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The Fellowship: Helping the Victors

Victory Day 2018 (Photo: Golan Nathanson)

The Jerusalem Post shares how The Fellowship helps elderly and Holocaust survivors, not only on Victory Day, but all year round:

The 90-year-old St. Petersburg veteran, who currently lives in Migdal Ha’emek, was only 14 when his life changed forever.

“I remember that we were hungry all the time,” Weinstein recalled before Victory Day, which will be commemorated on Wednesday. “We lived in our small kitchen because the rooms were bombed, there were no windows and those were very cold winters.”

Eventually, at 17, Weinstein was drafted and sent to the front where death seemed all but inevitable. . .

Thankfully, Weinstein managed to survive the war, and, today, he relies on The Fellowship for vital support:

But life for those like Weinstein is not easy. And he is only one of 20,000 elderly people who benefit from the International Fellowship of Christian and Jews’ (The Fellowship) assistance program.

“I live on an old-age pension from the National Insurance Institute. The Fellowship’s monthly aid allows me to increase my food budget and buy more food,” he said.

For Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of The Fellowship, this abject condition many veterans and Holocaust survivors live in today is shameful.

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