Today is the second day of Hanukkah, a time of miracles and light. While many Jewish people are celebrating with family and friends, too many elderly in Israel spend the holiday alone without family or friends to visit, as many are homebound and others don’t have children.
Thankfully, The Fellowship has been hosting Hanukkah events for elderly in Israel, so they can spend time celebrating this special season with joy. Recently, students in the 12th grade visited an elderly club, where students prepared a game of bingo, spoke with the elderly, lit the Hanukkah menorah, and sang and danced.
Also, Ethiopian elderly Jews visited the Hadera high school where they were greeted by students and served a delicious breakfast prepared by the students. Together, they designed arts and crafts, lit the Hanukkah candles, and danced.
Additionally, 100 high school students from the Rogozin School in Kiryat Ata visited 53 elderly beneficiaries of The Fellowship’s With Dignity and Fellowship program. The students wished the elderly a happy holiday and distributed jelly doughnuts and greeting cards. The students were eager and committed to bring light to the elderly.
While The Fellowship knows how important it is to provide food and medicine for Israeli elderly in need, we also know how important it is to provide companionship and holiday cheer, especially during the special Hanukkah season.