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As Tensions Rise, The Fellowship Continues to Rescue Ukraine's Jews

With the increase of hostilities on the Russian-Ukrainian border in recent weeks, 211 new olim (immigrants) from Ukraine landed this morning at Ben Gurion Airport on the latest Fellowship Freedom Flight. Among the olim who arrived this morning, 37 are children who will begin their studies in Israeli schools in two days, 7 are babies, and the oldest person is 82 years old. 

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Amid Rising Tensions in Ukraine, More Jews Seeking to Move to Israel

The Fellowship, which has helped thousands of Ukraine Jews immigrate to Israel, was flooded with hundreds of phone calls and emails in the past two weeks from Ukraine Jews seeking to immigrate to Israel -- and expects the demand to grow amid escalating tensions with Russia over Crimea and the eastern Donbass province.

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Bikes for Israel's Bedouin Kids

Rabbi Eckstein recently spent a day with some of Israel’s Bedouin community, an ethnic group that numbers around 200,000 in Israel. They are currently ranked among the lowest on Israel’s socio-economic scale. The Fellowship supports the Bedouin community with several of our programs, including Bikes4All, an educational program that provides bicycles, outings, and races for 600 children living in these communities.

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