Joana is a 26-year-old immigrant from the Spanish city of Melilla. She recently made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) by herself on a Freedom Flight provided by The Fellowship. She feels very blessed to join such a supportive and faithful Jewish community in the Holy Land.
The Fellowship is once again supporting the Sunrise Day Camp for children with cancer and their siblings. The camps provide an unforgettable experience and bring the simple pleasures of childhood back to kids between the ages of 3 and 16 who are struggling with cancer.
Roza, 84, grew up in the world of Jewish theater. Her father was an actor in the Yiddish Theater in Bobruisk, Belarus, and Roza spent her childhood mingling with actors and watching performances from the wings.
But World War II changed everything for Roza. The family fled Belarus in order to escape the invading Nazi army, traveling first to Russia and then to Uzbekistan. After the war, the family returned to Bobruisk, but not to Jewish life. The war and subsequent Soviet crackdowns forced the family to abandon their Judaism. For decades, Roza didn't hear one Yiddish or Hebrew word spoken and began to forget the traditions of her youth.
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