s a soft breeze cooled the spring day on March 6th, Helping Hand Coalition opened the doors of its Caesarea Headquarters to welcome twenty survivors of the Holocaust from Netanya, led by Galena, and American pianist, Alex Zsolt, for a Purim Shalom House event that showcased the love of God, the gift of music, the restoration of sight, and the joy of friendship!
Ashkelon Mobility and Eye Clinic
On January 22-27, a team of 21 American specialists came to Israel to conduct a week-long mobility and eyeglass clinic in Ashkelon. The clinic helped over 900 Holocaust survivors, veterans, disabled individuals, and those in need!
Shalom House – Perfectly Loved
On January 30th, twenty survivors of the Holocaust from the Club of Kiryat Nordau in Netanya, led by Rita Liberman, arrived at Helping Hand Coalition’s Caesarea headquarters for the first Shalom House event of 2023. Hosted by Andre and Bozena Gasiorowski, Co-founders of Helping Hand Coalition, the afternoon consisted of a memorial to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day and a performance by Alyosha and Jody Ryabinov and their friend Chanina.
Shalom House – A Hanukkah Miracle
Over two thousand years ago, a small Jewish army led by the Maccabees defeated the Greeks, regaining control of Jerusalem and the Temple. Each year, we light our menorahs for eight days to remember their victory, the rededication of the Temple, and God’s deliverance and miracles. On December 22nd, the fourth day of Hanukkah, sixteen survivors of the Holocaust from Beit Ham in Or Akiva, led by Sofia, arrived at Helping Hand Coalition’s headquarters for a special Hanukkah Shalom House lunch!
Asia Pacific for Israel Event in Jerusalem
On November 27th, Helping Hand Global Forum hosted a joyful celebration of life, unity, and reconciliation at the Grand Court Hotel in Jerusalem. Organized by an Asia-Pacific group, the event began at the entrance of the hotel, where two hundred survivors from The Jerusalem Society for Holocaust Survivors were welcomed with cheers, waving flags, and dancing.
Shalom House – Buenos Dias from Silvia Sanford and Friends!
Every year, thousands of tour groups visit the Holy Land to watch the Bible come to life; however, in a rush to see all of the historical sites, many miss the opportunity to meet the people whose survival made the State of Israel’s existence possible! On November 30th, Silvia Sanford and her tour group came to Helping Hand Coalition’s Caesarea headquarters to host twenty survivors of the Holocaust from Children of the War in Netanya, led by Mila Fleitman and Eda, for a special Shalom House event!
GAiN Germany Makes History in Israel!
For the first time in history, German licensed trucks, sponsored and organized by GAiN Germany, carrying containers of humanitarian aid, were driven into Israel to bless the people and celebrate fifteen years of partnership with Helping Hand Coalition.
Helping Hand Coalition Celebrates its 15th Anniversary in Netanya
On September 14th, in the Jonah Convention Center at the Vert Lagoon Hotel in Netanya, over three hundred participants celebrated the work and history of the organization along with the 15th anniversary of Helping Hand Coalition and 10th anniversary of Helping Hand Global Forum!
Over 700 Survivors of the Holocaust and Ukrainian Refugees Received Eyeglasses During a Twenty-Two-Day Eye Clinic
August/September 2022 — During a twenty-two-day eye clinic in September, more than 721 survivors of the Holocaust, Ukrainian refugees, and those in need were given free eye tests and eyeglasses. Led by […]
Shalom House – A Magnificent Concert by Italian Cellist and Israeli Pianist
The Shalom House Project is frequently blessed with virtuoso artists, but none compare to the incredible duo who performed on July 28th for thirty-six survivors of the Holocaust from Netanya, led by Rita Liberman. Filling Helping Hand Coalition’s headquarters with beautiful, harmonious music, Italian cellist Eliana Miraglia, and Israeli pianist Yochanan Nerel, poured “delight and joy” into the survivors’ hearts with an unforgettable concert.
The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra Performs for the Survivors of the Holocaust in Tel Aviv
Pour yourselves a glass of sweet tea and get out your dancing shoes because The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra from Georgia, USA, has arrived in Israel!
Gathering at the Hotel Gilgal in Tel Aviv on July 13th, one hundred and fifty survivors of the Holocaust from Lod and Netanya were the first to hear The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra during their eight-day tour through the Holy Land. The event, organized by Helping Hand Coalition and Lori Lowenhar, was a memorable night of jubilation and laughter.
Shalom House – Reconciliation Through Art
This week consisted of two Shalom House events! With more artwork to gift to the survivors, Jörn Lange and his group, Artists for Holocaust Survivors, returned for one more event. Opening Helping Hand Coalition’s headquarters to thirty-five survivors from the Foundation of Holocaust Victims based in Haifa and led by Margarita, July 12th was an afternoon of reuniting with friends and drawing closer through the reconciliation of art!