What Is Abundant Hope International?
Abundant Hope International is an organization with a passion to help Holocaust Survivors, especially in Israel. We are based in the USA but are international in scope. Through partners and volunteers from around the world, AHI is visiting Holocaust Survivors to alleviate loneliness, evaluating and meeting their needs, renovating their homes, and counting them as friends.
AHI is also a non-profit in Israel, in Hebrew our name is Shayfa Tikva, RA of Israel, meaning Abundant Hope of Israel. Interestingly, the acronym AHI is also a Hebrew word meaning “my brother.” What a beautiful way to describe what we do- loving on the Survivors, our brothers.
We are currently involved with Holocaust Survivors in a number of cities in Israel. After reading about our history and growth, we hope you will want to join us in this worthwhile endeavor.
Those of you who have been involved with us for awhile may have noticed our logo. This is a logo with purpose, Jew and Gentile together.
Trees represent “L’Chaim!” “Life!” to those of Jewish heritage. The olive tree in particular is mentioned in the scriptures, and is so prized it is against the law to cut down an olive tree without permission from the Israeli government.
Water is life to Gentile Believers, in particular “living” or moving water. Also in the Jewish faith “living” water is required for their mikva for cleansing.
Our Survivors, when we first meet them are like the brown leaves on the tree. Old, seemingly shriveled and dry, nearing the end of their life.
But when you combine the Living Water from the Gentile beliefs with the Tree of Life from the Jewish religion, and view leaves as the Survivors who came out of the death camps to help build the State of Israel- the water feeding the tree brings life to the leaves, the Survivors.
The Holocaust Survivors we met a few years ago now show signs of new life, new growth. We at Abundant Hope International want to continue to bring life and love to them, offering the chance of new hope.