Thanks to your support, the Fellowship-supported WIZO Youth Village, which is home to youth from disadvantaged or dysfunctional families, just finished renovating one of their dormitories that houses 44 youth. This facility will provide a nurturing environment and open doors for discovering new talents, interests, and friends.
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In honor of Easter, Yassar Alsaad, The Fellowship's field coordinator in Jerusalem, decided to organize a special activity in cooperation with the Department of Welfare and Fellowship volunteers, bringing together Israelis of various ages and faiths to bring joy to some elderly Christians in the Holy City.
As part of The Fellowship’s extensive Passover outreach, we are distributing 4,500 food boxes to needy elderly and families in partnership with the Yad B’Yad organization. Without our assistance, these people would not be able to celebrate the Passover holiday with the foods needed for the seder meal.
The Fellowship has again committed to help tens of thousands of needy Jews in Israel and the former Soviet Union by providing them with food for the celebration of Passover, which begins at sundown on April 10 this year. We will distribute holiday food packages at food centers and soup kitchens as well as make special deliveries to homebound elderly.
The Fellowship has supported Hadassah Medical Center for many years, giving this respected hospital the funds to purchase equipment and build facilities to provide the very best care for the residents of Jerusalem and the surrounding communities. We recently donated another $1 million to Hadassah for the purchase of an MRI machine.
Ethnic minorities in Israel who want to join the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) can rely on The Fellowship’s Pre-Army Leadership Program to help them find future success in the army and beyond.
Ohr Simcha Children’s Home in Kfar Chabad, Israel, is an orphanage for children ages 6-14 who have suffered from abuse, neglect, and poverty. With help from The Fellowship, the home recently opened a carpentry workshop where youth can learn new skills, self-confidence, and responsibility and see the rewards of their hard work.
Jewish children in Ukraine who have lost their parents or who come from poor or troubled families find much-needed love and stability at Fellowship-supported Alumim Children’s Home. Housing infants to young adults, the children’s home offers quality accommodations, intensive medical and psychological care, and an on-site Jewish day school. The loving staff seeks to ensure that the children are raised in a home, not an orphanage.
The Fellowship has supported ELEM, an organization that reaches out to at-risk youth, since 2002. Through a Fellowship House and an outreach van that distributes aid to young people on the streets at night, this organization offers hope to teens and young adults dealing with abuse, addiction, neglect, homelessness, and a host of other problems.
The Fellowship’s Audio Book Project enables seeing-impaired Israelis, many of them elderly, to enjoy the pleasure of listening to literature. For many of these people, their vision impairment means a life of isolation and despair. Many are physically unable to leave their homes, leaving them trapped in silence with only their memories, which are often bleak, to keep them company.