Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Lifeline for the Elderly ... Yad Lakashish

Last year while visiting Jerusalem my friend Sandy encouraged me to visit Yad Lakashish, a workshop where elderly immigrants spend several hours a day making beautiful crafts, tallit, wall hangings, mezzuzot and other beautiful decorations for the home. The items are sold in the Yad Lakashish shop. It is so touching to see these elderly people sitting together in the workshop working, socializing with each other and just having a place to go for a few hours each morning. Last year we were fortunate to be there in the morning and take a tour of the workshops and see the people and all the beautiful crafts they were making. Immigrants from Russia, Ukraine, Ethiopia etc etc... The people are given a stipend towards living expenses and money for medical and dental expenses which certainly is a huge help to these immigrants. Please visit the website at www.lifeline.org.il and when in Jerusalem please visit Yad Lakashish at 14 Shivtei Israel Street.

Have fun! I always do!

RISA

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