Announcement for August 16, 2023

INVITATION to a charity concert in Hämeenlinna Sanna Matinniemi – Soprano Jenna Ristilä – Piano Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 6:00 p.m Church of Hämeenlinna, Finland The concert offers a varied program of spirituals & gospels, songs and Viennese operetta melodies. With the proceeds of the concert we would like to support the Jewish community of Chernivtsi, which in turn… Read more →

May 2023 – Help for Ukraine

The rapeseed fields were blooming in the glorious sunshine and the colors made us think of Ukraine, to whose border we were on our way in mid-May 2023 to deliver a load of relief supplies. The day before we left, our new van was only half full, but thanks to donations from our Viennese friends, we were finally able to… Read more →

Another “Bridge of Friendship”-Concert in Budapest

As with the first “Bridge of Friendship” concert in February 2016, the organizations FIDA International (mission and development aid organization of the Finnish Pentecostal Churches), American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Hungarian branch, MASZ alapitvány and HILFE und HOFFNUNG together to invite predominantly Jewish guests and Holocaust survivors to a concert by the Finnish singer Nina Åström at Budapest’s Bálint Ház… Read more →

Hanukkah-Workshop in Vienna

At the end of October 2022, Leena Hakala and Anne Laine came to Vienna for a Hanukkah workshop. These two hardworking volunteers put together sixty attractive gift bags for the Jewish community of Rădăuți in eastern Romania. We also bought groceries for Ukraine. Leena and Anne report on their workshop experiences below: “When we first planned the Hanukkah gift packs… Read more →

Help for Ukraine via Oradea

At the beginning of September, I managed to combine a business trip with an aid transport to Oradea. Thanks to the HELP and HOPE team and a group of friends, we received a significant amount of clothes and shoes. Groceries such as flour, macaroni, sugar, coffee, tea, oil and chocolate were bought in a Viennese wholesale shop. Of course, hygiene… Read more →