Israel: Baskets of Purim for Shoah Survivors
On the occasion of Pourim's Feast of Purim, 38 students from the volonteer programm run by the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel made 100 food baskets, hand-delivered to survivors of the Holocaust in Tel Aviv, Givatayim, Ramat-Gan, Haifa and Beersheba.
Each basket contained everyday consumer products (oil, sugar, flour, pasta...) and, as tradition dictates, sweets.
The survivors, on modest incomes and often faced with loneliness and isolation, were able to enjoy this popular celebration in Israel in good company.
The students ar part of a program run by the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel in partnership with the National Federation of Students in Israel. They receive a scholarship in exchange for which they provide 120 hours a year for the benefit of Shoah survivors.
This program is supported by the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah.