Ukraine’s estimated 200,000 Jews rely on the strong presence built up through years of Federation support that is today serving as a lifeline for the community. Through partner agencies JDC, The Jewish Agency for Israel, and World ORT, Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) are there on the ground every day of the year, helping the most vulnerable and supporting programming to help younger generations reimagine Jewish life where it was all but destroyed.
As the crisis in Ukraine escalates, thousands have come under fire in areas across the country. Thousands more have fled the fighting. Federations are planning to allocate millions of dollars to our partner agencies on the ground. Immediate and short-term needs already total about $20 million.
Emergency funding will focus on:
It is because we’re always there, day after day, year after year, that we can deliver hope and help now when it is so desperately needed!
A generous donor from the Peninsula Jewish Community has offered a $20,000 donation to the Ukraine Emergency Fund if others will join in.