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An Orphan on Her First Day of Life

Tikva kids with Rabbi Eckstein Moshe Bukhman

For years The Fellowship has supported Tikva Children’s Home – which helps homeless, abandoned, and abused Jewish children in the FSU. We received this bittersweet letter from their CEO today, a moving reminder of why our lifesaving work is so important.  

Dear All,

At 9:15 a.m. this morning in Odessa, a little girl was born. Her mother is an alcoholic and has expressed no interest in caring or looking after this little precious baby.

So, as of now she is a Tikva baby. On her birth certificate I registered her as Esther – a name we gave her to remind us of the miracle of Purim and the miracle that she has you and us to ensure she has a happy and healthy life.

Today is a sad and happy day. I am overwhelmed by how fortunate we are to be able to save this child together and saddened by the fact that Esther has to join an orphanage on the first day of her life.

Thank you for helping, saving, supporting, and ensuring that Esther is safe. Where it not for Tikva and YOU, none of this could have happened.

Enclosed is a picture of little Esther, your new baby girl.

Mazel Tov!!

Refael Kruskal, CEO of Tikva

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