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!
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!
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.
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!
Art has the power to transfer meaning from the hands of the painter into the heart of the beholder. On July 11th, Helping Hand Coalition opened its headquarters to an exhibition of artwork from all over the world. Welcoming back the Artists for Holocaust Survivors, led by Jörn Lange, and twenty-six survivors from Rishon LeZion, led by Evgenia Tzofim, it was an afternoon of impacting moments and heartfelt connection.
There is no greater gift than the gift of friendship. On June 23rd, eighteen survivors of the Holocaust from Netanya and guests from the United States and Israel arrived at Helping Hand Coalition’s headquarters for a Shalom House event.
Every Shalom House event hosted at Helping Hand Coalition’s Caesarea Headquarters is a unique occasion, and June 6th was no exception! At one o’clock, thirty-four survivors of the Holocaust arrived from Rishon […]
On May 30th, Helping Hand Coalition opened its headquarters in Caesarea to two groups of survivors of the Holocaust. Arriving from Ashdod and Hadera, the forty-four survivors wore bright smiles in anticipation of what the afternoon would bring. Gracing the villa with his anointed music, a renowned concert violinist blew the audience away with a performance to remember. Also present were Jeff Shelton with his group and Harald Eckert, Director of Christen an der Seite Israels.
May 26th was a shining day of hope and cheer as twenty survivors of the Holocaust from Netanya, led by Mila Kornich, arrived at Helping Hand Coalition’s Caesarea Headquarters.
May 4th was a day of remembrance and reunion as Helping Hand Coalition hosted a Shalom House event to honor Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism and welcome the return of the GAiN Germany team. Inviting twenty-two survivors of the Holocaust from Netanya, led by Rita Liberman, to HHC’s Caesarea Headquarters, the event made sure to respect Yom HaZikaron (Day of Remembrance) while also recognizing the survivors’ role in Israel’s independence!
Welcoming 20 survivors from the Foundation of Holocaust Victims based in Haifa and 21 international guests on their first stop of Joshua Aaron’s spring tour, it was a morning of storytelling, music, eye testing, and conversation!
Interview with City of New Hope Church after March 16th Shalom House – “When you touch their hand, you’re touching history.”
On March 16th, after an incredible afternoon at the Shalom House with the survivors of the Holocaust, we interviewed a few members of the Church of New Hope team who were visiting […]