A memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and the Office of the European Hesed center opened in Vinnytsia
According to "Vezha", the memorial was opened at the old Jewish cemetery at 78 20 Marta Street in the Old Town.
As noted in the Facebook community “Jewish community of Vinnytsia”, the memorial is dedicated to the Jews of the city of Vinnytsia and the surrounding area who died at the hands of the Nazis in 1941-1944.
The event was attended by representatives of Jewish organizations in the city of Vinnytsia and the region: General Director of the Rabbinic Center of Europe – Rabbi Aryeh Goldberg, chief rabbi of Zhytomyr and western Ukraine – Rabbi Shlomo Wilhelm, Chief Rabbi of Vinnytsia and the region – Rabbi Shaul Horowitz.
Memorial prayers were read at the event, as well as “Kaddish”.
Also, at the opening of the memorial, six lamps were lit – as a symbol of six thousand Jewish lives who were forcibly killed.
On the same day, the official opening of the branch of the Office of the European Hesed Center in Vinnytsia took place at 226 Mayakovsky street. To loud music, spiritual leaders-rabbis cut the ribbon and presented the medical equipment of the center.
From now on, members of the Jewish community and their families will be able to receive medical supplies and rent medical equipment for rehabilitation in the new office.
The European Hesed Center can offer the Jewish community to rent medical equipment for free.
The center presented, in particular: crutches, an electric nebulizer, an oxygen generator, wheelchairs, a telescopic stick, bathing equipment, a baby cot, a pedal simulator, baby scales and rollators.
As noted at the opening, the medical equipment rental program is absolutely free for members of the Jewish community.
The necessary equipment can be obtained on a symbolic deposit for up to three months. After three months, the lease term can be extended for another three months for a nominal fee.
Thus, community members can use medical equipment for up to six months. However, after this period expires, the center provides an opportunity to purchase equipment by paying the required amount or returning it back.
At the opening, the host also noted that the center has ventilators and devices for breathing and oxygen therapy.