Goodness of The Fellowship

IFCJ Canada  |  June 6, 2024

Elderly Holocaust survivor receives matzah and a Passover food box.
(Photo: Eran Boker)

Maya remembers celebrating Jewish holidays in secret as a child when Jewish traditions weren’t allowed — this is why providing a box of matzah on Passover means so much to Holocaust survivors like Maya. 

Maya says she remembers the Holocaust, but it’s difficult to speak about it because of all the painful memories. What stands out as a happy memory will always be the thought of her mother. “My mother was my closest friend; the only person I could share my sorrows with. We had many secrets that only other Jews could understand, such as the celebration of Passover… When I saw the matzah box you brought, I remembered my mother,” says this 85-year-old Holocaust survivor.  

 “The situation in Israel right now is very difficult; we are all worried about our futures, the future of our country… Right now, it’s hard for us all. However, I have it a little easier than others, because of The Fellowship.” She says. Maya recently, fell and broke her hip, so support from Fellowship volunteers is critical to her survival. 

Fellowship volunteers ensure that Maya has groceries and enough medicine. As food prices rise, Maya struggles to make ends meet, but she survives thanks to friends like you.  

“I pray that God blesses all those who work at The Fellowship and all the donors who have us in their heart,” says Maya. “I believe that God is with me every step I take, and it is due to the goodness of The Fellowship’s donors that I am able to live in this world today. I admire and respect you all.” 

You help people like Maya receive lifesaving basic needs, not only in Israel, but around the world. 

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