Hospital and Doctor Appointments
The volunteers accompany the survivors on doctor's visits and hospitals or for other necessary procedures and care for them during illness.
Simone brings a survivor to receive chemotherapy
Help with house cleaning
Testimony of a survivor we used to help:
"I have gone through a lot in my life. My family was killed in 1941, during the second world war. I am now eighty-sixed years old and some time ago I had an accident. I fell down and broke my hip and arm. I went through an operation in the hospital. Since then I am not able to walk properly any- more, which I am finding very difficult. Sometimes I cry, because I thank God, that He has not for- gotten me and that He is sending me such lovely and caring people to help. They make sure that I don't get lonely and care for me in many ways, they help me materially and emotionally. I am moved to tears as I think about it. I am so grateful to God for the people He has sent."
Batja (passed away)
Help with shopping and other needs
Sarah receiving a pedicure (Sarah passed away)
Private Home Visitations
The volunteers accompany survivors or go for them to the supermarket, farmers market, or any store where they may need to purchase supplies.
The volunteers help the survivors with anything they can.
Ner Yaakov is visiting survivors around the city and land.
“I heard for the first time about Ner Yaakov from my sister who lives in St. Peters- burg. She met Inge there. I am in need of help and have no children. Once a week a volunteer is coming to me, and that helps me in many ways. I talk to the volunteers a bit and I do not feel so alone. I know that every week somebody will come to me and that makes me happy. I even left my ‘Club for Elderly’ earlier, just to be in time to meet the volunteer.”
“I am alone – but my family is now Ner Yaakov. This means a lot to me. If anything happens, I can always turn to Ner Yaakov. One cannot buy everything with money - we all need a warm word. It is really refreshing for me."
Tatjana visiting and helping Bracha Zinman
Ner Ya'akov provides financial assistance to Holocaust survivors and their families.
*For more insight into the practical work please read Newsletter Spring 2017