Fresh Food for Holocaust Survivors living in poverty

$2,684   raised
GOAL: $80,000

38

 Donors

Join our community of supporters and we can make a difference

This campaign is currently closed.

Together we can help:

I was truly saddened when I discovered there are an estimated 50,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel living in poverty. Saddened because it seemed obvious that the least we could do was to help our survivors live their lives in comfort and dignity. But I was also inspired. Inspired because I understood that this was an issue of such importance that it had the potential to bring together people from all over the world. I hope that many of you will share my passion for helping these survivors in need. Together I have no doubt that we can immensely improve their lives.

How we will make a difference:

The money raised through this campaign will provide food vouchers and delivery of fresh food for the survivors most in need. Due to the fact that many survivors don’t have money or the ability to leave the house on their own to buy fresh produce many of them are currently living off only canned and frozen foods and not getting the proper nutrition nor the quality of food they deserve. Together can change that.

More about the organization:

100% of proceeds will be donated to The Association for Immediate Help for Holocaust Survivors. This organization has helped Zeni Rozenstein (the survivor in the video) and thousands of other survivors in countless ways. It was founded in 2008, and is completely volunteer-run, and locally-based in Tel Aviv. It provides a variety of urgent services, including food, medical and legal aid, as well as home improvements to the survivors most in need.

We have chosen this organization because it is a hands-on, passionate organization that is truly in tune with the lives of survivors, acting on even the smallest needs these survivors may have. Because they work on the ground, they are aware not only of tangible needs but of crucial emotional needs as well. You can read more about some of the incredible work they do, including helping survivors cope with loneliness and providing them with much needed but often neglected basic utilities (like air conditioners for the sweltering Tel Aviv summers).

Thank you so much for your time and contribution.

Official Campaign Partners:

Adar Weinreb, Philip Freiberg, Hannah Finkel, Eitan Lewis and Matthew Rosinksy.

To become an official campaign partner contact me here or at adarweinreb@gmail.com.

#NeverForgetTheSurvivors

PRESS:

We were just mentioned extensively in a Times of Israel article here:
http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-survivors-will-not-be-with-us-much-longer/


Zeni’s unique and beautiful paintings have helped her with the healing process, transforming her suffering into beauty and life.  These paintings below, that she has made over the years, are available as awards to big donors. Thank you!

 

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Zeni calls this one, “Angels Vengence“. It symbolizes that the devil was here on Earth (the Nazis) and that the murdered children indeed all rose up to heaven.

 

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This painting she calls “Colorful Earth” – it represents how today we live in a brighter, more colorful time. She told us how colorful painting like this helped her immensely with the healing process.

 

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This one above is Zeni’s version of a famous painting called “Woman in Gold“. The original painting was painted by Gustav Klimt and was taken away from him by the Nazis. The original is currently displayed in the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC.

 

 

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This painting is called “Cubism” – it represents how Zeni saw human beings after the Holocaust; rigid and misshaped. She told us that painting this, helped her better explain how she saw the world.

 

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“Circle of Life”

 

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Another painting of transformation: Zeni told us that just before the war, her Grandmother had given her own earrings to Zeni for her birthday – earrings in the shape of jewelled flowers, just like in the painting. But a German officer in the labor camp had violently pulled off these earrings one day, ripping them from her ears.

 

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“Ladies of Picasso” 

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More Ways to Learn About this Cause

  • June 25, 2017 1:27 am

    Dear Friends and Supporters,

    We hope you are well wherever you are, and thanks again for your generous support of our project, to help holocaust survivors in Israel!

    We are happy to share we just got mentioned extensively in a Times of Israel article here:
    http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-survivors-will-not-be-with-us-much-longer/

    It was very sad to read in that article that because of their advanced age, by about the year 2025, there will be no more holocaust survivors alive in Israel.

    Let’s help survivors lead lives of dignity now!

    Would you consider thinking of 3 or 4 friends of yours, who might also be touched by our project? And would you possibly be willing to call them or email them, and tell them about our project, and send them our link?

    The only way crowdfunding campaigns are successful is if ever widening circles of friends and communities come on board. Projects like ours are an effort of people literally around the world. Thanks in advance for your help in telling your friends about #NeverForgetTheSurvivors.

    Here is our page link: https://www.jewcer.org/project/neverforget/

    You are also welcome to post our link on your Facebook page, but experience has proven that more direct outreach – phone calls and individual emails – are the most effective form of outreach.

    And last thing – you may have noticed on our page the photos of Zeni’s amazing paintings.

    Upper level contributors (starting at $1800) can choose any one of these paintings, and it will become part of your package of awards, mailed to you anywhere in the world.

    Thanks so much for being part of our community! All best from Israel,
    Adar

  • May 16, 2017 8:10 am

    Dear Friends and Supporters,

    Thank you so much for your generous support of our project, to help holocaust survivors in Israel!

    Since starting our project, and spending time with Zeni (the survivor featured on our page), we have been deeply touched by her difficult but inspiring life, as well as those of other survivors.

    Here’s a question for everyone: would you consider thinking of 3 or 4 friends of yours, who might also be touched by our project? And would you possibly be willing to call them or email them, and tell them about our project, and send them our link?

    The only way crowdfunding campaigns are successful is if ever widening circles of friends and communities come on board. Projects like ours are an effort of people literally around the world. Thanks in advance for your help in telling your friends about #NeverForgetTheSurvivors.

    Here is our page link: https://www.jewcer.org/project/neverforget/

    You are also welcome to post our link on your Facebook page, but experience has proven that more direct outreach – phone calls and individual emails – are the most effective form of outreach.

    And lastly, please notice the images of Zeni’s original paintings, we’ve posted to our campaign description. Zeni is a wonderful example of someone who has been through so much suffering, and is transforming it through artistic creativity.

    Upper level contributors (starting at $1800) can choose any one of these paintings, and it will become part of your package of awards, mailed to you anywhere in the world.

    Thanks so much for being part of our community! All best from Israel,
    Adar, Harvey, and Philip

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Fresh Food for Holocaust Survivors living in poverty

$2,684   raised
GOAL: $80,000

38

 Donors

Campaign by
Adar Weinreb
Tel Aviv District, Israel

Hi, My name is Adar Weinreb. I am an Israeli-American currently residing in Tel Aviv, Israel. I devote a lot of my free time to various community building activities and social causes. As someone that grew up with a grandmother who survived the Holocaust the issue of helping survivors is one that is very close to my heart. I know that together we can help.

  • Chai (חי)
    4 claimed

    The number 18 represents "chai". "Chai" is the Hebrew word for life. Today you have helped the life of a survivor.

  • Double Chai
    8 claimed

    "Chai" is the Hebrew word for life. Today you have helped the life of a survivor, a bit more.

  • Quadruple Chai
    9 claimed

    "Chai" is the Hebrew word for life. Today you have helped the life of a survivor, even a little more. To express our gratitude you will receive a signed copy of "The Angel Above the Door" a book (sorry, Hebrew only) written by Zeni Rozenstein (the survivor from the video) about her horrific experience in the holocaust

  • Century Chai
    4 claimed

    Thank you so much for helping make the lives of survivors a bit easier. At this level, you will receive a signed copy of Zeni Rozenstein's book "The Angel Above the Door" and a "#NeverForget the Survivors" T-Shirt.

  • Wise Chai
    1 claimed

    Thank you so much for helping survivors in Israel. At this level, you will receive a signed copy of Zeni Rozenstein's book "The Angel Above the Door" and two "#NeverForget the Survivors" T-Shirts.

  • Loving Chai
    0 claimed

    Thank you so much for helping survivors in Israel. At this level, you will receive a signed copy of Zeni Rozenstein's book "The Angel Above the Door" and two "#NeverForget the Survivors" T-Shirts.

  • Tzaddik Chai
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    Words cannot describe the help you have given. Today you have impacted the lives of many! To express our gratitude you will receive a beautiful original painting of your choice, painted but none other than Zeni Rozenstein, a copy of her "The Angel Above the Door," a "#NeverForget the Survivors" T-Shirt and become an official partner of this campaign (optional)

  • Angel Chai
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    A true angel! To express our gratitude you will receive a beautiful original painting of your choice, painted but none other than Zeni Rozenstein, a copy of Zeni's "The Angel Above the Door," a "#NeverForget the Survivors" T-Shirt and become an official partner of this campaign (optional)

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