Project Spotlight: Yad LaKashish

Project Spotlight: Yad LaKashish

Credit:IFCJ

In Israel, the people who might have it hardest of all are the poor, elderly immigrants. Thankfully, Fellowship programs like Yad LaKashish change this reality.

These elderly came to Israel late in life. They struggle day by day to make ends meet in a society that is alien to them. Living thousands of miles from the culture that they understand and unable to communicate with those around them makes them feel isolated.

Fellowship-supported Yad LaKashish (which means “lifeline for the elderly”) provides an opportunity for these needy elderly to work and retain their dignity during their final years. Most of the workers are living off meager government assistance. Thankfully, the hot lunches and monthly stipends offered through this program help to make their lives more comfortable.

In addition, working there allows them to stay physically and mentally active! By interacting with other seniors (many who are immigrants with little or no ability to speak Hebrew), they feel connected. Most importantly, Yad LaKashish allows them to maintain their dignity and a sense of usefulness.

Learn how you can help support impoverished elderly Jews today.

Tags: elderly Israel Project Spotlight

More From Fellowship Blog

Fellowship Blog

Faces of The Fellowship: Gabriel

“I really like the fact that I’m going to be living in Israel, the true home of the Jewish people,” says this week's Faces of The Fellowship!

Fellowship Blog

My Only Light in Vast Darkness: A Tatar Family of Holocaust Heroes

A Tatar mother and daughter in Belarus, Fatima and Aysha saved an entire Jewish family from certain death during the Holocaust.

Fellowship Blog

Israel Successfully Launches Ofek 16 Spy Satellite Into Space

Now in orbit, an advanced satellite will be able to monitor threats to Israel.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

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