Four-year-old Semin fled to the northeastern Ukrainian city of Sumy with his parents and grandmother this past winter. Their hometown of Lugansk had descended into violence, the scene of constant clashes between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian soldiers. Thankfully, they can rely on The Fellowship!
Fellowship Bridge Blog - Crisis and need
Fellowship Bridge Blog
A deadly shooting took place yesterday in Jerusalem, killing two and wounding five. The gunman, a Palestinian terrorist, opened fire near the Holy City’s Ammunition Hill. Those killed include Lavana Malihi, a 60-year-old pensioner, and Yosef Kirma, a 29-year-old police officer who responded to the attack and was critically wounded in a shootout with the attacker. Yosef’s widow spoke heartfelt words about him at his funeral yesterday.
Many families, elderly, and individuals will be greatly impacted by Hurricane Matthew. As they take shelter from this devastating storm, The Fellowship prays that our mighty God will keep them safe. Watch Rabbi Eckstein’s special message of concern and prayer now.
We are proud to report that The Jerusalem Post has included Rabbi Eckstein on their annual list of the 50 Most Influential Jews. Citing his and The Fellowship’s tireless work to help Israel and her people in need around the world, The JPost put Rabbi Eckstein at number 23 on their list.
It was announced this morning that The Fellowship will partner with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), with whom we have worked for many years, on a new project to distribute medicine and food to impoverished elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union (FSU), thus saving countless lives in the coming years.