Faces of The Fellowship: Oleksandr

Faces of The Fellowship: Oleksandr


Oleksandr just took a Fellowship Freedom Flight to Israel, in order to escape war-torn Ukraine.

“I lived in the Donetsk region that happens to be situated along the front line. The infrastructure of the town is totally destroyed and has no basic civilizational benefits. I lost my job,” he says.

Oleksandr had been working for a university in Donetsk, and lost his only source of income in 2014, which is when the conflict started. This loss was a shock, but slowly he tried to get back on his feet.

In 2015, he started volunteering with organizations that were providing assistance to those suffering from the conflict in eastern Ukraine. “But as soon as these projects started to fade, I have taken the decision to make aliyah [immigrate to Israel],” he explains.

“I have chosen The Fellowship mainly because many of the people that I happened to know have used the aliyah services you provide,” says Oleh. Overall, he is very grateful to The Fellowship and our donors for making a new life in Israel possible!

Tags: Faces of the Fellowship

More From Fellowship Blog

Fellowship Blog

The Fellowship Sets Up Emergency COVID-19 Fund

The good work of The Fellowship continues amid a global pandemic still impacting the everyday life of Jews in Israel and throughout the world.

Fellowship Blog

Faces of The Fellowship: Hava

Hava has unbelievable spirit for her age — 94 years old. She doesn’t let herself sit still. Her motto is: “If you want to stay alive, get up and move!”

Fellowship Blog

Yoni Netanyahu – One of Israel’s Most Courageous Warriors

The older brother of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yoni Netanyahu was known for his role as commander of the elite IDF commando unit Sayeret Matkal.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay informed about issues affecting Israel, the Jewish people, Jewish-Christian relations, receive daily devotionals, and more.