Seniors received special “seniors visits” from Rebbitzen Abelsky
Every day during the summer, dozens of seniors and lonely Jewish women in Kishinev, capital of Moldova and in other areas, received special “seniors visits” from Rebbitzen Abelsky, wife of the country’s Chief Rabbi.
The visits greatly boosted the women’s morale. Student shluchos and girls from the Chamesh Institute also visited the women. The visitors asked the women how they were and tidied their homes, and the Rebbitzen persuaded many of the ladies to start lighting Shabbos candles.
The women also received food parcels and essential medicines, as well as much encouragement and warmth.
Many of the elderly women thanked the Rebbitzen for giving them a spark of hope and Yiddishkeit. It gave them a good feeling to know that someone cares about them, and some of them were even able, with some help, to take a walk in the fresh Kishinev air.
The visits were part of the services provided by the Chabad Gemilut Chassadim Center, which is run under the auspices of Chabad Lubavitch of Moldova.