To ensure a quick and safe response to any large-scale terror attack, war, or natural disaster in Jerusalem, The Fellowship funded the purchase of a Forward Command Vehicle that will allow police and fire departments, security forces, city officials, public works employees, and other first responders to coordinate their efforts as efficiently and as quickly as possible.
Fellowship Bridge Blog - Crisis and need
Fellowship Bridge Blog
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.
Yesterday 105 new olim (immigrants) from France arrived at Ben Gurion Airport on the latest Fellowship Freedom Flights. These brand-new Israelis were greeted with singing, balloons, and Israeli flags by Fellowship staff and volunteers.
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.
We have received disturbing updates on the escalating violence in Ukraine and ask for your urgent prayers for the embattled Jewish community in the region. One of our Fellowship partners in the region offered a sobering report.