Winding Down Israel’s High Holiday Season

Sukkah in Sderot at night

All this week, Israel has been celebrating the holiday of Sukkot (booths or tents).  Toward the end of this holiday are two more holidays in their own right. Thursday evening, October 8, is Hoshanah Rabbah Eve and the following day on Friday is the day part of the first of the two “ending holidays”.

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Food They Need at the Shelters

In this month’s project – feeding homeless Israelis and the shelters for men and sheltered women – we wanted to give you some pictures of what they’ve been eating at the shelters, and the kind of foods they need every week:

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Israel’s Humble Heroes

We wish to express our deepest gratitude to all the wonderful people working on the front lines in our aid center network.   They are all so humble and meek in spirit yet working tirelessly to assist Israelis in need.  continue reading →


Corona High Holiday Pictures

Elderly Israeli woman receives Israel Relief Aid Rosh Ha Shanah food gift

 In the Nof HaGalil distribution of food boxes for the High Holidays by the Nazareth Aid Center, some of the boxes had to be delivered because of those who were unable to physically come to the meeting to collect their box. 

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Starting From Zero

The Beer Sheva shelter provides a refuge for women escaping tough domestic situations and a secure place for them to rebuild their lives. Working in cooperation with an anti-violence group, the shelter provides women with emotional and practical support. 

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The High Holidays . . . Minus the Food?

Holocaust Survivors receiving food for High Holidays from Israel Relief Aid

Living on a government stipend will really help when you’re a “vateek” (senior citizen) not working, in Israel.  It helps towards rent, utilities and medical.  But if you’re living under the poverty line, you don’t buy special foods for a holiday.  In fact, you just buy the very minimum food and make it last until next month’s government stipend and your family actually goes hungry.  When this happens to Holocaust Survivors, and especially if it is compounded by them living alone, it’s just so much worse.

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Closure Report from Rishon LeTzion

Israel Relief Aid’s recent school supply distribution in Rishon LeZion

More pictures came in from Israel Relief Aid’s recent school supply distribution.  This time from Rishon LeZion.

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COVID-19: Long Process to Return to Norm

Elderly woman receives COVID-19 supplies from Israel Relief Aid

Here in Israel, we are in the midst of a second lockdown and the “return to normal” process is not on the near horizon.

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New Year’s Message from Israel Relief Aid CEO

Israel Relief Aid container unloading

This world hasn’t seen a year like 2020 for decades.  The coronavirus shook the US, Europe, Israel and is still shaking.  It required us to tailor the humanitarian aid here so it fit the need and the new stipulations.

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Summer Turning to Autumn in Israel

Autumn leaves

 As the leaves are beginning to turn and we are just about to see the warm summer night temperatures hopefully begin to slowly lower towards autumn, we want to share some of the pictures from the July and August events that keep pouring in. 

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