Approximately one-third of Israel’s some 193,800 Holocaust Survivors are impoverished, struggling with illness, or living alone. In 2009 ICEJ began a partnership with a local charity to provide a home especially for lonely Survivors. It offers attractive assisted-living facilities and a warm family environment.
The Haifa Home continues to be a significant and vital project. It is a partnership in the true sense of the word, with a warm and trusting relationship existing between the Israeli staff, residents, volunteers, and the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem.
The home is unique in many ways. Its purpose has evolved from merely supplying accommodation for Holocaust Survivors, to providing a community in the real sense of the word. Local Survivors enjoy a warm welcome at the home for participation in various celebrations, activities, and services. So, the Haifa Home family is made up not only of residents but other Survivors too.
The Haifa Home has had an impact and influence beyond its walls. From the Haifa area comes warm support in the form of volunteer help, free services, and invitations for outings.
Every one of the Holocaust survivors who reside in our assisted living facility has a dramatic story of how, as young children, they survived the terrors of World War II, how they lost their loved ones, and how they were all alone until they came to the ICEJ’s Haifa Home.
We may not be able to take away all their nightmares and struggles, but together with YOUR help we can provide a comforting, loving, and caring home for their twilight years.
Your gift to the Haifa Home for Holocaust Survivors will provide will meet their needs in the following ways:
You can be the hands and feet that give love and comfort to those who have suffered so much.