Campaign to Illuminate Hanukkah for Israel’s Elderly Population
The Fellowship | December 19, 2019
While Hanukkah is a holiday of light and miracles for the Jewish people, so many of Israel’s lonely elderly feel especially isolated during this time of year, which is why The Fellowship will visit the homes of these precious people to bring them light and joy this holy season!
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (Keren L’Yedidut) is once again launching its “Illuminating With Fellowship” campaign to tackle the plague of loneliness among Israel’s elderly population. According to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, 42% of the elderly population aged 75 years and older feel lonely. During the upcoming holiday of Hanukkah, hundreds of friends and volunteers from The Fellowship will visit the homes of approximately 1,300 of such elderly people from all over the country to celebrate and light Hanukkah candles with them.
Yael Eckstein, President of The Fellowship, said: “We are proud to go out with hundreds of volunteers in Israel to illuminate the Hanukkah holiday for more than one thousand senior citizens across the country. The mobilization of many members of society on behalf of senior citizens warms our hearts every time. This is a beautiful example of the bridge-building work being carried out by The Fellowship.