Alleviating Poverty (formerly Guardians of Israel and Isaiah 58)


We use your support to answer God’s call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and provide shelter to the poor (Isaiah 58:7) through on-the-ground, lifesaving care, food, and support for impoverished Jews, elderly, and Holocaust survivors.

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Helping Mikhail

IFCJ Canada  |  May 28, 2024
Mikhail is a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor with a very difficult life behind him—but hope for the life he has left. It wasn’t always that way.
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‘It Is a Big Help’

IFCJ Canada  |  April 26, 2024
Genia, an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor, was born to a Jewish family in Ukraine in 1936.
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Wartime Food Deliveries

IFCJ Canada  |  December 28, 2023
Yosef and Ruth live in the Holy Land and have been married for 60 years. And for Yosef, an 84-year-old Holocaust survivor, this is the second time he’s faced war firsthand.
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You Are Her Ray of Light

IFCJ Canada  |  December 22, 2023
“God heard my prayers and saved us. Every time they tried to break down the door, I chanted the ‘Shema Yisrael’ (Hear, O Israel) prayer, and God heard me.”
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Relying on Faith and The Fellowship

IFCJ Canada  |  December 12, 2023
Can you believe Faina’s neighbour physically carries her to take cover when terrorist rockets fall? “I can’t walk by myself, so my neighbour carries me out on his back every time during the siren,” Faina says.
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Your Care Means the World to Her

IFCJ Canada  |  March 18, 2023
On the exact day World War II ended is when Larisa was born. Her parents survived by evacuating to
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‘Your Help Is Saving My Life’

IFCJ Canada  |  January 5, 2023
Dunka, a Holocaust survivor who has spent all of her 92 years in Ukraine, has lived a long life. But she never imagined that in her old days, she’d relive the horrors of World War II all over again.
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Keeping Her Faith

IFCJ Canada  |  September 1, 2022
Betya worries about her family who are left back in Ukraine, where the ongoing war threatens them each day.
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Seeing Bronya Smile

IFCJ Canada  |  August 22, 2022
86-years old, Bronya lives outside the Holy City of Jerusalem, in the Holy Land of Israel, her people’s historic and biblical homeland.
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Meeting Nina’s Needs

IFCJ Canada  |  August 16, 2022
When IFCJ Canada volunteers arrived at Nina’s house recently—a tiny rural shack outside of Kyiv, Ukraine—they were struck by how this elderly Holocaust survivor and her humble home seemed to have changed little from the WWII-era days she remembered.
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Supporting Sibo

IFCJ Canada  |  August 9, 2022
Sibo is an 84-year-old Holocaust survivor living in the Israeli city of Netanya. Despite at last living in Israel, her historic and biblical homeland, Sibo still found herself all alone and in need of help, after a lifetime of hardship, until IFCJ Canada stepped in to support her.
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"Surviving Has Never Been An Easy Job"

IFCJ Canada  |  July 26, 2022
Malka’s childhood story is heart wrenching. Not only did she experience suffering and losses during World War II, but she also survived homelessness, extreme poverty and hunger during the post-war years. She tells her story and takes long pauses after each sentence, giving herself time to relive her memories.

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