A Holy Land Hanukkah

The Fellowship  |  December 1, 2021

Family celebrates Hanukkah
(Photo: Ilan Assayag)

For Ariel and Cynthia, and their sons — Gabriel (14) and Emanuel (10) — Hanukkah is a time of miracles. Because for this Jewish couple from South America, making aliyah (immigrating to Israel) had long been a miracle waiting to happen. But then, right as the family prepared to move to the Holy Land with the help of The Fellowship, the coronavirus pandemic struck.

But like so many other Jewish people who longed to live in their biblical homeland, this family was still able to make aliyah — just in time for Hanukkah in 2020. Gabriel and Emanuel were able to light the menorah in their people’s — God’s people’s — Promised Land, thanks to their Fellowship friends around the world.

And thanks to those same friends, the family has found help in the past year — renting a place to live, finding jobs, learning Hebrew, acclimating to life in a new country — and can once again thank God for the miracle He performed, through people of faith across the globe.

This Hanukkah, you can be a miracle for a Jewish child or family in need.

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