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Monday, September 19, 2011

The Forgotten

My heart breaks for all the poverty stricken elderly Jewish men and women in the former Soviet Union.
Especially for people like Susana from the former Soviet Republic of Georgia who is 85 years old and has no family to care for her. "Very few people know how difficult it is to be so lonely," she says. The food packages she receives from IFCJ supporters are a most welcome blessing.
You can show desperate souls like Susana that they are not forgottenby supporting IFCJ during our High Holy Days Campaign.
The ten days beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish New Year, through Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, are the most widely observed Jewish holy days since biblical times.
With your help, we can provide basic food staples and special holiday foods to over 54,000 hungry Jewish people in the former Soviet Union.
However, the High Holy Days are now less than two weeks away, so I urge you to donate today.
In most critical need are elderly survivors of the Holocaust, who endured untold brutality and deprivation early in their lives. Now, tragically, they are alone, hungry and forced to live without life's basic necessities.
In their twilight years, these brave Jewish people deserve the chance to celebrate these sacred holidays with dignity. Please ease their suffering by helping IFCJ provide food to poor and hungry Jewish people during the High Holy Days.
On behalf of Susana and all the people we help in the former Soviet Union — including thousands of destitute children, families and the elderly who are dependent on the food we provide — thank you for your compassion and kindness.
With prayers for shalom, peace,
Rabbi Sig
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
Widespread anti-Semitism in the former Soviet Union makes life a constant struggle for Jewish people. Few receive the opportunity to escape poverty and many live without sufficient warm clothing, electricity or food. Please tell them how much you care by reaching out to support IFCJ’s High Holy Days Campaign today.


Bless the poor people and God blesses you!

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