No Longer Alone

The Fellowship  |  March 23, 2022

Mikhail, elderly Jewish man in Ukraine
(Photo: FJC/Victor Adjamsky)

Mikhail dedicated his entire life in Ukraine to taking care of others. First, he looked after his mother, who was ill and bedridden for many years.

When his mother passed away, Mikhail married his beloved Sophia. A dedicated husband, he loved and supported his wife through years of schizophrenia, caring for her and staying by her side.

While he still cares for Sophia, it’s like Mikhail is by himself. “I have reached old age and I am all alone,” he says. “It is so scary for me. The loneliness is overwhelming.”

Until the ongoing war in Ukraine, The Fellowship was all Mikhail had—bringing him food and bringing the Jewish holidays to this sweet Jewish man who is now too weak to go to synagogue.

And now, this Passover, Mikhail and other Ukrainian Jews still have The Fellowship, on the ground, providing aid and deliverance in this time of need.

This Passover, you can provide not only food and faith, but lifesaving aid to Jewish people who would otherwise be alone.