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Haifa Home Building Project

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ICEJ: Haifa Home Building Project

Many Holocaust Survivors who were children and teenagers during World War II are now nearing the final season of their lives. This is our last chance to make a  positive difference in lives that began in severe adversity and abject cruelty. We were not there for them at their desperate beginning, but we can give them our love and support now for a different ending. The ICEJ’s Haifa Home for Holocaust Survivors is the living manifestation of this desire.

The growing number of aging Survivors means that we need to expand our care facility. To provide the best treatment possible and to keep our residents within the community of people they know and love, our aging Survivors need a separate building near the Haifa Home community. We now have the opportunity to purchase and provide the operating costs for such a building. This building, following renovations, will become a home to thirteen Survivors who require nursing care around the clock. There are already several residents in our Home that would greatly benefit from this new facility.

We have found the property and we ask for your help for the purchase and the renovation of the new home. We have already received a very generous starting gift, but some $700,000 is still needed to reach our goal of $1,000,000. Please stand with us, for the time to bless these hurting people is running out.

We have no time to lose.  

GOAL: $1,000,000
 
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The New Haifa Home Building

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New building to help expand the Haifa Home for Holocaust Survivors. The Haifa Home for Holocaust Survivors has expanded into nine buildings in Haifa. This includes entire buildings used to house Survivors (buildings 2 & 5), as well as apartments in other buildings renovated to house additional Survivors (buildings 1, 3-4, & 6-9). Location 10 is the prospective new building for the Haifa Home.

 

A Legacy Building Project

Dear Friends,

The Holocaust Survivors who live in our Haifa Home have found a place that brings healing to the wounds of their past. Some survivors say their time living at the home has been the best of their lives. When we launched the project in 2010, I wondered how it would all turn out. We were placing several traumatized people together under one roof, and the Survivors were still struggling with nightmares and flashbacks from the camps in Auschwitz or Theresienstadt, or from traumatic
experiences during the Nazi occupation of Russia.

Today, each time I visit our Haifa Home for Holocaust survivors, I go there with expectation because the home has become a place of healing and joy! Each time I hear the residents singing and even dancing, I realize I am observing a miracle I never thought possible. I am reminded of the prophecy from Isaiah:


“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good tidings to the poor; He has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, … to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of  heaviness; …” (Isaiah 61:1–3)


However, our centre in the current state is packed to capacity with a long waiting list. Therefore, the time has come to expand the home by adding another building that can host another thirteen holocaust survivors. We have found the property and we ask for your help for the purchase and the renovation of the new home. We have already received a very generous starting gift from our German branch, but some $700,000 is still needed.

Please stand with us, for the time to bless these hurting people is running out. Every day their number dwindles, yet the home in Haifa is a great way to bless these survivors in their last days.

Many blessings from Jerusalem.

Dr. Juergen Buehler

Yours in Christ,

Dr. Juergen Buehler

Dr Jürgen Bühler
ICEJ President


 

 

 

 

 

 

Please contact ICEJ Aid for more details about the Haifa Home Building Project.

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