Shoa survivors and poverty-stricken elderly people
“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.” (Isaiah 40:1)
There are currently about 147,000 Shoa (Holocaust) survivors living in Israel. Their average age is 85.3 years. According to Israeli data, an average of 1,000 of these elderly people die every month, that is around thirty people a day. It is likely that in ten years’ time there will be very few first-generation Shoa survivors living in Israel.
Yad L’Ami regularly comes into contact with second-generation survivors, the children of Shoa survivors, who have suffered greatly from the horrors inflicted on their parents. Yad L’Ami is also helping more and more other poverty-stricken elderly people.
- STRUCTURED FINANCIAL AID TO SUPPLEMENT BASIC INCOME
- FUNDING FOR HEATERS AND BLANKETS DURING THE COLD WINTER MONTHS
- EXTRA FOOD STAMPS IN THE HOLIDAY SEASONS
- FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FOR DENTAL COSTS, MEDICINE, EYEGLASSES, HEARING AIDS, ETC.
- REGULAR HOME VISITS INCLUDING ON BIRTHDAYS
- ORGANIZING WORKSHOPS
- ORGANIZING TRIPS
For €50 per month you can become a personal sponsor of a grandfather or grandmother with a Holocaust past. We will send you information on and a photograph of the person you are sponsoring. We will keep you updated every six months with news about them. It is also possible via Yad L’Ami to have personal contact with your grandparent. In addition, it is possible for a group to adopt a grandparent.
Contact us for more information and guidelines.