When you meet people who are fleeing unimaginable circumstances, leaving the only life they knew behind, you can’t help but admire their courage.
Then you see the magnitude of their current needs when starting a brand new life in Israel, and hearing them say: “We heard Christians really help people, do you think they can help us?” — it makes you realize that it’s true; They will know us by our love!
Alongside the biblical significance of the return of Jewish people to Israel, there is the practical aspect of the actual Aliyah, the challenges it represents for Jewish families that arrive in Israel with nothing more than a small suitcase in which they try to fit their whole life.
As unimaginable as it sounds, that is actually the reality for most families that are making Aliyah today and returning to Israel. Most of them arrive in Israel desperately seeking anyone that could help them with even the most basic of needs.
The daily things we rely on and take for granted as part of our lives aren’t actually a reality for these families — most of whom consist of a mother and small children (with the father having to stay behind in Ukraine) or larger families of 3 kids whose father was granted a special permit to join them in Israel. The reality of coming to Israel for these families is truly overwhelming!
Things that are so essential that it wouldn’t cross your mind that some families don’t have any of them when they first arrive in Israel.
Hundreds of new families that recently arrived in Ashdod have been receiving much-needed help with food supplies through your generous support.
This Rosh Hashanah we aim to help 100 families with a special “Starter Kit” containing not only food items, but also care packages containing a variety of home essentials customized for each family’s needs.
These special Starter Kits include a selection of items such as kitchen supplies, kettle, bedding, pillows, toaster, towels, utensils, etc.
Consider blessing at least one family with a Starter Kit by donating $150 or more, so we can reach the goal of supplying these precious families with crucial house goods they currently go without.
Beit Hallel is a Messianic Jewish congregation in Ashdod, led by pastor Israel Pochtar, serving holocaust survivors and the poor and needy locally and throughout the nation of Israel, while building up the body of Messiah in the promised land of Israel.