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!

Kim-Reporter: Survivors from Haifa Visit Helping Hand Coalition

28.1.2020, Refugees from the Foundation of Holocaust Victims (Haifa, chairman of the board Alexander Volk) visited the association, “Helping Hand Coalition – HHC” at the HHC Caesarea Villa.

The co-founders of the association, Andre Gasiorowski and Bozena Gasiorowski – the director of the Shalom House Project – and the volunteers of the association warmly welcomed the elderly people who came from Haifa. They were also joined by guests from England, Germany, and a representative from the third generation of Holocaust survivors from Tel Aviv.

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.

Maariv: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Helping Hand Coalition, who helps thousands of survivors of the Holocaust, organized the event to mark this remembrance day and continues its extensive cultural activities, preserving the memory of the Holocaust and distributing groceries to survivors with a total value of over 10 million shekels.

“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.

Maariv: Representatives from 41 countries attend an event in Jerusalem to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Representatives from 41 countries will attend an event in Jerusalem to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Helping Hand Coalition will also be investing 10 million shekels towards helping the survivors, this year!
Helping Hand Coalition, which helps thousands of survivors of the Holocaust, will mark this year’s Memorial Day with an extensive cultural activity, preserving the memory of the Holocaust and will begin distributing this year’s support to survivors of the Holocaust across the country, worth over ten million shekels in total.

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!