TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - A bevy of top Israeli performing artists entertained the volunteers recently at Tel Aviv's renowned Tzavta performing arts center.
Since it's inception in 2009, the program's 4,500 volunteers have assisted tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors, out of the 200,000 alive in Israel today. Many are unaware of their eligibility for receiving vital assistance from a range of government and non-governmental bodies.
La’ad trains hundreds of volunteers each year to help these individuals claim their full legal rights, improve their standard of living and ensure their wellbeing. In addition, the volunteers help document the life story of each of the survivors, and post them to the organzation's web site, Ledorot (http://ledorot.gov.il ), and to Yad Vashem.
Arik Sinai and Yoni Shechter joined Guy Zoaretz (host of Israel's "Survivor"), Raz Shmueli (runner up on "The Voice"), Dianna Golbi (winner of Kohav Nolad – the Israeli "Idol"), entertained the guests at the event, including Yehuda Sharf, Head of The Jewish Agency’s Aliyah, Absorption and Special Operations Unit, and Aharon Azoulay, Director-General of the Ministry for Senior Citizens.
La'ad was founded by the Ministry for Senior Citizens and The Jewish Agency for Israel in partnership with the Ruach Tova volunteering organization.In late January 2013, they appeared before 300 of the group's volunteers, who are trained to aid Holocaust survivorsJewish Social Action