With the High Holy Days approaching - the holiest time on the Jewish calendar - The Fellowship and our faithful friends are providing Israel's neediest with aid. The Jerusalem Post's Benjamin Glatt reports that this Rosh Hashanah, The Fellowship will be aiding tens of thousands of impoverished families:
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews will give financial aid to more than 30,000 families and individuals for Rosh Hashana, the organization announced.
"Israel is steeped in a deep social crisis where the scope of poverty and social inequality is intolerable," Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of the IFCJ, said.
"During the holidays, the plight of those living in poverty becomes worse when tens of thousands of families do not know how they will sit down to the holiday table with dignity. On a daily basis, we receive dozens of inquiries from the disabled, the elderly and families in need because of the lack of proper social infrastructure in Israel. "
The Fellowship’s New Year Assistance Campaign includes 8,500 needy families, single-parent families living in public housing and homeless people, who each received a NIS 400 voucher for food purchases at Shufersal, and 9,600 lone soldiers and soldiers-in-need, who received NIS 500 vouchers for purchases at chain stores.