Israeli winters can be very cold. Most homes are made of stone, mortar and steel and are difficult to heat. Apartments have little or no heat, which means it can get bitterly cold at home. A large number of Jewish immigrants coming to Israel simply cannot afford heaters or warm blankets as they begin
Alexey, who arrived in Israel four years ago, lives in Netanya with his mother in a rented apartment. Alexey has cerebral palsy, and although he has difficulty walking and moving his body, he has not let that stop him from living an active life. With his physical limitations, the only way Alexey can get
Yuriy, Ksenia, and their daughter, Eva, came to Israel from Ukraine in 2015. Eva had an acute form of leukemia. When they arrived at the airport in Tel Aviv, she was taken directly from the airplane to the hospital. For two and a half years, doctors and her parents fought for her life. Today,
I came with my son to Israel. We are alone in the country, but we received the allowance from the government. I am studying in the Hebrew classes. The Ministry of Absorption assured us that after six months they will pay us another allowance so I can finish my Hebrew studies. I am working in the
Irina’s husband passed away after a long battle with cancer, and she now is alone in Israel without any relatives. Additionally, Irina was very afraid of the coming summer months because of the extreme heat. With her health problems, she had a difficult time, especially during the night. During the day, it wasn’t so
This is the latest report from our Fishermen in Eastern Ukraine. There are cities under siege, home to many Jewish families who are very anxious and hoping to leave. The Russian backed insurgents have surrounded cities. They are setting up road blocks, stopping traffic in and out. Everyone traveling through these blockades is subject to robbery, harassment, rape and even murder. No one really knows what they will face when they leave their homes seeking safer areas.
An interview with one of our Lone Soldiers sharing the difficulties they face in the Israeli Defense Force and how important the additional support is to Lone Soldiers.