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

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

Credit:Ancho Gosh

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.

Learn how you can support a Jewish person in need today.

Tags: Coronavirus Project Spotlight

More From Fellowship Blog

Faces of The Fellowship: Abir and Sharon

Fellowship Blog

Faces of The Fellowship: Abir and Sharon

Abir and Sharon, a married couple in Israel with a young family, met while serving in the IDF.

face masks for elderly during COVID-19 crisis

Fellowship Blog

Project Spotlight: Face Masks to 3,000 Elderly

Thanks to your generosity, The Fellowship approved the distribution of disposal and reusable face masks to 3,000 elderly in Israel.

Yitzhak Shamir, Haifa port

Fellowship Blog

A Son in the Land of Israel

The seventh Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Shamir served as a military leader and politician before and after the establishment of the modern Jewish state.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay informed about issues affecting Israel, the Jewish people, Jewish-Christian relations, receive daily devotionals, and more.