While carrying out its work in the former Soviet Union (FSU), the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews made a disturbing discovery. Hundreds of thousands of elderly Soviet Jews live in shocking poverty. Many are seriously ill, but cannot afford medicine.
The problem of orphaned and abandoned children in the former Soviet Union is also critical. Thousands of children throughout the region live on the streets, while others live in appalling and dangerous conditions in state-run orphanages.
The Fellowship’s Isaiah 58 program provides food, medical care, housing and other basic assistance to poor Jews in the former Soviet Union, and finances a network of safe children's homes throughout the area. Through this lifesaving work, our Isaiah 58 partners are truly fulfilling the biblical mandate "to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter when you see the naked, to clothe him …" (Isaiah 58:7). Read more.