Beauty

A Mother Writes of Her Loss

Malki's Song




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