The Chamah organization celebrated their 22nd Annual Dinner Thursday at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York.
Guests of honor were Oliver and Elizabeth Stanton, IFCJ President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, and Ambassador Martin Indyk.
Chama’s Directors, Rabbi Hillel Zaltzman, Rabbi Moshiach Chudaitov and Rabbi Binyamin Malachowski spoke about the organization’s activities.
Chamah is a non-profit organization operating in the United States, Israel and Russia. It was founded in 1953 underground in the former Soviet Union. The programs which Chamah has been successfully operating for nearly fifty years are aimed to upgrade Jewish awareness among Russian Jews and help the elderly and needy.
Chamah’s activities in the United States, Israel and Russia include soup kitchens, “Meals on Wheels” programs, home care for the elderly, senior citizen centers, community centers, institutions for underprivileged children, distribution of food staples for the hungry and needy population from all walks of life in Russia, day care centers and youth programs.
The event was organized and produced by the Chabad production company, Fleishman productions.