Project Spotlight: Passover Assistance

The Fellowship  |  March 23, 2021

An IFCJ branded food box sitting on a ledge outside of an apartment building.
February 28, 2021,Tirat Carmel, Israel, Yael Eckstein joins Fellowship Happiness Vehicle for third day of Purim, mishloakh manot gifts for Purim and Passover food box sitting on a ledge outside apartment building of Ninel Lisiansko, age 84, no people on the photo

Passover is supposed to be a sacred time of celebrating God’s rescue of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery thousands of years ago. Jews celebrate His miraculous provision of all their needs during the Exodus. But for impoverished Jews around the world, this holiday is anything but celebratory. It is often just another day of doing without needed food or security.

Thankfully, this Passover, which begins sundown on Saturday, will be different for so many in need. The Fellowship is more than doubling our impact to Jews in need during Passover from last year – all thanks to the generosity of faithful Fellowship friends around the world.

The Fellowship will provide $6.2 million in Passover assistance to Israeli families, children, elderly, new olim (immigrants), and soldiers. And we will provide $700,000 to help needy Jewish populations in the former Soviet Union (FSU).

We are delivering food, clothing, and matzah to 230,000 people worldwide, so that people in need of financial assistance – due to layoffs, unpaid sick leave, and business closures – have support. After living through a pandemic for more than a year now, many people struggle to get by. And our elderly beneficiaries are in need of companionship more than ever, as they continue to feel isolated.

Save Lives This Passover

We help people like elderly Larisa, who made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) from Ukraine years ago. Six years ago she lost her husband, and now she struggles with loneliness, especially when the holidays come around.

She’s so grateful to Fellowship friends who care: “I want to say a huge thank you to everyone from The Fellowship. You are the ones who put a lot of efforts helping other people. I’m deeply lonely, and I can’t miss the chance to send Passover greetings to everyone working for this noble charity,” she said when we gave her a Fellowship food box.

Passover is days away and time is running out to help God’s people observe this special holiday. Learn how you can help today.