Listen to Your Heart

The High Holy Days are quickly approaching in just a few weeks. For a Jew, moments around the High Holy Days are intensely emotional and personal—it is not just a random holiday. And being unable to properly celebrate with traditional foods and other items make them feel insignificant and disconnected from God.

As many families are anticipating the Jewish New Year, tragically, far too many Jews in Israel and the Former Soviet Union are suffering in severe poverty and desolation. At a time that should be full of joy and sacred celebrations, they’re struggling just to get by.

The good news is, you can directly help someone in dire need today, like Maria.

Maria was born in 1939 in Lininsky, Ukraine. As a very young girl, her small village was a quiet Jewish community until the Nazis violently ravaged the entire town. She was just two years old as she, her mother, and grandparents hid in the basement to escape the evil attack. Her father was taken and lost forever.

Today, nearly 80 years old, Maria is completely alone and has almost no money. She cannot fully support herself as most of the meager pension she receives goes to cover critical medicines.

The devastating truth is that without your help, Maria will not survive.

Maria and other impoverished Jews like her in the former Soviet Union do not have enough food to live on, let alone the traditional foods to properly celebrate this sacred season of the High Holy Days with dignity.

Please listen to your heart, and act right now to help these precious souls who are in dire need. Your gift will be an answer to prayer for an elderly Jew like Maria and help provide nourishing food for the destitute.

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