The Fellowship's With Dignity and Fellowship program helps thousands of Israel’s impoverished elderly – many of them Holocaust survivors – with food, medicine, and companionship. Learn more about a special fashion show we hosted, where the models were With Dignity and Fellowship participants, as well as Holocaust survivors.
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For most of her life, she’s been called Ruth. But this Holocaust survivor, whose parents died in Auschwitz, was called Bela for a short time after being orphaned during the war. Keren Blankfeld at the New York Times shares Ruth’s personal story of how she went from being an orphan in occupied Berlin to a thriving Jewish kid growing up in New York, all thanks to one American soldier.
If we are in lean times, we have to hold on to the promise of an abundant future.
After Holocaust survivor Avraham Takotch, 90, from Donetsk, Ukraine, expressed his deep desire to visit one of the holiest places in Judaism, his granddaughter contacted The Fellowship Crisis Hotline, where operators were happy to help make Avraham’s dream come true. Recently, Avraham finally got to place his hand on the Western Wall for the first time.
Meet Ben, an employee at Café Shalva, who continues to impress his managers, as well as the café visitors, with the new skills he learns each day at this Jerusalem eatery. This is just one of many cafés in Israel that strive to provide great food to the community while employing those from disadvantaged populations – showing that inclusion is an asset.