High Holy Days: Helping Elderly Jews in Poverty

Sibo, 81, lives in loneliness and poverty, just miles from the Mediterranean Sea in Akiva, Israel. She won’t turn on lights, use her stove, or buy clothing or medicine. She needs to save her money for food and rent.

Sibo is just one of the many elderly who need our help. About 22 percent of elderly in Israel including immigrants, Holocaust survivors, and widows live below the poverty line. Feeling forgotten, many have resigned themselves to living out their final years in seclusion and sadness, without many basic necessities.

Thankfully, with the compassionate support of wonderful friends like you we are able to provide food, clothing, medication, home visits, and emergency funds for basic needs.

Sibo struggles to pay her public-housing rent, the gas, electric and phone bills, plus cover food, clothing medication. Sibo has many needs, but only asks for one thing food.

About 16,000 elderly are currently receiving crucial aid, but there are over 7,000 needy elderly on the waiting list for assistance who need our help. These elderly are alone, afraid, and grasping for hope.

We can’t do it without your help. With every gift, elderly will be spared the hardships of hunger, illness, and despair. Please donate today.

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