Spring Has Arrived For Holocaust Survivors
"Spring has officially arrived!" shared Helping Hand Coalition (HHC). "Shedding our coats after the coldest March in more than a hundred years, it was invigorating to soak in the sun’s rays, feel the cool breeze from the Mediterranean, and smell the blossoming flowers at HHC’s headquarters in Caesarea on March 29th. Welcoming 20 survivors from the Foundation of Holocaust Victims based in Haifa and 21 international guests on their first stop of Joshua Aaron’s spring tour, it was a morning of storytelling, music, eye testing, and conversation!"
|Luke and Sarah Gaiorowski with musician, Joshua Aaron |
Joshua made a small concert for the Holocaust Survivors singing about God bringing His people back to Zion. It was a terrific performance, which the survivors thoroughly enjoyed. Growing excited when they recognized two of the songs — Hineh Ma Tov and Shalom Aleicha — they clapped along to the tunes, taking videos to remember the moment.
During their visit to the villa, HHC always tries to shower the Holocaust Survivors with love and this includes a beautifully presented meal that's not only nutritious but also makes the Survivors feel special.
"Eating either inside or on the patio, it was moving to watch a few of our international guests sit with the survivors," shared HHC, "taking pleasure in their company despite not speaking the same language. When asked what she’s looking forward to the most about the tour, Rebekah replied, “Today. Being here with the survivors.” While the group will see many places during their time in the Land, beginning their journey by meeting the survivors was undoubtedly an impressionable experience."
It was a beautiful time for all who came both the Survivors and the visitors from the USA.