Lifesaving Help for Needy Jews
Imagine you are old and infirm, living on a meager pension of less than $100 per month. You need medicine to survive, but you cannot afford it because what little money you have goes toward food. A harsh winter is approaching, but you have no money to purchase heating fuel for your stove, the sole source of warmth in your tiny apartment. If you could only afford one of these – food, medicine, or heat – which would you choose?
The scenario above may sound shocking, but for elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union it is all too common. The Fellowship’s Isaiah 58 program helps these desperate people by providing them with food, clothing, medical care, and other essentials.
Living with Pain and Hunger
Irina and her mother live in Ukraine, just five minutes from their local Jewish centre, yet for the two women, it may as well be miles away...
“I Was Always Hungry”
“People ate clay and grass,” Sonya recalled, as she sobbed at the horror she cannot erase from her memory. “Others boiled leather and ate it. I was always hungry...”
Survived, Only to Be Forgotten
Olga survived the horrors of the Holocaust, only to suffer all alone in a freezing house, barren of food, wondering when – if – she'll eat again...