Helping Holocaust Survivors
Today in Israel there are nearly 200,000 Jewish Holocaust survivors still alive, whose lives were deeply impacted and scarred by the atrocities of the Nazi regime. These precious Holocaust survivors lived through and witnessed firsthand the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps, pogroms, and the ghettos of World War II. Today’s survivors in Israel are all over 73 years of age, since World War II ended 73 years ago. Many continue to suffer greatly to this day, in poverty, poor health and loneliness.
Statistics shows that by the year 2025, about 102,000 are expected to still be alive, which amounts to half of the number of survivors still alive today, and all will be 85 years of age or older by then. By 2030, a quarter of the current number of Holocaust survivors, 53,000 in total, are estimated to still be alive, at which point they will be over 90 years of age. So in these statistics we see a picture painted of a dying generation that deserves to be blessed, and to experience a dignified and better quality of life.
Through your financial support, we are enabled to visit and provide Holocaust Survivors with the following:
- Monthly care packages that include non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, clothing, and books
- Pharmacy voucher cards for their medicinal needs
- Excursions and day-trips, including meals, to tourist sites to promote health, relaxation, and friendship between our staff and the survivors, as well as between the survivors themselves
- Regular house visits for fellowship and to cultivate friendship, as loneliness is often an issue with these dear ones.