Support for Jews in Ukraine

Support for Jews in Ukraine

Donate Emergency Funding

Immediate and Short-Term Needs

There are currently 200,000 Jews living in Ukraine, 40,000 of whom are receiving critical welfare services by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest’s overseas partners the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, The Jewish Agency for Israel, and World ORT.

Immediate and short-term needs already total $20 million. We need your continued help now to meet the needs of the vulnerable during this crisis.

Immediately after the invasion, our Board of Trustees voted to allocate an initial $500,000 to help meet the urgent needs facing the Jewish community in Ukraine through our core partners on the ground.

See below for ways you can help.

Hear from our Partners on the Ground

March 8 — Refugee Voices: A mother and daughter are relocated from war-torn Ukraine and set up in temporary housing in Moldova by the JDC.

March 6 — Representatives from JAFI greet new arrivals from Ukraine.

March 4: Ariel Zwang, CEO of JDC, reports from one of the border crossings between Ukraine and Poland.

Oksana Mantuzova, director of JCC Beit Grahamin Kryvyi Rih, gives an update on the volunteering being coordinated from the JCC.

We’ve Worked in Ukraine for Decades

For generations, Federations have and continue to be the foremost partners to Jews around the world.

Through the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), we bring Shlichim to Ukraine, run Sunday programs, bring Ukrainian youth to Israel for immersive programs, and support the aliyah of Jews.

Through our partners at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), we support multiple Hesed centers across 1000 locations, supporting the most vulnerable people of Ukraine. We run JCCs and Jewish youth programs to help younger generations reimagine Jewish life where it once was all but decimated.

And through World ORT, we’ve played an important role in the renewal of Jewish life through Jewish day schools, vocational training, and more.

Upcoming Event

Unpacking the Diaspora: Spotlight on Ukraine

Wednesday, March 23 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (EDT)
Learn about the rich history of Ukrainian Jews, hear about personal connections between Greater MetroWest communities both here and in Israel and Ukraine, and get real-time updates on current events as they unfold.