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Poor Elderly

An alarmingly high number of elderly Jews are living below the poverty line in both Israel and the former Soviet Union and are struggling to afford basic necessities such as food, medicine, shelter, and heat in the winter months.

The situation is compounded in the Holy Land as Israel is forced to spend more to protect her borders, leaving less to help her most vulnerable citizens. The result is that many are suffering from a lack of life’s basic provisions, and are turning to friends of Israel like you for assistance.

The sacred call of Isaiah 58:7 to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, and not to divert our eyes from the suffering remains before us as we join hands to care for those in dire need.

Relying on Strangers and Miracles

March 21, 2017

Maria vividly remembers the last conversation she had with her mother. She was just eight when her mother begged her to look after her younger sister, Anna, who is both disabled and deaf.

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