Gil Heftzadi and Esti Arfe of the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel join Judy Lash Balint in-studio.
Gil and Esti explain to Judy that almost one thousand of the 190,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel pass away each month. For the remaining number, the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel provides an array of services to improve their lives. As Project Director, Gil is responsible for coordinating the distribution of financial assistance, overseeing home nursing care and social work assistance. Esti is the volunteer coordinator who matches volunteers with survivors to provide meaningful social interaction. She says the most pressing issue for many survivors is loneliness. listen now