Ukraina trip, september 2017

Dear friends! I am glad to announce that we are once again back from a trip to Ukraine, which took place 18-25 September. I was accompanied on this trip by Tõnu Laikre and Merle Jaanverk from Tallinn. We flew by plane through Vilnius and saw a lot of Jews in Vilnius airport, who were all flying with us to Ukraine, the city of Uman, in order to greet the new year of 5778. The purpose of our trip was to deliver mobility equipment and financial aid to the cripple Sergei, so that he could finish repairing his home. We also purchased the rabbi...
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Wonderful trip in Ukraine. June 2017

I am once again back from a 10-day trip to Ukraine. Three other people accompanied me on this trip, Sander Kukk from Tallinn, Svetlana and Toivo from Kuhi Riisipere. The purpose of this trip was to go to the Jews of the city of Uman and to help them out with our own hands. To not only talk to them, but to also physically help them and to demonstrate the love of God through our works. I have visited the Jews in Ukraine for 5 years and before going on this trip I thought, that there was nothing that could surprise me,...
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Clean-up spree at the Jewish cemetery in Pärnu

At the end of April we organized a clean-up spree at the Jewish cemetery in Pärnu. The weather conditions were not of the best though as it was cold and raining, but friends of Israel and the Jewish people cannot allow themselves to be affected by the weather. This year we raked together leaves and debris. We raked clean all known graves and pathways in the Jewish cemetery area, which comprises approximately 200 square meters of Alevi cemetery in Pärnu on the Riga highway. Large plastic bags were filled to the brim with leaves. Of the thirteen volunteers, three were from...
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CLOTHING FOR ISRAELI FIRE VICTIMS

In October we began to collect clothes in order to send them to the Jewish community that resides in Berdicheva Ukraine. After a short while it became clear that no shipping organization was willing to deliver the humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The reason behind this is due to the fact that dealing with humanitarian aid is big business in Ukraine and whether your aid manages to get over the border or not, that is decided on the border by the customs broker. The cargo may either be let through, arrested or even confiscated. Therefore the sending of clothes to Ukraine...
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Clothing for Israeli fire victims

Israel is currently going through difficult times. The country was hit bya big wave of fires from Haifa to Jerusalem. 60 thousand people were evacuated from their homes. Hundreds of homes have been either entirely or partially destroyed. We as friends of Israel can help this country and its people. We collect decent and clean, preferably recent, clothes of all sizes and all seasons. Clothes are being accepted in Tallinn, Narva mnt 51(new Methodist Church) courtyard. Please call in advance on 5845 2035, Sander Kukk. Financial donations can be made by bank transfer to MTÜ Hea Isa, explanation “Israel”. SEB pank a/a EE541010220257913228 Bless Israel...
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Shanah tova: Happy New 5777. years!

First of October, we celebrated Israel's New Year, it is called Rosh Hashanah, in Türi Missionchurch, what is based on biblical holiday, one of the seventh-Yom Terua. The newly expanded and ceremonial look hall accommodated more than 150 people from several churches in Estonia. Joy and unity family feeling was real and reminded early "90s. We were honoured by the presence of Abraham and Isaac's descendants by birth, from Jews community of Pärnu. Israeli songs in Hebrew, which were easy to sing along, brought to us by Margit Prantsus. About serving Jews, by example of Ukraine (feetless man called Sergey story, story of mother and...
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September 2016 Ukraine

We went to Ukraine in the end of September with Petri and Asko, their from Finland. The trip had two goals: First was  helping Umani Jews to arrange New Years party, buying gifts from donated money. 40 Jews families got one litre honey per family and pack of finest cheese from Finland. For many who needed, we bought a blood pressure monitor from Ukraine. The second goal was visiting the Jews converents in Umani Town. Petri was honour to preach there. See below for images occurred: Blood Pressure Monitors and money for retired Jews Delivering honey to the Jews 40 Litres of honey  Ants with rabbi Pavel, also with Gennady and...
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Communal work in Viljandi

Middle of September, we arranged communal work in Jewish cemetery. There were people from five counties: Riisipere, Tartu, Pärnu, Türi and from Viljandi. There were high lift for taking down dangerous trees. The graves were cleaned from dried flowers, also moss was removed. Fallen gravestones were lifted up, gardensquares were dug out from the ground, fences were welded and restored, gravestones were leveled, lawn was also mowed, and old branches and leaves were taken away. Also lunch was served. After week and half, we replaced gates of Viljandi's Jewish cemetery. ...
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Help for The Estonians Jews and others

In years, we have been supporting Estonians Jews with invacare and food. Frequently, they are either isolated or older, sometimes also young. Some of them have their own apartment, others lives in a nursing home. In Estonia, if eldery lives in nursing home, all the pension goes to living expenses (plus relatives extra payments). Elderly don't own even a penny- but sometimes everybody want to buy somethings- So we brought them a little "fun money" so they can afford something. The Jewish eldery's pensions are not so big and they never say "No"" to extra food. Each month, we deliver food to Tallinn, Pärnu, Põlva, Viljandi...
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