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.

Woman holding her baby while standing next to an elderly Jewish woman.

Ukraine Crisis

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

Yael Branovsky (IFCJ Staff) delivering IFCJ emergency package to elderly man.

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…

Three soldiers in uniform at the Gaza outpost.

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…


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.
Nina, an elderly Jewish widow living in rural Ukraine

Meeting Nina's Needs

The Fellowship  |  August 15, 2022
This Jewish widow survived WWII, and now depends on help from Fellowship friends as she finds herself living through war once again.
Svetlana, a Holocaust survivor living in the Holy Land

Help and Hope in the Holy Land

The Fellowship  |  July 18, 2022
Despite spending much of her life hungry and alone, Svetlana has at last found safety and love in the Holy Land of Israel.
Medical rescue aliyah flight from Ukraine to Israel, May 2022

Rescue Mission Underway

The Fellowship  |  May 23, 2022
The Fellowship is rescuing elderly Jews - many of them Holocaust survivors - from war-torn Ukraine on special flights to Israel.
Yael Eckstein helping an Elderly Jewish woman off an Aliyah flight.

Project Spotlight: Medical Rescue Flights for Holocaust Survivors

The Fellowship  |  May 9, 2022
Seven medical rescue flights are under way to ensure elderly Jews with severe health issues can safely make aliyah.

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