January 28, 2015 By The FellowshipWhen Rosa was a young girl, she and her mother had to run from their home in Ukraine to Azerbaijan in order to escape the Nazis. They spent the war living in an empty shack, and Rosa’s mother worked as a dressmaker so they could afford food.After the war, Rosa went to school during the day and worked on a farm at night to help her mother. Once she completed school, she worked as an English teacher in the former Soviet Union.Today, Rosa is 81 years old, and she lives alone in Jerusalem. She made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) in 2003, but the only apartment she could afford is one on the top floor of a building with no elevator. It’s hard for her to walk up and down stairs, and so she does not leave her apartment.She worried about shivering through the winter months – her apartment did not have a heater and the only blanket she had was one that she received as a gift 23 years ago. Thankfully, this winter Rosa received a new heater and plenty of blankets from The Fellowship, ensuring that she will stay warm all winter long.