Your Wonderful Deeds

The Fellowship  |  January 2, 2020

Yael Eckstein holding a small flag of Israel while smiling and chatting with Jewish youth
Yael Eckstein welcoming new olim at the airport, holding Israeli flag. black shirt with black suit jacket

In 2019, you fed, clothed, and provided lifesaving medicine to more than HALF A MILLION people. We want to thank you for all you’ve done by showing just how many wonderful deeds you did in the past year alone:

More than 700,000 meals were served in Fellowship soup kitchens, thanks to YOU…

Valentin at soup kitchen

…like this meal for 87-year-old Valentin in the Israeli town of Ashdod. Without you, he would go hungry.

That is more than 6,000 meals served EACH DAY in Fellowship soup kitchens in Israel, thanks to YOU…

Mana Hama soup kitchen

…like this loving meal put together in the Fellowship-funded Mana Hama Soup Kitchen.

More than 5,000 new Israelis were brought home to the Holy Land, thanks to YOU…

Stahurski family

…like the Stahurski family from Belarus. You provided them with a new life!

And once they’ve made aliyah (immigrated), more than 8,500 new Israelis received help settling into their new lives, thanks to YOU…

Summer camp for olim children

…like these voices singing joyful songs at a Fellowship summer camp for the children of new Israeli families. You’re securing Israel’s future, one person at a time.

More than 250,000 Jewish people in Israel and the former Soviet Union received food so they could celebrate sacred Holy Days such as Rosh Hashanah and Passover, thanks to YOU…

Passover food delivery to elderly Sibo

…like 81-year-old Holocaust survivor Sibo, who celebrated Passover in her Israeli home. You’re providing both physical and spiritual nourishment year-round.

In fact, more than 150,000 elderly, many of them Holocaust survivors, had their basic needs met, thanks to YOU…

Children deliver aid to elderly Holocaust survivor

…like this Holocaust survivor celebrating Shavuot with some young Fellowship volunteers at an old age home in Ofakim, Israel. Without you, they’d have no one to care for and visit them.

But you didn’t just help the elderly. Nearly 300,000 brave young men and women in the IDF received comfort and care, thanks to YOU…

IDF soldiers at Fellowship vehicle

…like these soldiers being visited by the Fellowship Hospitality Vehicle in Nahal Oz, Israel.

Nearly 4,000 soldiers and the widows and children of soldiers were helped, thanks to YOU…

Etgarim program sailboat with IDF vets

…like the IDF veterans suffering from PTSD who benefit from the Fellowship-supported wellness program. You’re helping them heal.

And let’s not forget the more than 950,000 Jewish people worldwide who can worship safely because of security measures, thanks to you…

Protective vests

…like the volunteer first responders who received protective vests this November as terrorist rockets fell all across the Holy Land. You are truly a “watchmen on the wall.”

You made each of these wonderful deeds possible this past year, and for that we can’t thank you enough. Todah Rabah, friends!

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