The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah is drawing near – the start of the High Holy Days. The ten-day period from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur is filled with prayer, reflection, repentance, and anticipation of the new year.
For poverty-stricken Jews throughout Israel and the former Soviet Union, the High Holy Days can also be the most painful. It is almost impossible to engage in the deep introspection of this sacred time when you don't know where your next meal is coming from or you can't afford your lifesaving medicine.
Anna is one of these people who urgently needs your help.
An elderly Holocaust survivor, Anna is nearing the end of a life marked by hardship and struggle. Most of her family was killed when the Nazis invaded Ukraine during World War II. After moving to Israel, tragedy struck again when Anna lost her eyesight, and then her husband. Today, alone and unable to work, she barely survives living on her meager pension. "It's just not enough," Anna says. "My meals are nothing more than tea and bread."
This is why The Fellowship has once again launched our High Holy Days Campaign. With your help, we will provide lifesaving food to over 200,000 poverty-stricken families, children, and elderly in Israel and the former Soviet Union.
Together let's help Anna and needy Jewish people like her know they are not alone and forgotten this sacred season.