Frieda is 95 and has trouble speaking, but when she talks about the Holocaust memories that still haunt her, one repeated phrase comes out clearly: “The blood, the blood!”
No one should have to endure what Frieda endured.
Tragically, today she endures another struggle. She lives in poverty so extreme it is difficult to fathom. Like many elderly Ukrainian Jews, Frieda often goes without food in order to buy the medicine she needs to survive.
She simply cannot afford both; she can barely afford enough food to stay alive.
The care provided by Fellowship supporters is one of the few bright spots in Frieda’s life. During a recent visit to Ukraine, we offered her not just food, but hugs and conversation. Laughter rang through her tiny, run-down home for the first time in years.
We must do more to sustain Frieda and so many others like her. Your gift will provide food and hope to needy Jews like Frieda in Israel and the former Soviet Union in time to observe Passover with dignity and joy.
Your blessing is also a blessing of faith!