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Born in Ukraine, Alexander was only 11 when his family was forced to flee the approaching Nazi army. "We lived in a cabin that didn't have any heating," Alexander recalls of their rustic home in...

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Olga: A desperate single mother receives strength to carry on

Olga came to Israel alone six years ago from the former Soviet Union, wanting to make a new start in life. She settled in Kiryat Shmona, where she met her husband. He had a good job with a steady...

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Helping a Man Broken in Body and Spirit

By the time Tuvia reached Israel in 1995, he had already survived the evils of the two wickedest tyrants of the past century – Hitler and Stalin. He spent his early childhood years running, hiding,...

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Helping a Brave Widower Know He's Not Alone

Yacov, an 88-year-old widower, survived Nazi occupation, the brutal murder of most of his family, and severe anti-Semitism even after the war. But his suffering isn't over. Today he struggles to...

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Maria: Invaluable Support from Guardians of Israel

Maria is an 80-year-old Holocaust survivor who lives in the community of Avshalom, just four miles from the Gaza border. She still remembers having to flee her home in Belarus as the Nazi armies...

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Protecting Israel's Most Vulnerable Citizens

With continued rocket fire from Gaza endangering much of southern Israel, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein made an emergency trip to the region to express The Fellowship's support and solidarity and...

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Warming Bodies and Hearts

After spending his whole life helping others stay connected through his job at the post office, Zakin, 93, is now isolated by health problems that require him to use a wheelchair to get around. The...

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"Seeing a Better Future Thanks to Israel's Helping Hands"

Avigail lives in a small apartment in Jerusalem, where her children – including her six-year-old son, Ari – sleep on a mattress on the floor. Avigail and her husband work hard, but they still...

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Tamar: Igniting a Spark for Israel

Growing up in Siberia, Tamar, 16, knew little about her Jewish heritage. Her life, however, took a turn when she and a friend went to a weeklong seminar during which they were immersed in Jewish...

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Noy: Third-Year Law Student at The College of Management.

Through the IMPACT! program, Noy volunteers at the Acharey! ("Follow Me!") organization in the city of Ramle. He manages to devote much of his time to working with the youth in the organization...

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"You are saving our lives."

Yonatan and Chava are ultra-Orthodox Jews living in a poor neighborhood in Ashdod. They have four children ranging in age from three to nine.

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Guardians Assist Survivor Facing Hunger and Loneliness

When Natalia, 78 years old, made aliyah (immigrated) to Israel with her husband from her native Ukraine several years ago, it was a realization of a long-held dream. The couple has endured much...

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"You've Saved My Life!"

Bracha, a 39-year-old single mother, was in a serious car accident when she was 12 that affected her physically and mentally. She was in a coma for two months, and still has a limp and slurred...

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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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"Now we know that we're not alone."

Yehudah lives in Jerusalem with his wife and six children, who are all under the age of 10. He works as a scribe copying holy texts by hand — just as was done in biblical times.

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