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  • One of the last surviving members of a prominent Jewish family of carpenters in the Konkan villages about three hours south of Mumbai, India, 73-year-old Milka Waskar depends on the help she receives from Federation partner JDC to live.

    A retired plantation farmer, Milka suffers from asthma and allergies, but she still loves to pray, attending holidays and festivals at the Rewdanda Synagogue and traveling for other programs and events when she can.

    Milka lives with her 70-year-old siste...

    One of the last surviving members of a prominent Jewish family of carpenters in the Konkan villages about three hours south of Mumbai, India, 73-year-old Milka Waskar depends on the help she receives from Federation partner JDC to live.

    A retired plantation farmer, Milka suffers from asthma an...

    One of the last surviving members of a prominent Jewish family of carpenters in the Konkan villages about three hours south of Mumbai, India, 73-year-old Milka Waskar depends on the help she receiv...

    One of the last surviving members of a prominent Jewish family of carpenters in the Konkan villages about three hours south of ...

    One of the last surviving members of a prominent Jewish family of carpenters in the Kon...

    One of the last surviving members of a prominent Jewish f...

    One of the last surviving member...

    One of the last surviv...