Our goal is to ensure we leave not one family, single mother, and her children, and elderly Holocaust survivors without provision during these feasts. Especially in these trying times when so many people have been affected by the Covid crisis.
It is especially important for us to remember the Holocaust survivors as the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) approaches. While we fast during this day, we can’t help but remember the sorrow and horrors of starvation many of these survivors have faced. As they are living out their latter days, our duty towards them is to show them some dignity and honor them, even as they are still struggling and having to choose often between purchasing groceries and medication.
There are also those families who have just recently moved to Israel and these will be the first Jewish holidays and Biblical feasts they will celebrate in the Land.
Those the Lord has rescued will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
Our focus during these biblical holidays – Rosh Ha-Shana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) – is to reveal God’s message, love, and kindness behind what we celebrate, and why we are helping them.
Would you help us bring them joy, as it is written in Isaiah 51:11?
When we speak about God’s love and kindness, it is especially important to reflect that during the holidays by showing that kindness in action. A gift as small as $50 can help us bless one family with a special food basket for the holidays.
We’re grateful for your generous heart, your loving prayers, and the care you show the people of Israel through the support of the work God has commissioned us.
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.