Stories


Stories Tzilia, elderly Holocaust survivor who receives help for holidays from IFCJ

Faith and Light for the Holidays

The Fellowship  |  December 7, 2022
Haunted by a Ukrainian childhood during the Holocaust, this elderly Jewish woman has hope for Hanukkah this holiday season.
Stories IDF soldiers celebrate Hanukkah

Hanukkah for the Holy Land's Heroes

The Fellowship  |  November 29, 2022
Each Hanukkah, Fellowship friends around the world show their appreciation for the brave men and women of the IDF.
Stories Olga, an elderly woman in Israel who grew up in a shtetl in Ukraine

From Ukraine Shtetl to Holy Land Home

The Fellowship  |  November 21, 2022
Olga survived the Holocaust in Ukraine, where she grew up in a shtetl, and now receives help from Fellowship friends in Israel.
Stories Yuri, an elderly and disabled Jewish man in FSU whose heart and home The Fellowship is warming

Warming Yuri’s Heart and Home

The Fellowship  |  November 14, 2022
Yuri’s life is challenging because of physical and mental disabilities. But you are his one lifeline, bringing food, warmth, and love.
Stories Ludmila, an elderly blind Jewish widow in Minsk for whom The Fellowship is a ray of light

A Ray of Light in Her Darkest Hour

The Fellowship  |  November 8, 2022
This winter you can pierce the cold and darkness and be the light and warmth that elderly Jewish people like Ludmila need.
Stories Iosif, elderly Holocaust survivor who receives winter help from The Fellowship

'If Not for Your Help...'

The Fellowship  |  November 1, 2022
If not for the help of Fellowship friends like you, this elderly Holocaust survivor would not survive the bitter winter ahead.
Stories Larisa, elderly Jewish woman outside in the cold

In from the Cold

The Fellowship  |  October 26, 2022
As a hard winter looms, faithful Fellowship friends help protect elderly Jewish people like Larisa from the cold.
Stories Ruben, elderly Jewish man in FSU kept warm by The Fellowship

A Warm Home and Daily Bread

The Fellowship  |  October 18, 2022
As a desperate and dangerous winter approaches, your gift will assure elderly Jews like Ruben that they will have what they need to survive.
Stories Rachel, elderly Holocaust survivor from Ukraine, receives love and High Holy Days aid in Israel, 2022

Love, Kindness, and Understanding

The Fellowship  |  October 11, 2022
This High Holy Days season and beyond, your lifesaving gift of love will warm the hearts of elderly Jews and Holocaust survivors like Rachel.
Stories Holocaust survivor who lost family at Babi Yar Massacre

The Least of These

The Fellowship  |  October 3, 2022
96-year-old Nina lost her entire family to the Babi Yar massacre. And today, friends of The Fellowship like you are all this precious Holocaust survivor has.
Stories Issac and Zoya, elderly Jewish couple helped by The Fellowship

Fellowship in Their Golden Years

The Fellowship  |  September 28, 2022
This High Holy Days season, a precious elderly couple threatened by Russia's invasion of Ukraine knows they have friends at The Fellowship.
Stories Maya, an elderly Jewish survivor in the FSU who was once an actress

The Actress

The Fellowship  |  September 19, 2022
This High Holy Days season, you can provide life-giving food and lifesaving aid to precious Jewish elderly like Maya.

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