Chana Feldman is a bright, upbeat person despite the harrowing circumstances of her life
Originally from Romania, Chana and her family were forced to flee from the Nazis with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Though she was very young, she vividly remembers running for her life.
Today at the age of 80, Chana lives all alone in a small, run-down apartment in south Tel Aviv.
Chana does her best to stay cheerful, but every day is a struggle, and she cannot afford many of life’s basic necessities.
That is why she is so grateful to The Fellowship and friends like you who reached out to fill a Passover Food Box with both food staples like flour and oil and the special foods such as matzah that will allow her to observe Passover with dignity this year. When we arrived at her door to deliver her Passover Food Box, she wanted to personally thank The Fellowship and our donors for “giving me this Passover gift. The fact that people care means so much — especially during the holidays. Thank you.”
Sadly, Chana is like so many elderly Holocaust survivors in Israel — destitute and alone.
Yehoshua Rubin also received a Passover Food Box last week. “Thanks to The Fellowship and our friends in America,” he says, “we will truly be able to celebrate freedom this Passover.”
Or Galfira Beletz, who is 84 years old and about to undergo serious kidney surgery. She can barely move about her small apartment these days and would never have had the special food to observe Passover with dignity if a caring friend like you had not stepped forward to ease her suffering. “Thank God for people who care enough to think about us,” she says. “God bless The Fellowship and its supporters.”
There is now very little time left before Passover, and there are still so many more boxes to fill
Please reach out to provide food to hungry children, impoverished families, and elderly Jews — including Holocaust survivors like Chana, Yehoshua, and Galfira.
More donation: https://secure2.convio.net/ifcj/site/Donation2?df_id=6980&6980.donation=form1&s_src=HP_SSVIDEO&s_subsrc=EA31203XXEFXX&play=true&JServSessionIdr004=gbsqerlgz5.app245a
The request I received more than any other while I was in Israel recently is staggering; people need help finding enough to eat. We often think of hunger as being confined to third-world countries, but it is very real in Israel today. Tonight thousands and thousands of Jewish people will go to bed hungry, but together we can change that.
Tomorrow, Jewish people around the world will celebrate the Passover, a wonderful remembrance of God’s deliverance of His people. But for the hungry of Israel, it will not be a time of celebration. The generosity of you and our beloved Jerusalem Prayer Team partners is known across Israel. When we dedicated the renovated bomb shelter in Jerusalem on my trip, the event was broadcast across the entire country, and afterward I was besieged with urgent pleas for aid.
My heart breaks as I think of so many little children and so many aged Holocaust survivors having to face the threat of hunger. It’s awful to be hungry any time, but when others are celebrating it hurts even worse. I remember the pain of hunger I experienced as a child, and today I hope you will join me in relieving that pain for poor Jewish people.
I want to meet as many of these requests for help as possible, but we can’t do that without your help. Today I’m asking you to send a special gift to allow us to provide food for the Passover week to the poor of Israel. We have made the commitment to those who use the Community Center/bomb shelter in Jerusalem that we will provide free food and other daily needs for all who come. There is great opportunity for us to show God’s love to His Chosen People if we act right now.
More information and donations: http://unitedwithisrael.org/united-with-israel-installs-bomb-shelters/ / http://unitedwithisrael.org/passover-appeal/
We would like to share with you one interesting part of the Passover seder that is close to our hearts. When Moses speaks to the Jewish slaves in Egypt to let them know that they will soon be a free nation, his words speak to the importance of educating our children.
"On that day tell your son, I do this because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt" (Exodus 13:8). Moses tells the Jews what to say, “In days to come … when your children ask you …" (13:14)
The telling of the Passover story to our children is one of Judaism’s most beloved traditions. More than any other statement, it tells our children that we believe in them, that they are our future.
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks explains, "It may be hard to escape from tyranny, but it is harder still to build and sustain a free society ... To defend a country you need an army, but to defend a civilization, you need education."
JerusalemOnlineU.com helps provide this education. JerusalemOnlineU.com gives parents, schools and entire communities the tools to teach their children what is right, what is true, and what Judaism and Israel are all about.
JerusalemOnlineU.com is ensuring that our children are educated, informed, prepared and inspired to stay connected to Israel and the Jewish people as they face the realities of today's world.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT AND SUPPORT, WHICH ENABLES US TO ACCOMPLISH THIS IMPORTANT WORK.
April 4, 2012
Dear Friend of Israel:
Throughout the history of Israel and the Jewish people, there have been times when we as a people were victims, and times when we were victors.
In the 1930s we failed the test. We were powerless to change the course of events in Europe. The Jewish people were victims.
In the 1950s we lobbied for bipartisan support of the new Jewish state as well as for aid packages that helped Israel absorb Holocaust survivors and grow. We met the test. And we have a homeland today as a result.
But now, that homeland's position is as precarious as it has ever been.
The Arab world surrounding Israel is in turmoil, and Islamic extremism is in ascent. On Israel’s borders, there are estimated to be more than 200,000 Hamas, Hizballah, Syrian and Iranian rockets aimed at Israel’s citizens.
And in Teheran, Iran’s leaders continue to call for Israel and America’s destruction, while rapidly advancing a nuclear weapons program to do so.
There is still time to change the course of these latest threats…time to ensure we are victors, not victims.
But we need your help to do this.
YOU can help decide if AIPAC has the resources to do all the work necessary to keep America and Israel safe at this critical moment.
For as successful as AIPAC members have been in working with our leaders in Washington, we don't have enough political activists to engage all the candidates who will soon be making decisions in Congress for the very first time.
As successful as our college program is, the fact is that AIPAC still doesn't have a presence on many of the four year colleges in America.
As successful as we are in reaching beyond the Jewish community, we have limited staff dedicated to helping educate and involve pro-Israel Christian, Hispanic and African American communities nationwide. We need many more staff and many more non Jewish leaders engaged in our critical work.
History is once again calling. How will we answer?
Your support of AIPAC can help us make the difference. And you can start now with a simple click of your mouse.
Please click here to join AIPAC with a gift of $36, $50, $100 or more and ensure we have the resources to fund all the vital work that lies ahead to help keep America and Israel safe and secure.
Your support is all it takes.
Your support can help us work with Congress to get tougher Iran sanctions bills passed and implemented.
Your support can help give Israel what she needs to defend herself against growing threats on every front.
Your support can help bring student body Presidents from campuses around the country to Washington.
Please use this moment to let your actions be heard. Click now to make your contibution and join AIPAC today.
Your support, along with others in the pro-Israel community, will ensure that at this moment history, America and Israel will win.
Thank you in advance for your help and support.
Jonathan E. Missner
Director of National Affairs and Development
P.S. We don't serve in the IDF. We don’t live among the rockets that threaten Israel’s citizens each day. But here in America, you and I have a way to make a difference. Please lend your support for AIPAC’s work by joining today with a gift of $36, $50, $100 or more.
Document about the Passover: http://www.aipac.org/~/media/Publications/Policy%20and%20Politics/AIPAC%20Periodicals/Israel%20Connection/2010/02/IsraelConnection_General_Passover5770.pdf
E-cards Free: http://eteacherbiblical.com/learn-biblical-hebrew/get-free-e-haggadah-time-passover?cid=4575&utm_source=unitedwithisrael&utm_medium=web%20campaign&utm_campaign=bi_uwi-fb1-ehaggadah2012_04
http://www.crosscards.com/cards/holidays/easter/ / http://www.crosscards.com/cards/holidays/passover/ / http://www.crosscards.com/cards/holidays/hanukkah/
God blesses you in the Passover!