Faces of the Fellowship

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Faces of The Fellowship: Anna

“Welcome! Come in!” Anna says to Fellowship representatives as they enter her apartment, which is small, but decorated with potted plants wherever they will fit. Anna then sits down at a small table and begins to tell her story.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Nina

Nina, an elderly woman in the former Soviet republic of Moldova, used to be a brilliant doctor. She was once fluent in Yiddish, Russian, and Ukrainian, yet today, she suffers from dementia, and is often disoriented. She only remembers Ukrainian, since that was her first language, and suffers from heart disease and glaucoma.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Vania

Natalya noticed that her three-year-old son Vania wasn’t communicating as well as other children his age, only speaking in two-word sentences.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Efrat and Nehoray

Hani puts on a brave face for her children, Efrat, 11, Nehoray, 6. They laugh and play with the carefree bliss that all children deserve unaware of the family’s hardship.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Esther

Learn more about how our donors helped us bring Passover blessings to Esther, so that she has what she needs to celebrate the holiday in dignity.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Andrii and Halyna

Andrii and Halyna are a young couple who just arrived in Israel from Ukraine with the help of The Fellowship. They can’t wait to start their new lives in their biblical homeland, and are especially grateful that their 1-year-old son has a chance to receive better medical care.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Daniel

Daniel’s parents wondered why their son didn’t play make believe games with his dolls and friends the way children usually do. The family had recently escaped war-torn Ukraine and were living in Moscow, and Daniel’s mother, Olga, was able to bring Daniel to the Fellowship-supported Chamah Center for Child Development for help.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Roza

Roza is a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor from Morocco who now lives in Israel after making aliyah (immigrating to Israel). She relies on The Fellowship for survival.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Valerii and Liliia

“This conflict has had a direct impact on our lives,” says new olim (immigrant), Valerii, who with help from The Fellowship just made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) from war-torn Ukraine with his wife, Liliia ...

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Faces of The Fellowship: Inna

Inna, 61, is one of just a few Jews who remain in Moldavanka, the former center of Orthodox Jewish life in Odessa, Ukraine, and today a scene of decay and disrepair. Learn how The Fellowship is offering to help.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Etti

After an abusive, controlling childhood, Etti went looking for love in all the wrong places. When she wound up alone with two young children to care for, The Fellowship stepped in with practical help and the gift of security.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Edna

Edna has been an orphan for 74 years. Her father died when she was a year old, her mother when she was 9. Today she is 83, living in Israel, and once again alone. Learn how The Fellowship is meeting Edna's needs.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Rostik

Sergei had poured his heart and soul into building a small business in western Russia, and then it went bankrupt. When this happened, Sergei immediately worried about his 6-year-old son, Rostik. Sergei and his wife had spent most of their earnings on getting medical care for Rostik, who needs . . . 

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Faces of The Fellowship: Yosef

Yosef is an 86-year-old Holocaust survivor from Morocco. He fought in four of Israel's wars – the War of Independence, the Sinai War, the Six Day War, and the Yom Kippur War, during which he was injured. Today, Yosef lives in a public-housing apartment that was renovated by a Fellowship volunteer.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Miryam

Miryam is 86, has two physically disabled sons, and is battling cancer. Learn how you are making a difference in her life.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Mikhail

Mikhail, 71, once had a good job as a radio technician, a family, and a secure home to return to at the end of the day in Moldova, part of the former Soviet Union (FSU). Today, Mikhail is divorced and has little contact with his sons. Retired and barely able to support himself on his tiny pension, Mikhail spends his days in a house that is falling apart. Learn what The Fellowship is doing to help.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Simcha and Maayan

Eighty-five-year-old Simcha often spent Shabbat (Sabbath) and Jewish holidays by herself . . . until she met Maayan, a volunteer for our With Dignity and Fellowship program.

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Faces of The Fellowship: Chaka

Eighty-eight year old Chaka lives alone in the former Soviet Union (FSU) and relies on The Fellowship just to survive. Only 11 years old when World War II broke out, Chaka's life was turned upside down. Her father was drafted into the army, and Chaka and her mother were evacuated to Turkmenistan from Moldova, where they spent four long, arduous years. . .

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Faces of The Fellowship: Jonah

When Jonah started having odd communication problems as a toddler, his mother, Marina, was devastated. She had seen these same behavioral difficulties in Jonah's older brother, Anton, when he was a toddler. She began to face the reality that she has two children with autism.  

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Faces of The Fellowship: Ala

Though Ala has fond childhood memories of her mother teaching her how to bake challah and matzah, she has dark memories as well. Ala and her family survived the Holocaust by hiding from the Nazis in the forest just outside their Ukrainian town.

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