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Fostering Joy for Jewish Elderly

Morris, elderly man in Ukrain (Photo: JDC)

The Fellowship's faithful friends help us change lives around the world, from orphans to struggling families to lonely and hurting elderly. One of our wonderful partners, the JDC, tells the story of Morris, a lonely and impoverished elderly man in the former Soviet Union (FSU) whose life has been changed by your support:

At face value, 85-year old Morris, who lives alone in a remote, rundown cottage he built himself in Zhitomer, Ukraine is a mirror of the tragic circumstances of his life.

Living on a meager pension after a life of struggle, Morris is haunted by the sudden death of his daughter at the age of 21, and just two years ago, the death of his beloved wife.

But thanks to JDC and its operational partner, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), he knows the global Jewish community and its supporters will always be there for him.

He receives a bank card which he uses to purchase both food and medicine — essential, lifesaving aid. Today, he’s one of the scores of thousands of needy Jewish elderly in the former Soviet Union guaranteed basic essentials for survival through the IFCJ Food & Medicine Lifeline...

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