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Faces of The Fellowship: Dmytro, Natela, and Maksym

Faces of The Fellowship: Dmytro, Natela, and Maksym

Both Dmytro and Natela have higher education degrees. Dmytro worked for years as a doctor, and Natela worked for the police force. They never planned on leaving eastern Ukraine, but this couple,...

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Turning a mother's nightmare into a blessing

Belet and her husband tried for years to make aliyah (immigrate to Israel) from their native Ethiopia. Finally, in 1991, they were able to realize their dream.

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Lifesaving Heat for Israel's Impoverished Elderly

When Shmulek and Sophie moved to Israel from the former Soviet Union, it was the fulfillment of a dream. But life in the Holy Land has been full of struggle. Because the couple is elderly and...

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Photo of new immigrants to Israel Liudmyla and Volodymyr

Faces of The Fellowship: Liudmyla and Volodymyr

"Our reason for making aliyah [immigrating to Israel] was very simple: We wanted to be with our family," says Liudmyla, who was on one of The Fellowship’s first Freedom Flights from...

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Galine and Esther-A Mother and Daughter's Struggle for Survival

Life has always been very difficult for Galine, 73, and her mother Esther, 95, yet they have persevered together through it all. While living in the Ukraine, Esther's husband was drafted into the...

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For Times Such as These

An increase in violence and anti-semitism this year on innocent Jewish people across Europe and in the Middle East underscores Israel's need both for constant vigilance and the support and...

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Sefi: Opening Doors in the Workplace

Sefi, 29, is an Ethiopian Jew who made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) with his family years ago. "I can only characterize our aliyah as painful and dangerous, "Sefi remembers. " I was only five...

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"The Fellowship Has Given Us Joy"

Sagury, 13, is the only child of parents who came to Israel from Ethiopia. Since his parents are sick and unable to work, the family lives off a monthly government stipend. Their sickness also...

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"You people are wonderful....You people give me strength!"

Bracha, a blind woman living in Ashdod, has no one to help her during Operation Protective Edge. Her apartment has no protected room so when the code red siren sounds, warning of an incoming...

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Forced to Choose Between Prejudice or Poverty

Four-year-old Angelina, her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother were forced to flee their native Ukraine due to growing anti-Semitism. They settled in a small impoverished town in Georgia,...

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Reaching Out to Hungry and Destitute Children in Israel

Nothing is more heartbreaking than a child in need.

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Providing a Brighter Future for a Young Immigrant Family

The Salem family - Abraham, Sima, and their three young children - made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) from Ethiopia in 2003.

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"The Fellowship food card made it possible for my children to feel joy this Passover!"

Frieda, a 35-year-old mother of five, has had a difficult life full of loneliness, poverty, and illness – yet because of her deep faith in God, the smile on her face rarely fades.

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Story - General, High Holy Dates

Story type = general; related fundraising capaign = none

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Praying Before God at the Western Wall

The Western Wall in Jerusalem is the only wall still standing from the Second Temple, and Jews all over the world direct their hearts and prayers toward this remnant of the biblical past.

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Story - General, Guardians of Israel

Story type = general; related fundraising capaign = guardians of israel

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Discover How God Led One Man to Leave a Legacy for Israel

Over thirty-five years ago, God gave a young rabbi an extraordinary vision: build bridges of healing and reconciliation across the gap of hostility and misunderstanding that separated Jews and...

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You've Made a Lifesaving Difference!

Thanks to friends like you, our Helping Hands Campaign has helped provide impoverished people in Israel with lifesaving essentials. We are truly grateful that so many people stepped forward to...

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