Alongside the biblical significance of the return of Jewish people to Israel, there is the practical aspect of the actual Aliyah, and 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.
It is especially true today when Israel is experiencing a tremendous influx of olim (immigrants) from Ukraine and Russia due to the war in Ukraine. Whole families that flee with practically just the clothes on their backs, arrive in Israel and desperately seek anyone that could help with even the most basic needs.
The daily things we rely on and take for granted as part of our lives, those things aren’t a reality for these families. Things like: bedding, towels, blankets, kettles, and fans — 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.
Every month we help multitudes of new immigrant families through the generous support of our partners.
These families receive a special “Starter Kit” from us containing not only food items, but also a variety of home essentials customized for each family’s needs. For us, it is such an important opportunity to be the hands through which believers from the nations just like you can bless the people of Israel.
These kits – which include a selection of items such as kitchen supplies, kettle, bedding, pillows, toaster, towels, utensils, and more – were well thought out and put together taking into consideration these families’ immediate needs. Things that we have the privilege of owning without even thinking about it, while many families struggle every day even without those simple basic items as they start their new life in a new country.
We need your help to continue aiding new Jewish immigrants to Israel, and to expand the scope and reach of this project. Through your monthly support, we can assist many more Jewish families in establishing themselves in Israel. It is the help that comes in a time of need that leaves the deepest and most lasting imprint in one’s heart.