Across the Former Soviet Union our humanitarian aid projects help us to meet Jewish families and encourage them to make aliyah.
Some of the humanitarian aid initiatives we currently support are:
Many Jewish families cannot afford the means to keep warm in the harsh Russian winter months. They are so grateful for the warm winter clothes, shoes and blankets we provide them with.
Our teams travel many thousands of miles each year across the former Soviet Union. An ongoing need is replacement of vehicles. We were recently able to buy a suitable car for our Novosibirsk team to use in this vast and demanding Siberian region.
Most of these survivors, and other elderly Jewish people, suffer from chronic ill-health and cannot afford the medicines they need on their meagre pensions. When we bring them what they need they are comforted to know they are not forgotten.
Our food parcels distribution to needy Jewish people of all ages is also a means of giving them hope for a new and better life in Israel as we share about making aliyah. The giving of food parcels during Hanukkah is a special blessing to them.
Those who ‘return’ to Israel can find a warm welcome at our Jerusalem office and help from the team to enable them to settle in the Land. We provide, where necessary, comfort, food parcels, useful addresses and other assistance.
We support the organisation that runs Yemin Orde Youth Village near Haifa. There 400 young immigrants, especially from Ethiopia, are learning together to enable them to put their traumatic experiences behind them and become fulfilled citizens of Israel.
Descendants of the Lost Tribe of the Bnei Menashe are being brought back to Israel from India. We are financially supporting a Jewish organisation, Shavei Israel, in this remarkable work and our team in India is involved in it.
There is growing unrest in Latin America and we have now opened an operational base to enable our teams to reach out to the many Jewish people in this country and urge them to leave for Israel.