Israel

I Am My Brother's Keeper
“I Am My Brother's Keeper” “Our town is burning, brothers, burning, Our poor little town is burning Angry winds are fanning higher The leaping tongues of flame and fire, The evil winds are roaring! Our whole town burns! And you stand looking with folded arms And shake your heads. You stand looking on with folded arms.” –Mordechai Gebirtig (1877-1942), murdered in Krakow Mordechai Gebirtig's poem from 1938 "S'brennt" was a response to a pogrom in the town of Przytyk in Poland. It shows well how indifference and silence from its onlookers characterized the pre-Holocaust as well as the Holocaust...
Shalom from Jerusalem
The central aim and focus of our office in Jerusalem is to reach out to the olim (immigrants) who are in need. We assist those whom Ebenezer has directly helped to make aliyah, and others as well. As olim arrive from the USA and other western countries, they have to adjust to being in a whole new culture and lifestyle. It is not always easy, and the challenges can be overwhelming. But once we sit down with them and address the challenges, they are very thankful that there is a place they can connect with people who can give them hope in challenging situations. We listen with a compassionate...
IsraelAliyahAbsorption
Ministry In Israel: Jerusalem Office
‘I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of these My brothers and sisters, you were doing it to Me!’ (Matt 37:40) Operation Exodus opened its Jerusalem office in 2006 under the supervision of Shirley Lawrenson, Olim Liaison. This was a timely event, because during that year Israel fought a war in southern Lebanon with the Hezbollah terrorist organization and northern Israel was under missile bombardment. Shirley made several trips to the north to provide families with comfort and aid, even as missiles fell around them. The main purpose and focus of the Jerusalem office is to reach...
IsraelAliyah
A Divine Appointment in Jerusalem
"...I will choose you “one from a town and two from a clan" and bring you to Zion." Jeremiah 3:14 Shalom from Jerusalem! At the Operation Exodus office in Jerusalem, we continue to reach out to the olim (new immigrants) who are in need, and we help them settle in the land of Israel. We are here to bring hope to those who find themselves in difficulties like finding the money for meals or paying the latest utility bill. We also give support, encouragement and advice to those needing information about the next step in completing their absorption process in Israel. We also meet them through...
AliyahIsrael
Providing Aid And Comfort To The Olim (Immigrants) In The Land
Meeting Their Many Needs! “Comfort, yes, comfort my people!” Says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from the LORD’S hand double for all her sins.” “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for...
IsraelAliyah
Providing Aid and Comfort to the Olim (Immigrants) in the Land
“Let us rise up and build” When the Lord stirred up His Jewish people to return to Zion in modern times, there was a spirit of zeal and self-sacrifice despite seemingly insurmountable challenges. Some early Zionists sang, “We are coming to the Land to build and to be built by it.” Their spirit was reminiscent of Jewish fervor in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah: “Let us rise up and build.” (Nehemiah 2:18) Today, Jewish people returning home to Israel need such a spirit to face different, but no less daunting, challenges. In the Jerusalem office we bring comfort and give encouragement, advice and...
AliyahOlimfSU