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.
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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.
The Fellowship has supported the Israel Defense Forces for years, mainly through our partnership with the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), providing needed assistance for these brave men and women who give their all to protect the Holy Land.
At the end of November 2016, wildfires – some intentionally started – caused an estimated $520 million in property damages, injured hundreds of citizens, and caused tens of thousands of residents to flee their homes as flames were approaching. While insurance companies cover private damages, there is no government reimbursement for the public parks decimated by the fire. Therefore, The Fellowship is giving money to renovate the HaPalmach Park in Haifa, one of the hardest-hit areas.
Fellowship Freedom Flights have helped thousands of Jewish people make aliyah (immigrate to Israel) in recent years. While the flight to the Holy Land is a big part of what we provide for these immigrants, it’s certainly not the only thing we provide. In order to help prepare new olim (immigrants) for the first stage of their new lives in Israel, and to guarantee their absorption will be ultimately successful, we host aliyah seminars, a series of informative lectures by experts in the field about their first steps in Israel, including job searching and navigating the health care and education system in Israel.
Freezing winter temperatures are an inconvenience to most of us, but are life-threatening to impoverished elderly in Israel and the former Soviet Union (FSU) who often can’t afford both food and medicine, let alone the added cost of heating their humble homes. Learn how The Fellowship is helping.