IFCJ Canada Board Chair Visits Fellowship Programs in Ukraine and Israel
This week, IFCJ Canada board chair Stockwell Day is travelling to our Fellowship programs in Ukraine and Israel and meeting with the needy recipients who rely on your caring gifts.
Yael Eckstein will join Stockwell on his tour of our ministry programs. Just this past Monday, Stockwell toured Babi Yar, a ravine in Kiev and a memorial site of massacres carried out against Jews by Nazi forces. The most notorious and the best documented of these massacres took place from September 29-30, 1941, when 33,770 Jews were killed.
On Wednesday, Yael and Stockwell attended a Fellowship Freedom Flight seminar and greeted olim (immigrants) as they prepared to make their aliyah (immigration to Israel). After the seminar, they boarded a Freedom Flight along with Ukrainian refugees who were desperate to escape the fighting in the eastern regions Ukraine.
Here are some moments captured from the trip.
Stockwell and Yael visit with Regina who is receiving food and support while fighting a brain tumour.
Stockwell and Yael visit a Fellowship-supported program for elderly in Kiev, Ukraine.
Stockwell and Yael visit with Nina, who is suffering from stage-4 cancer and is paralyzed in half of her body. Without us she wouldn’t have food or medicine.
Stockwell and Yael gather for one last photo in Kiev with Ukrainian Jews making aliyah to Israel On Wings of Eagles with thanks to our Canadian donors, like you!
Stockwell Day prays at the Jewish memorial for Babi Yar.
Stockwell Day and his wife Valorie visit the Ukrainian memorial for Babi Yar.