Moshe was born in 1935 in Morocco. He is married and the father of five children, three of whom are married and two divorced, and he made aliyah in 1954.
Moshe worked in construction for 28 years, and on his retirement, used the money he received in his retirement package to set up a garage to repair vehicles. However the business failed and he was left penniless.
Today, except for minimal national insurance benefits, the economic situation of Moshe and his wife is difficult, and they rely entirely on the money that he receives from Yad LaKashish. Moshe is also not in good health; he receives treatment for diabetes and has undergone heart surgery and knee surgeries.
Moshe arrived at Yad LaKashish in 2007 on the recommendation of his social worker, and was trained to work in the paper workshop. Moshe works in the bookbindery. Thanks to his organizational talents and high motivation, he was trained in many different roles in the department, ranging from preparing the bookbinding materials to binding the books themselves, and became the ‘right hand man’ of the workshop manager. In addition, he came up with many ideas about how to increase productivity and conserve raw materials.
“The work is important to me both economically and mentally. When I work, I forget all the problems.”