Project Spotlight: Birthday Celebration for Orphans in Israel

The Fellowship  |  October 22, 2019

Yael Eckstein handing out cotton candy to children in an orphanage.

The Fellowship distributed birthday cards to 7,700 children living in orphanages throughout Israel. The birthday cards are valued at 170 shekels (about $48 USD) and this program is a part of our ongoing commitment to help Jewish children in need.

These orphans come from very difficult backgrounds. Many were abused by their parents or other family members, and they must cope with this trauma today. Others were abandoned by their parents, and were forced to live on the streets with no care.

Thankfully, today they’ve been rescued, and the chance to celebrate their birthdays just like children from healthy families is very meaningful. In addition to receiving birthday cards, The Fellowship also hosted a party for the children with birthday cake, balloons, fireworks, and a cotton candy machine. The children were very excited to celebrate and receive gifts!

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