Our Trip to Chernivtsi

Long before Hanukkah in December, we and a friend prepared about a hundred Hanukkah gift packages that we wanted to take with us on our trip to Ukraine at the end of October. The packages consisted of hand-knitted Finnish wool socks and a large bar of chocolate. On October 25th we set off from Vienna for the first stage to… Read more →

Air Raid Shelters and My Thoughts about it: Our Trip to Ukraine/Chernivtsi

Just in time for the start of the school year, Samuel Huber-Huber, Noah Huber-Huber and I successfully transported a number of necessary items such as school bags, toys, school supplies and hygiene products to Chernivtsi in Ukraine. On site we received valuable support from the organization “New Family”, where we were warmly welcomed by Tanya Berezhnaya, the leader. Tanya kindly… Read more →

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 →