"Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?" (Isaiah 58:7)
Isaiah 58 assists impoverished elderly Jews and orphaned and abandoned children in the former Soviet Union by providing them with food, clothing, housing, and other necessities. This lifesaving aid is administered though the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, whose network provides communal meals, food packages, meals-on-wheels, in-home care, medical assistance, and heating fuel. The program also offers companionship and hope to sustain recipients' souls.
"While we are grateful that The Fellowship has been able to help hundreds of thousands of Jews in the FSU with the help of our Isaiah 58 partners, the need is still tremendous," said Rabbi Eckstein. "Your support will help us extend a lifesaving hand to even more vulnerable, elderly Soviet Jews and Jewish children who desperately need immediate help."