Action for Post-Soviet Jewry
Through our Adopt-a-Bubbe program, Action provides food for Jewish elderly living in poverty in Eastern Europe. With a $180 donation, Action can deliver monthly food packages to one Bubbe (Yiddish word for grandmother) or Zayde (grandfather) for a year.
Since the break up of the Soviet Union and the resulting hyperinflation, pensions were reduced and savings disappeared. Action recruits coordinators who know their Jewish community, and asks them to find the most vulnerable Jewish retirees who need help. Many live on their own in poor conditions and some are unable to leave their homes. With our funds, coordinators purchase and deliver fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese and meats directly to their homes. When needed, we have also provided eyeglasses or hearing aids, a lamp to read by, or coal for heat in the winter months.
This Bubbe in the Ukraine, a retired dentist, had most of her savings wiped away by hyperinflation. She is now forced to live on a very tight budget, which does not allow her to purchase fruits or vegetables. Thanks to Action, she receives food packages through our Adopt-a-Bubbe program.
This is a typical food delivery that Bubbes and Zaydes receive through Action's Adobt-a-Bubbe program.
This Bubbe in the Ukraine is a retired pediatrician. Now, unable to leave her apartment, she receives regular visits from Action and food packages through our Adopt-a-Bubbe program.