Project Spotlight: $4 Million in High Holy Days Help in Israel and FSU

The Fellowship  |  September 30, 2020

Yael Eckstein wearing a mask and holding a branded logo food box
Sonia Marakhovskii and Clara Abramovich, twins age 80, volunteer and beneficiary of Lev Chash soup kitchen in Haifa, Yael Eckstein wearing a mask and holding a branded logo food box, climbing stairs outside, white shirt, black skirt, summer clothing

With more and more Israeli families in need of financial support during the coronavirus crisis, The Fellowship doubled its annual efforts to help vulnerable citizens during the High Holy Days.

“The coronavirus pandemic has created an economic crisis the likes of which we have never seen,” said Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of The Fellowship. “We are fully mobilizing to help families, the elderly, and children with food and basic necessities so that they can get through this difficult period in peace and celebrate the holidays with dignity.”

To fill the rising need, The Fellowship allocated over $4.5 million to provide food, comfort, and hope to more than 150,000 Jews in Israel and the former Soviet Union.

The aid includes 43,500 food boxes, cards, and meals for elderly and families throughout Israel; hot meals for 2,600 elderly people in the former Soviet Union lasting an entire month; and 5,700 food cards for families of IDF soldiers and discharged IDF lone soldiers.

The Fellowship also distributed 10,000 jars of honey to elderly throughout Israel as they celebrate the Jewish New Year alone under the second coronavirus lockdown of the year.

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