With the High Holy Days approaching, which start with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and conclude the following week with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), The Fellowshipis providing extra aid to soldiers throughout the Holy Land.
The Fellowship and our partners at FIDF are distributing 10,000 food and clothing cards valued at 500 shekels ($143 USD) to needy and “lone soldiers,” those who have no other family members in Israel.
Recently, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein visited the Kissufim IDF Base in the northwestern Negev Desert for a Rosh Hashanah toast and to distribute these food and clothing cards.
“I just want to tell you from my heart how much I appreciate you,” said Rabbi Eckstein to the brave men and women, “and how we in Israeli society owe you big time for all you and the commanders do for us quietly and sometimes without receiving any favor from us. We know this and the fact that we can celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot in peace and tranquility and happiness, is thanks to you.”
Rabbi Eckstein then raised a toast to the soldiers: “I represent The Fellowship’s donors and they want to say to you, ‘Thank you very much. Cheers!’”
These IDF soldiers feel so blessed by our donors who make this extra financial assistance possible for the holidays. Learn how you can help Jews in need observe the High Holy Days with dignity.