Crisis Response


In times of crisis – whether in Israel, the former Soviet Union, or elsewhere in the world – The Fellowship is there, on the ground providing immediate assistance to the vulnerable Jewish communities we serve. Learn how The Fellowship has efficiently and effectively delivered aid to people when they need it most through our extensive network of staff, partners, and volunteers.

Ukraine Crisis

When war erupted in Ukraine in 2022, The Fellowship was prepared. We continue to deliver essential aid like food and medication…

Coronavirus Crisis

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in early 2020, it raised unprecedented challenges and difficulties throughout the entire world. The Fellowship acted immediately…

Israel Crisis

Israelis are all too familiar with the threats posed by war and terrorism. But, thankfully, they know that when terror strikes – as well as during natural disasters like forest fires – The Fellowship will be there…


Hanukkah menorah in Kyiv, Ukraine on December 18, 2022

Ukraine's Jews Celebrate Hanukkah

Stand for Israel  |  December 19, 2022
As the ongoing war in Ukraine continues, the Jewish community left behind in the country's ravaged
Tzilia, elderly Holocaust survivor who receives help for holidays from IFCJ

Faith and Light for the Holidays

The Fellowship  |  December 7, 2022
Haunted by a Ukrainian childhood during the Holocaust, this elderly Jewish woman has hope for Hanukkah this holiday season.
Russian missile that landed in Ukraine which now faces a brutal winter

Ukraine Faces New Missile Barrages as Winter Approaches

Stand for Israel  |  December 5, 2022
As the people of Ukraine prepare for a harsh winter, they face a new round of missile attacks aimed at further disrupting their already taxed infrastructure.
Scene of Russian rocket strike in Ukraine, November 22, 2022

Ukraine Left Without Power, Water

Stand for Israel  |  December 1, 2022
Widespread Russian attacks across the entirety of Ukraine have left Kyiv without water, and Ukrainians throughout the war-torn country without power.
Iosif, elderly Holocaust survivor who receives winter help from The Fellowship

'If Not for Your Help...'

The Fellowship  |  November 1, 2022
If not for the help of Fellowship friends like you, this elderly Holocaust survivor would not survive the bitter winter ahead.
Larisa, elderly Jewish woman outside in the cold

In from the Cold

The Fellowship  |  October 26, 2022
As a hard winter looms, faithful Fellowship friends help protect elderly Jewish people like Larisa from the cold.
Jews in Ukraine during Sukkot before WWII, 1931

'Season of Our Rejoicing' in a Time of War

Stand for Israel  |  October 17, 2022
The Jewish people of Ukraine are no strangers to celebrating holy days during times of war, which they did again this Sukkot.
Yael Eckstein visits elderly Jewish woman during winter in Ukraine, 2022

As Winter Looms

The Fellowship  |  October 17, 2022
As winter looms in Ukraine and elsewhere that The Fellowship serves the most vulnerable, there are many lifesaving necessities your gift provides.
Rachel, elderly Holocaust survivor from Ukraine, receives love and High Holy Days aid in Israel, 2022

Love, Kindness, and Understanding

The Fellowship  |  October 11, 2022
This High Holy Days season and beyond, your lifesaving gift of love will warm the hearts of elderly Jews and Holocaust survivors like Rachel.
Issac and Zoya, elderly Jewish couple helped by The Fellowship

Fellowship in Their Golden Years

The Fellowship  |  September 28, 2022
This High Holy Days season, a precious elderly couple threatened by Russia's invasion of Ukraine knows they have friends at The Fellowship.
Light and joy in face of Holocaust survivor in FSU holding pomegranates for High Holy Days

You Light Up Her Life

The Fellowship  |  September 6, 2022
This High Holy Days season, Fellowship friends bring nourishment and encouragement to elderly Holocaust survivors like Lydia.
Betya, an elderly Holocaust survivor from Ukraine who has found faith and hope in Israel

Keeping Her Faith

The Fellowship  |  September 1, 2022
After surviving the Holocaust and leaving Ukraine for Israel, Betya finds hope and faith from her friends at The Fellowship.

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