UPDATE PESSAH 2023
This is Rabbi Avraham Wolff from Odessa.
It is with great emotion that I thank you for all the support you have given us so far. Thanks to you, we’ve been able to survive the difficult war conditions and continue to hope for the best, praying for this nightmare to end.
Thanks to you, I have the strength to continue to stay here despite the difficulty and to continue helping the sick and elderly who cannot leave, in addition to supporting the members of our community who are in refugee camps in neighboring countries.
The hundreds of children from our orphanage are still in Germany temporarily, until the end of this terrible war.
It's hard for me to describe in words the hardships and suffering we go through every day. The missiles fly over our heads, the alarms don't stop and the fear of going outside is very real. On top of that, we don't have a regular electricity supply and we still need generators, heaters and fuel constantly.
In addition to all this, as the Pesach are approaching, we need a larger amount of food products, medicines and essential equipment to take care of the needs of the community. In addition to these, we need matzoh, wine, meat and other basic products.
I thank you in advance for all your help. Whether it’s a small donation or a large one, I know it comes straight from the heart – and we appreciate it so much.
Wishing you a Kosher and happy Pessah on behalf of myself and our whole community in Odessa.
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This is Rabbi Avraham Wolf, writing to you from Odessa once again.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support you’ve given us so far.
Unfortunately, we are still in a terrible situation. Besides for the war that's still going on with incessant shelling, and apart from the severe lack of food and other basics, there's a real emergency here due to electricity shortages. We are suffering here without heating. The elderly, women and children are facing life-threatening situations here in the frigid weather of -5 degrees.
The communication lines are poor and the situation here is catastrophic. The elderly and sick have difficulty calling for help.
We desperately need a stockpile of food and other essentials, generators, alternative energy equipment, medical equipment and satellite communication equipment to help save lives.
Everything involves high costs - hundreds of thousands of dollars. But without that, we are in real danger.
As the rabbi of the community, I stayed here despite the war and despite the danger in order to give encouragement and hope to the unfortunate and helpless who are here. I promised not to abandon them. I have gone through great difficulties living here during this time, but I am being faithful to my promise. We desperately need your help - we are collapsing and in a real life-threatening situation.
Please open your hearts and help us survive these dire times in the hope that this horrendous, unnecessary war will end as soon as possible.
Thank you so much for the time you’ve spent reading my message and for any assistance you are able to give. I wish you and your loved ones all the good in the world.
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