Project Spotlight: Operation Winter Warmth

The Fellowship  |  December 1, 2021

Yael Eckstein delivers winter warmth necessities
(Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv)

As winter approaches, we know that many elderly in Israel are trying to live off of pensions and supplemental income. And this is barely enough to purchase food and other basic needs.

Sometimes when we visit their homes in the Holy Land, we hear them say that they are afraid to turn on their heat. They know they won’t have enough money to pay for a high electricity bill. So instead they shiver in their frigid homes.

Thankfully, your care will allow us to bring warmth to elderly and families in need this winter. During our Operation Winter Warmth efforts in Israel, The Fellowship is providing heating vouchers to 26,000 households in Israel — both to families and elderly — to help them pay their heating bill this winter.

We are also extending our Winter Warmth efforts throughout the former Soviet Union (FSU) where winters can be very bitter. The Fellowship helps elderly Holocaust survivors like Yakov to survive the FSU’s freezing temperatures. We cover his high cost of heating: “I’m deeply grateful to The Fellowship for their constant support. Without it I don’t know how I would make it.”

We deliver support in many ways — heating devices, replacement of broken windows and doors, winter clothing, boots, blankets, bedding, and heating vouchers — keeping elderly warm this winter.

Yakov adds: “Thank you is all I can say.”

Learn how you can support our Operation Winter Warmth efforts this year, as well as help impoverished Jews across the globe.

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