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How to help the Ukrainian Jewish community

IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY

The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey joins the Jewish Federation of North America’s emergency campaign for Ukraine

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey has joined the Jewish Federations of North America’s $20 million emergency campaign to provide vital support to Ukrainian Jews.

Funds will be allocated through Jewish Federations’ core partners, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Joint Distribution Committee, World ORT, and others who are on the ground in Ukraine. These funds will provide critical welfare where it is needed most, and give support to protect and safeguard Ukraine’s Jewish community, as well as Jews in neighboring countries.

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

Jason Shames, the federation’s CEO, said, “This Federation has had a longstanding relationship with Ukraine, and in particular with the city of Lviv. We are devastated by the news of what is happening there, and we can only hope that it will be resolved quickly. In the meantime, we are there for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine.”

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. Since the Russian invasion of Crimea in 2014, the Jewish community has been profoundly affected by political and economic instability, and the Jewish federations, together with their partner agencies, have provided ongoing support to this vulnerable population for communal needs, programming, and humanitarian aid.

Plans during this crisis rely on the strong presence built up through years of Jewish federation support that is serving as a critical lifeline to help protect and safeguard Ukraine’s Jewish community today. We pray for safety for all, and for a speedy end to the hostilities.

The link for donations is www.jfnnj.org/Ukraine

IN ROCKLAND COUNTY

Federation’s Ukraine Emergency Fund

The Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine and is deeply concerned for the wellbeing of the country’s entire population, including the Jewish community.

We are working to get help to those in need as quickly as possible through our partner organizations, The Jewish Agency for Israel, JDC, and World ORT, which have mobilized their extensive operations on the ground.

Plans now in motion rely on the strong presence built up through years of Federation support that is today serving as a critical lifeline to help protect and safeguard Ukraine’s Jewish community, the many important Jewish organizations working in Ukraine, as well as Jews in neighboring countries.

The link for donations is jewishrockland.org/ukraine

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