One-Fifth of Israeli Seniors Forgo Winter Heating

The Fellowship  |  February 29, 2024

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One in five elderly Israelis lives without heat because they cannot afford to heat their home, reports JNS. Thankfully, The Fellowship has been delivering essential winter assistance:

The seniors most heavily impacted economically by the war, now in its fifth month, were those between the ages of 65 and 69, 23% of whom said the war had forced them to adjust or limit spending as a result of the current financial climate…

“Every winter presents major challenges for Israel’s elderly, but there is no doubt the war in Israel has caused greater financial constraints on this already vulnerable community,” said IFCJ President Yael Eckstein.

“With the help of our hundreds of thousands of friends and supporters around the world, the Fellowship is blessed to increase our ongoing support of Israel’s elderly, through practical and financial assistance to help them during these challenging winter months,” she said.

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