Over the years we have mentioned the good work of Alice Jonah many times. Once employed as the activities director at Jerusalem’s old Diplomat Hotel which had been converted to an absorption center for mostly elderly Russian olim (refugees), Alice is retired but still helps the residents in many ways. We support her “home health aide” project which employs stronger residents to help those less independent, remains a life-saving operation. Newly organized was Bayit Cham, a social group which meets regularly to celebrate birthdays and provide general socialization for the residents. Alice just sent us this great picture of a recent 90th birthday party held for Sonya (holding the flowers.)
We are certain that the faces pictured here may remind many of us of long-lost relatives and we know that the Good People Fund’s modest investment in this group’s activities pays far greater dividends than we could imagine.