Turning Despair into Hope

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Her Dream Finally Came True. But...

Elderly Woman

Eyge, 78, thanks God for helping her and her family survive the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust. But her troubles didn’t end after the war. Today in Israel she struggles to survive poverty...

Eyge remembers her father, who was a cantor, leading worship at their synagogue. When she closes her eyes, she recalls growing up in Estonia, and hears him singing. “He spread God’s love through his voice,” she recalls, as tears roll down her cheeks.

Now 78, Eyge thanks God for helping her and her family survive the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust. But her troubles didn’t end after the war. During years of communist rule, she had to hide her Jewish faith, while clinging to her father’s dream of one day being free to live as a Jew in the Holy Land.

Her dream finally came true. But today in Israel she struggles to survive poverty. Like so many elderly Israelis like her – including many Holocaust survivors – sometimes she simply can’t afford enough food and other essentials.

Thank God for The Fellowship’s faithful supporters! Now, Eyge eats two nutritious meals every day at a Fellowship-supported soup kitchen in Ashdod. These visits don’t just nourish her body – they provide comfort and food for her soul.

“Knowing that friends love and care about me just warms my heart,” she says. “You’ve given me hope for the future – the Jews will never be alone again!”

There are so many more elderly Jews like Eyge in Israel who are crying out for the help that you can provide. Please share a gift today to give critically-needed support to these people who have suffered so much, and only seek to live the remainder of their lives in comfort and dignity.

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Eyge, 78, thanks God for helping her and her family survive the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust. But her troubles didn’t end after the war. Today in Israel she struggles to survive poverty...