The JTA recently ran an article about the plight of the Jewish community in war-torn Ukraine, including what The Fellowship is doing to help, in concert with our longtime partners the JDC (American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) and Hesed.
Rabbi Eckstein sent us a final message as he prepares to travel home from his Brazil tour:
I’m at the airport on my way home from Brazil to Israel for Passover, and I can’t help but reflect on the past three weeks.
Although I have done much traveling, I have never been away from home for three weeks in one place as I have been in Brazil. I believe the potential here in Brazil of reaching millions of Christians who will support Israel in all sorts of ways is tremendous!
For the Jewish people, Passover is a sacred time of celebrating God’s rescue of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery thousands of years ago. But for Israeli Jews who are trapped in poverty, this holiday is anything but celebratory – and is often just another day of doing without needed food, medicine, shelter, or clothing.
That’s why The Fellowship increases our funding at this time of year to help needy elderly, families, children, and soldiers. This year, thanks to your continued generosity, The Fellowship will be providing:
The Fellowship's Yael Eckstein offers a compelling challenge and an important lesson about true freedom as we approach the start of Passover this Friday at sundown.