Every day, Yad Ezer La-Haver collects leftover cooked food from army bases and high-tech companies. It supplements the food with fruit, bread, and paper goods. Sometimes, there are not enough food donations, so Yad Ezer La-Haver cooks extra food for survivors. After all of the food is collected, it is distributed by volunteers, many of whom are young Israelis completing their national service. Special food packages are also distributed around the high holidays and Passover.
Shoshana was just 23 years old when she was captured by the Nazis in Budapest. Her entire family perished in Auschwitz. She was also imprisoned there, where she got sick very often. Twice Shoshana was extremely ill with pneumonia and typhus, but there were no medications available. She did not dare go to the doctor because nobody returned alive. Most of the time, she starved from hunger. Occasionally she was beaten and also suffered abuse. By some miracle, Shoshana survived
the war. When Auschwitz was liberated, Shoshana weighed only 23 kilograms.
After her liberation, Shoshana struggled to build a life for herself. She married and had two children, one of whom is mentally retarded and eventually settled in Israel.
Today, Shohana's socio-economic situation is extremely poor and she needs constant help to survive.
Thanks to the support of Yad Ezer La-Haver, Shoshana receives regularly food packages and other
necessities that help her to live her remaining years in dignity.
Shoshana passed away not long ago after living her last years in Dignity at the YAD EZER LACHAVER Center in Haifa.
Yad Ezer La-Haver requests your generous support to help
distribute 400 hot meals to other Holocaust survivors every day for one year. These elderly and lonely people are waiting for us to knock on their door. We need your help to help them.
Together, we can ensure that they live their final years in dignity.
Yad Ezer La-Haver was founded in 2001 to address the difficult social and economic situation in Israel. It
strives to help every person in distress who turns to them and never turns away any empty-handed person. One of Yad Ezer La-Haver’s major initiatives is its ‘Warm Home’ which provides housing for several hundred Holocaust survivors.