Ulyana, 5, lives with her mother, Sasha, in a tiny room of a communal apartment in a low-income housing project. The stairway leading up to the family's fifth-floor apartment is filthy and reeks of urine. While the building is not looked after, and many of the residents are criminals, the families that live with Ulyana in her shared apartment are kind and decent.
When The Fellowship learned about the plight of thousands of elderly living in poverty in Israel – many forced to choose between paying for rent or food or medicine, as they can't afford them all – we launched our With Dignity and Fellowship program. Through a vast team of staff and volunteers, this program helps Israel's impoverished elderly – many of them Holocaust survivors – with food, medicine, and companionship.
Irena Sendler was a Polish nurse who worked with Poland's underground during World War II, saving more than 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazis.
Mina was 30 years old when she met her husband, Benny. She was teaching high school chemistry classes in Siberia at the time and Benny was the brother of one of her college friends. Benny was training to become a pilot, and, most importantly, he was Jewish, just like Mina. They got married and moved to Russia. But then tragedy struck . . .
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