17 February 2023
Next Friday will mark one year since Russia invaded Ukraine. And though the news cycle frequently shifts to focus on other issues, the needs of Ukrainians have compounded, worsening with the lasting effects of war. Thanks to you, however, those in need are still receiving essential support.
With a robust infrastructure in the region built over decades before the war, Federation and our partners mobilized immediately to meet emergency needs from day one of the conflict and continue to respond daily. To date, Federation’s Ukraine Emergency Fund and Federations across North America have collectively raised $85 million of the estimated $99 million needed to support those in harm’s way.
Over the last year, you have helped:
- 43,000+ Jews in Ukraine receive life-saving services and winter survival aid, including subsidies for heat, as well as wood and coal.
- 40,000 Ukrainian refugees flee to neighboring countries by supplying food, medicine, shelter, and guidance in partnership with European Jewish communities.
- 52,500+ Jewish community members from Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia make Aliyah (immigrate to Israel)
- 80,000+ individuals urgently evacuate from danger zones, including through the organization of nearly 500 buses to bring individuals to the Romanian, Polish, Hungarian, and Moldovan borders.
Your donations to our Ukraine Emergency Fund and ongoing support of Federation’s Annual Campaign have saved lives and ensure that we can continue providing essential food, clothing, emergency services, medicine, shelter, and more.
Thank you for your generosity and continued support of The Jewish Federation as we help those who need us, wherever they are.
P.S. I encourage you to join our partners, The Jewish Agency for Israel and The Jewish Federations of North America, on February 22, 2023, at 1 PM EST for a special live broadcast to mark one year of the crisis in Ukraine and our efforts to rescue Jews, bring them to Israel, and ensure Jewish life in the region. Join the broadcast or sign up for a reminder at jewishagency.org/1yearukraine.