VERO Voronezh Jewish religious community, donated protective equipment to care houses for the elderly
EJP member and the Chief Rabbi of the Voronezh Region Avigdor Nosikov stressed the necessity to focus help on the elderly as the are the most vulnerable in the current pandemic, this specially concerns the elderly and the disabled living in the care facilities.
“During this turbulent time, people of venerable age are at risk due to an increased probability of catching coronavirus. This is especially true for the wards of care facilities for the elderly and the disabled, who need constant care, attention, and strict adherence to sanitary standards to prevent the spread of a viral infection.”
On September 17, the Israeli Embassy in Russia, together with the Old Age in Joy Charitable Foundation and the VERO Voronezh Jewish religious community, donated protective equipment to care facilities for the elderly in Voronezh and the Voronezh Region.
EJP member and the Chief Rabbi of the Voronezh Region Avigdor Nosikov:
“On the night of the coming Friday, our people will celebrate the 5781th anniversary of the creation of a human. God created only one pair, Adam and Eve, to teach us the following: one person is the whole world and we are all from the same kind. I am glad that I was honoured to become a participant in human mutual assistance at this difficult moment for all of us! Even in the bad there is a grain of good, the trouble that enveloped the whole world brings us closer. May God grant that the pandemic will end soon, and mutual assistance will remain in our hearts and actions. “
From the embassy side, the cultural attaché Yana Kotlyar-Gal took part in the charity action:
“We are glad that on the eve of the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah we have the opportunity to hold a charity event and help those in need, especially in such difficult days. Charity is the fulfilment of the most important principle of Judaism “Tikkun Olam” – through helping and caring for our neighbour, we change the world for the better. “