Project Spotlight: Bringing Venezuelan Jews Home to Israel

Project Spotlight: Bringing Venezuelan Jews Home to Israel

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After weeks of chaotic and deadly protests against the Maduro government in Venezuela, many Jews living there are fleeing as their country becomes more unstable. Because of these protests, Venezuelans are experiencing widespread shortages of basic goods and medicine. Thankfully, The Fellowship continues to help these Venezuelan Jews make aliyah (immigrate to Israel) to find a new home in Israel.

The Fellowship recently helped 26 Venezuelan Jews return home to Israel. In the past 18 months we’ve rescued more than 138, and plan to bring 100 more by the end of the year.

“For Venezuela’s Jews, the future seems bleak, with the unstable economic and political situation worsening daily. People are even afraid to go out of their homes because of rampant kidnappings,” said Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. “We pledge to do everything in our power to help the Jews of Venezuela come to Israel and build new lives in the Jewish state.”

In addition to funding their plane tickets to Israel, The Fellowship also provides assistance once they land in Israel, such as providing food, appliances, furniture, daycare, job training and placement, Hebrew language lessons, and much more to help them start their new lives.

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