EFRAT’s Name

Many wonder about the origin of EFRAT’s name.

Efrat was the name given to the biblical Miriam, sister of Aaron and Moses. A courageous woman, she was granted the additional name Efrat, in recognition of her heroic measures to save Jewish children from Pharaoh’s decree of death.

Miriam personally intervened to save the children and she went out of her way to provide newborns and families with all their needs. The nation survived as a result of her bravery.

EFRAT aspires to emulate Miriam in saving the lives of Jewish children and honors her bravery by naming this life-saving organization in her memory.