Thursday, March 13, 2014

Jews in the Ukraine Need Your Help

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Your Federation is mobilizing a communal response to the situation in Ukraine. Our partner agencies, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), and World ORT, are on the ground, providing urgent support for Jews in Ukraine.

Help the Jews of the UkraineUkraine is home to one of the world’s largest Jewish populations, and includes some of the poorest Jews in the world. Our longtime support of Jewish life and organizations in Ukraine enables Federation to respond immediately in times of crisis.

   Our Partners in Action

JDC has activated its emergency response network to continue home deliveries of food, medicine, heating, and cooking fuel, as well as sustained life-saving care at home for the elderly and children. It has increased security at Jewish communal institutions and Chesed social welfare centers. JDC has also activated special emergency plans for the region’s estimated 17,000 Jews.
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The Jewish Agency has tapped its Emergency Assistance Fund to bolster security at Ukraine’s many Jewish institutions, including synagogues, yeshivas and community centers.
World ORT has launched a campaign to raise $200,000 to fund increased security at schools in Ukraine. Each school has several hundred students, many of whom travel to class through nowdangerous areas; the father of a student at the Chernovtsy school was killed during clashes in Kiev on February 20. Plans include hiring additional security guards and installing closed-circuit TV and alarm
systems on school grounds.
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Thanks to the power of the Federation system and our long-standing partnerships, 100% of your donation will go directly to help Jews in Ukraine.

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