In Hebrew, hesed (or chesed) means lovingkindness, and offering this kind of care to those in need is one of the central tenets of Judaism. Throughout the former Soviet Union, Fellowship-supported Hesed Centers, a network of offices offering social services, have been providing lifesaving care to Jewish communities in need for years.
Hein Korpershoek, a 17-year-old Dutch boy, saved a 3-year-old Jewish girl from deportation and death by stealing her away from the Nazis who held her.
Three-year-old Veronica lives with her mother, sister, and grandmother in a tiny apartment in Ukraine. They try their best to survive on her mother's salary and her grandmother's pension - combined only $185 a month - but it simply isn't enough. Learn how The Fellowship is now offering hope to this sweet, sickly girl.
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