Grateful for The Fellowship

The Fellowship  |  April 4, 2024

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(Photo: Eran Boker)

Esther made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) from Iran in 1953 and has been living in northern Israel ever since.

During the Second Lebanon war there were constant attacks on her town in Israel, but Esther did not leave the city—but this time, the situation was different.

Just two days after the attacks on October 7, Esther received a call. “The welfare worker said to me, ‘Pack your things. A bus is leaving to evacuate the city in three hours,'” remembers Esther. “At first, we came to a hotel in Jerusalem, and we were there for close to three months. I wanted to move to a hotel closer to the north and now we have been here for two months already.”

Thankfully, The Fellowship has been providing Esther, and so many evacuees like her, with support. First, we sent her Passover support and then she attended a party to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. She says this party was the first joyful moment she’s had in months. “This was the first time during these five months that there was a happy event organized for the senior citizens. I loved the event and enjoyed every minute.”

This year, with Passover approaching, she is thankful for the help of The Fellowship and the community we provide her. After all she’s been through, she’s so grateful. “Everything can change without any warning… I truly appreciate The Fellowship’s assistance for people who were forced to leave their homes. Thank you!”

Especially as Passover approaches, you help precious elderly like Esther survive. And you can help them live out their faith with dignity, not only in Israel, but around the world.

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