With somber hearts we come to observe Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah, beginning at sundown this Sunday.
The harsh and tragic reality is that more than 30,000 Holocaust survivors that we know of are hungry and starving in the former Soviet Union alone.
And as we remember the atrocities – not just in observance of this single day – but every day, we are stirred to action by the biblical mandate of Isaiah 58:7:
“to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood”
Our remembrance alone is not enough—we must act!
That is why we ask you to prayerfully consider supporting a Holocaust survivor with a monthly gift through The Fellowship. Your monthly gift ensures food, clothing, medicines, and heat – every month – which means the difference between life and death for the most vulnerable among God’s ancient people.
The threat of starvation is rampant among elderly Holocaust survivors, and most have no remaining family to look after them. But your compassionate monthly gift brings the blessing of nourishment, hope, and life to these who have nowhere else to turn.
When you support a Holocaust survivor with your monthly gift of $30 or more, you are joining with other Christians and Jews who love Israel and the Jewish people and want to sustain lives by providing desperately-needed food, lifesaving medicines, warm clothing, and other basic necessities.
Thousands of frail Holocaust survivors are trapped in unimaginably dire poverty, and almost all are completely alone and unable to care for themselves. It is up to us to remember and act.