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The Fellowship, JDC to Give Aid to Jews in FSU

Disabled and elderly in Russia (Photo: JDC/Vladimir Shraga)

The Fellowship continues to provide Freedom Flights in the former Soviet Union (FSU), particularly in war-torn Ukraine, allowing thousands of Jewish people to make aliyah (immigrate to Israel). But for those who cannot move to the Holy Land - because of age, health, or circumstance - Arutz Sheva reports on The Fellowship's partnership with JDC to provide Jewish elderly with food and medicine:

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has pledged $52 million to provide food and medicine to elderly Jews living in the former Soviet Union through the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

The Food and Medicine Lifeline, a four-year, $13 million per year commitment, was announced Monday by the IFCJ. Many of the tens of thousands of recipients of the aid are elderly and impoverished Holocaust survivors, according to the IFCJ.

The assistance will be delivered through the JDC's local network of humanitarian services throughout the states of the former Soviet Union.

“There are countless hungry and sick elderly Jews across the FSU, including over 100,000 needy elderly and Holocaust survivors, who depend on our help,” Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, IFCJ founder and president, said in a statement.

“Too many Jews around the world, but especially in the former Soviet Union, struggle to meet their most basic needs, including securing the food and medicine they need simply to survive..."

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