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Crisis in Ukraine


We are so proud to report that as of today, we have received 1,542 gifts totaling just over $2.7 million to the Ukraine Emergency Fund. Your dollars have had tremendous impact. Just one example: 257 Jewish olim (immigrants) fleeing Ukraine arrived in Israel on Sunday, March 6, in a joint operation led by the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, The Jewish Agency for Israel, and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Their arrival is made possible by donations from the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). Please continue to support our brothers and sisters in Ukraine.

Over 375 organizations urged the Biden Administration to support Ukrainian refugees. Jewish Federations sent a letter to the White House, urging President Biden to expedite admissions for Ukrainian refugees with close family ties in the US, so they can wait in the US in safety while their cases are processed. Click here to view the letter.


Jewish Federations have collectively raised $50 million for Ukrainian relief efforts since the fighting began. Click here to see the latest update on the allocations process and decisions.


Please read the latest update on the Ukraine crisis, including the ongoing efforts of Jewish Federations and our partners on the ground.

“I was amazed to see how we were able to raise 1 million dollars.” Our CEO Eric Robbins shared the community’s incredible response to help provide Ukrainians with basic needs, food, water and medicine. The money will also assist with communication devices such as satellite phones. You can watch more below.

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have joined the Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) emergency campaign to provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable Jewish populations living in Ukraine. Funds will be allocated through Jewish Federations’ core partners, The Jewish Agency for Israel, The Joint Distribution Committee and World ORT, and others who are on the ground in Ukraine, and will provide critical welfare where it is needed most and support to protect and safeguard Ukraine’s Jewish community as well as Jews in neighboring countries.

Funds will support urgent necessities of vulnerable Jewish populations, community security, temporary housing for displaced persons, emergency needs in Jewish schools and aliyah-related assistance.

There are approximately 200,000 members of Ukraine’s Jewish community, which boasts close to 300 Jewish organizations dispersed over some 100 towns and cities.

100% of your donation will go to help our Ukrainian neighbors.

Immediate and short-term needs already total $20 million and include:
Helping people make Aliyah to Israel
Securing the local community and its institutions
Maintaining critical welfare services
Assisting internally displaced people in multiple locations
Launching an emergency hotline
Securing temporary housing for people in transit
Purchasing satellite phones to maintain communications across the region
Securing five Jewish schools and training staff to manage crisis needs

Check Out Our Impact Report

You can also support these other partner organizations that have people on the ground in Ukraine. Your donation fuels their work and supports Ukrainians in crisis.

Ukraine Updates

JDC (the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee or “The Joint”) – the global Jewish 9-1-1. The leading Jewish humanitarian organization, working in 70 countries to lift lives and strengthen communities.
Click to read their press releases regarding the situation.

From founding and building the State of Israel to planting and nurturing the seeds of friendship between Jewish communities separated by distance, since 1929, they have been working to secure a vibrant Jewish future for generations to come.

Click for the Emergency Hotline Number for the Ukranian Jewish Community.

ORT, whose global educational network, schools, colleges, and international programs propel more than 100,000 students in more than 30 countries to develop careers and lead fulfilling, independent lives. ORT expands access to high-quality STEM education, while simultaneously enriching individuals’ Jewish identities. In the process, ORT is bringing back to life a religious and cultural experience that was lost to many regions for decades. Through the study of Jewish culture, language, history, and traditions, ORT’s Jewish curriculum counters assimilation, renews Jewish communal life, and deepens connections to Jewish identity for generations to come.
Click to read their press releases regarding the situation.

Emergency Hotlines for the Ukrainian Jewish Community

List of hotlines organized by the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) in Ukraine and in countries bordering Ukraine and hosting refugees.
Ukraine (FSU): +38 094 711 11 04
Hungary: +36 30 541 8771
Poland: +48 509 135 836
Romania: +40 735 33 7777
Slovakia: +421 917 711 896

Hotlines are available in Hebrew, Ukrainian, and Russian.
From Ukraine: 0-800-504603 (Toll Free)
From Israel: 1-800-228055 – Ext. 4 (Toll Free)

Read the Latest From Ukraine Here
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