Category: Shalom House

Shalom House March 3rd – Maurice Sklar in Caesarea

Each week, the Shalom House Project is privileged to host artists from around the world to perform for the survivors of the Holocaust. On March 3rd, the HHC Caesarea Villa welcomed eighteen survivors from Children of War, based in Netanya, to attend a concert by Maurice Sklar. An incredible violinist who has performed with the British Philharmonic Orchestra and in front of thousands of people, Maurice filled the Villa with sweet melodies, both old and new, for the audience’s enjoyment.

February 17th Shalom House – Hallelujah

The sun was shining, and energies were high as twenty survivors from Kiryat Haim arrived at the HHC Caesarea Villa for a Shalom House concert. It was an afternoon of new beginnings, celebrations, hallelujah choruses, and moving performances. Present at the event were two very special guests from Your People My People – Karen Gower and Amanda Harris – who have been supporting the Shalom House Project since the beginning, along with their two guests, Katie and Carolin.

February 10th Shalom House – Planted by Streams of Water

On February 10th, Israel celebrated Tu BiShvat, also known as the New Year of Trees. It is a Jewish custom that, on this day, Jews gather together to celebrate the fruit that has grown and plant trees with their families. Helping Hand Coalition celebrated this radiant day by inviting twenty survivors from Haifa to the HHC Caesarea Villa to enjoy music performed by local musicians and scrumptious food grown in the Land.

February 3rd Shalom House – Joyful Noise

Each week, groups of survivors of the Holocaust join Helping Hand Coalition at the HHC Caesarea Villa. While it takes time for some groups to allow their walls to come down, others arrive at the Villa with their arms open and feeling excited about the afternoon’s activities. This week, twenty survivors from Kiryat Haim joined Helping Hand Coalition for a concert event, and the celebrations began as soon as they stepped off the bus! It was a joyful Shalom House event that put a smile on everyone’s faces!

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.

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!

January 6th Shalom House – Happy New Year!

After three days of dark skies and more rain than most roofs in Israel can handle, on January 6th, the sun showed its face, and the skies once again became a glorious shade of blue. 2020 is a year of new beginnings, and to help us welcome in this new decade, seventeen survivors from Beit Cham, located in Haifa and led by Gala, came to the HHC Caesarea Villa for the first time.

December 9th Shalom House – Washed Clean

On December 9th, the sky roared, and its gates were opened as rain poured onto the earth, flooding the roads and hydrating the plants. With a chill in the air, twenty survivors from Survivors of Nazism, based in Netanya, braved the cold front to come to the HHC Caesarea Villa and attend a Shalom House concert event, where they listened to good music and met new people.