Provide a Yom Tov meal for Holocaust survivors and the elderly

August 27, 2023 by J-Wire News Service
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Amigour, proudly supported by Keren Hayesod-UIA, is the leading provider in Israel of sheltered housing for Holocaust survivors and the elderly.

It offers residents cultural and recreational facilities such as Hebrew and English language classes, exercise classes, lectures, choral groups and computer classes. Amigour facilities are home to 7,500 elderly residents, about 2,600 of whom are Holocaust survivors.

For many of these residents, Rosh Hashana can be a time of struggle and loneliness.

This year to help make their yom tov more fulfilling, UIA Victoria’s Kol Nidre Appeal will provide generous food packages to the value of AUD $200 (per package) and will include an abundance of staples and delicacies for the chagim.

Peter Horovitz, UIA Victoria President, said: “UIA continues to be at the forefront of responding to the needs of the People of Israel. Amigour is a very special program and it is both an honour and a privilege to support it. Yom tov is a time of tzedakah– what better way to honour these residents than by giving generously to enable the elderly in Israel to enjoy yom tov.”

UIA Victoria CEO Jeff Feldman added: “We thank our Rabbis and shules for their support and endorsement of this appeal. UIA has always operated on the basis that kol Yisrael arevim zeh bazeh – all Israelites are responsible for one another.  Our Kol Nidre appeal has a long and established history and we hope that our community will once again embrace it and support it wholeheartedly.”

You can also send an e-card prior to the chagim, which will support this appeal. Consider sending an e-card to your loved ones in lieu of gifts or flowers.

All donations are tax-deductible, with 100% being directed to this project.

The Kol Nidre appeal launches on Monday, 28 August and will run until after Yom Kippur. All donations are tax-deductible and can be made online, reducing costs and administration.

For more information or to make a donation, visit or call 9272 5533 or send an e-card via

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