Holocaust Survivors Program
Time is running out for us to express comfort and kindness to Holocaust survivors.
Since Israel became a nation in 1948, it has served as a safe haven for Jews escaping persecution the world over. First and foremost, this meant offering refuge to men, women and children who survived the horrors of the Holocaust.
Today, there are under 200,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel. Now in their later years, they were just teenagers when the Nazi’s extermination campaign ravaged their lives. The shocking truth is that many of them live below the poverty line. They lack daily essentials like nutritious meals, safe housing and vital medications. In addition to this, most of them report feeling lonely. With each passing year, as the number of these precious victims dwindles, we have fewer opportunities to show them love and help erase the pain of the past.
We are privileged to live close by to a little village named Ma’aleh Adumin, home to around 1,000 Holocaust survivors who are suffering these hardships, often separated from family members. Elderly and frail, their homes are in need of repair. They often have to choose between buying groceries or receiving medical treatment. Many have outlived their work pensions and now live on a paltry amount from the National Insurance Institute.
The good news is we are in a unique position to bring help and hope to Holocaust Survivors of Ma’aleh Adumim, and you can be a part of this mercy outreach. From food baskets for Shabbat and the high holy days, to hiring technicians and workers to make much-needed repairs, to running a volunteer program that sends caring individuals to visit and spend time with housebound seniors; your gift will touch these children of God who have been through more than any of us can imagine.