Category: Events

January 28th Shalom House – Sharing Life with the Survivors

The day after International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a Shalom House event was hosted by Helping Hand Coalition for fifteen survivors from the Foundation of Holocaust Victims based in Haifa. Their first time attending a Shalom House event, the group was lively and didn’t shy away from standing in front of the room to share their stories. Unlike most events, this afternoon focused more on connecting and learning about one another’s lives than listening to a musical performance. It was emotional to hear what each person had been through, but, at the same time, it was also heart-warming to form new bonds with individuals we hope will come back to the HHC Caesarea Villa.

“Live and Remember” – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27th was the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation along with the observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The first event of this year, Helping Hand Coalition, invited more than 150 survivors of the Holocaust from Hadera, Netanya, Haifa, and surrounding cities to attend a memorial to the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust. It was an emotional event that brought up past pains, but it also allowed the survivors to speak about the importance of remembering this horrific period in history.

January 13th Shalom House – How We Love You!

Hope, joy, and love filled the HHC Caesarea Villa on January 13th as twenty survivors from Beit Cham, based in Haifa, returned to Caesarea for another Shalom House event. As the survivors’ bus arrived, hugs and kisses were given in greeting. Everyone was full of jubilation as though last week’s event was not enough for the members of Beit Cham, and they wanted more!

Peace and Hope Chanukah Event Tiberias – December 15th

In a large, spacious, party venue, 600 survivors of the Holocaust and 120 guests from around the world came together to celebrate Chanukah. The event, organized by Shalom Israel, who has been partnering with Helping Hand Coalition for over a decade, was full of joy, hope, love, unity, and life, putting a smile on everyone’s faces and impacting the lives of those in attendance. Music was enjoyed, dancing shoes were put on, and hearts overflowed with love and appreciation.

Jerusalem Lights Israel Debut at HHC Caesarea Villa.

Outstanding opera singers. Heart-warming children’s choir. Phenomenal musicians. The international art festival Jerusalem Lights made its Israel debut, last week, and performed for the survivors of the Holocaust at a Shalom House event. Hosted by Helping Hand Coalition, the evening received high praise after the array of talent wowed the audience with a magnificent concert performance!

Poriya Illit Sukkot Celebration

Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, is an eight-day holiday that brings people from around the world to celebrate the feast in the Land of Israel. Most congregate to Jerusalem, where sukkahs fill the streets; however, this year, the real festivities took place in Poriya Illit, located near Tiberias!

Getting to Know You – Dental Treatment Project – Shalom House July 24th

Six years ago, The Dental Treatment Project was born and focuses on bringing dental aid to survivors in need. Partnering with Jewish Voice International, an organization stationed in Arizona, USA, Helping Hand Coalition has helped hundreds of survivors receive financial assistance for major dental work! On July 24th, HHC hosted a concert event for Holocaust survivors living in Or Akiva who participated in the Dental Treatment Project, so they could meet and get to know those involved in creating the project on a deeper level. It was a joyous afternoon, full of smiles and new friendships.