Fellowship Delivers Passover Aid to 50,000 in Former Soviet Union

Fellowship Delivers Passover Aid to 50,000 in Former Soviet Union

Credit:(Photo: JDC/Vladimir Shraga)

Passover begins in just one week, and many Jewish people around the world are unable to afford the simple goods needed to observe this important biblical holiday. JNS reports on a joint effort by The Fellowship and our partner the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to provide matzah (the traditional unleavened bread eaten at Passover) and other needed items to 50,000 impoverished Jews in the former Soviet Union (FSU):

JDC, through its partnerships with the Claims Conference and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, will deliver more than 50,000 boxes of matzah and other holiday packages.

“For generations, JDC has proudly helped Jewish communities celebrate Passover’s enduring message of freedom in the face of oppression. Most poignantly, the Jews of the former Soviet Union, whose Jewish identity was almost extinguished, are now observing Passover with enormous vigor, innovative cultural fare and a focus on ensuring their neediest fellow Jews share in the holiday,” said David Schizer, JDC’s CEO.

“As Jews around the world gather to celebrate our collective journey to freedom,” he said, “let’s follow this powerful example and remember the neediest by leaving a place at the table for those whose lives can be made better by our care.”

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