Blessing Our Elders

Israel Relief Aid Sukkot Event for Holocaust Survivors in Haifa

During Israel’s Sukkot holiday, Israel Relief Aid helped in blessing around 100 Holocaust Survivors in the northern city of Haifa. 

Israel Relief Aid Sukkot Event for Holocaust Survivors in Haifa

Buses brought them to a whole program about the holiday, with a full meal (enjoyed by the pensioners) and unexpected take-home gift.  These Holocaust Survivors have very little income, usually only a stipend or two but not enough to be called a full income at all.

Buffet table at Israel Relief Aid Sukkot Event for Holocaust Survivors in Haifa

Holocaust Survivors enjoy programs of music, singing, dances and teaching as well, as they love to learn.

Gift bags at Israel Relief Aid Sukkot Event for Holocaust Survivors in Haifa

Israel’s Sukkot holiday is the “Happy Holiday” in which a stipulation of the observance is that Israelis will be “only happy”.   

The eighth day of Sukkot, which is a holiday of complete rest, in which no work is to be done, has always been a mystery.  At the program, ideas were discussed and a lot of interest stirred up to read further about the meanings of the holiday.   Hebrew reference materials were also on hand for the guests.

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