New Immigrants Facing the Challenges of War

ICEJ New Immigrants Facing the challenges of war 2023 directors update sarah way God is our refuge

“God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.” 
Ps 46:1

Many Ethiopian immigrants arrived in Israel only about six months before the terrible events of October 7.

Aviva, Director of an Aliyah Centre in Ashkelon, just 10 miles north of Gaza, noted that many, especially the elderly, do not speak Hebrew yet, so they rely on interpreters to understand what is happening around them. Some are suffering from trauma and need help to deal with the fears and uncertainty.

On that fatal Shabbat morning, the massive rocket barrages and terrorist infiltrations caused great fear and chaos in the area. “I live about 10 minutes away, and arriving at the Aliyah Centre was the most frightening trip I’ve ever made in my life,” shared Aviva. “Traffic lights weren’t working, electricity lines were down on the roads. I arrived at 7 AM, shortly after the attack began, to find chaos. The immigrants, most of whom are religious, were on their way to prayers when the red alert sounded, and they were very afraid and confused.”

Aviva told Nicole Yoder, ICEJ Vice President for Aid & Aliyah, of evacuating the residents under fire and later over morning coffee shared with the immigrants that it was the ICEJ and their Christian friends worldwide who enabled them to be in this safe place.

Read the full account of the actions of this heroic woman below ⬇️


Israel’s Greatest Weapon is PRAYER!

ICEJ is conducting a Global 24/7 Prayer watch for Israel. The Australian Weekly Prayer watch times are:

–  Tuesdays 12-1pm AEDT

Wednesdays 8-9pm AEDT (Praise & Worship)


Please join us! If your Church or prayer Group would like to book a one-hour timeslot please email


Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting in your preferred timeslot.

Click below for Prayer Points & an update from Jerusalem. Download, Share & Print these to EMPOWER your Church prayer/connect groups.


⬆️Have you signed this petition yet??

Spend a few minutes of your time to write to your State & Federal Politicians, and show them what matters to their constituents. 

It’s essential the words “I am a non-Jewish supporter” are added to the template as our elected representatives need to understand the support from within the non-Jewish community.

Click the button above to add your voice of support to this campaign to the Australian Parliament. Please share with others! 

For great impact, call 03 8001 6001 or email to receive our template letters to voice your concern for, Pro-Hamas rallies, UN Vote, hostage release tailored to:
–    MP’s, Senators & State Premiers 
–    Church Leadership and Pastors 

And here is the quick link to send to YOUR local MP:

We can also send you our Church Media Pack with information on how your community can support Israel, including our Aid and Relief work in the Holy Land.


We want to express a HUGE thank you and praise God for the overwhelming response to comfort God’s people in this critical time. Director of Aid Department Nicole Yoder and ICEJ Leadership expressed their deep gratitude to so many generous Australians. You have allowed us to touch the lives of so many.

Help us continue to bring much needed emergency relief and urgent humanitarian aid in the following areas:

•    Food and basic provisions for evacuated Israeli families
•    Temporary shelters /tents 
•    Bullet-proof vests & helmets to volunteers in first-responder teams
•    Portable bomb shelters 
•    Donating ambulances and other emergency medical equipment
•    Funding trauma therapies for Israeli families

We are on the frontlines of this battle on your behalf! Please give generously today

This week we have two Current Affairs webinars.

Click below to watch ‘IDF Progress in Gaza’, hosted by David Parsons ICEJ VP and Spokesperson, featuring Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus Spokesperson of the IDF, and Major Elliot Chodoff from the IDF Reserve. 

Click below to watch ‘The Charge of War Crimes in Gaza’, hosted by David Parsons, featuring Professor Avi Bell, a specialist on international laws of warfare. 

Purchase your piece of history today to inspire your bold prayer life, knowing all proceeds go towards Aid relief and bomb shelters.

Click below to support Israel now

Shabbat Shalom,

Sarah Way

ICEJ Australia National Director

Sarah Way ICEJ Australia National Director
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