As Winter Approaches, Jewish Groups Help Ukrainians Stay Warm

The Fellowship  |  November 15, 2022

Elderly Jewish woman in a brown jacket looking directly into the camera.
(Photo: Mihail Calarasan)

As the war in Ukraine carries on, people still left in Ukraine might be facing a winter where there is little access to power, heat, or hot water. People in Ukraine now face a failing power grid—and it is still very much a crisis situation, especially for the oldest and weakest from the Jewish community that are unable to leave, such as Holocaust survivors and elderly that The Fellowship has been on the ground supporting for more than 30 years.

We will be by their side again this winter as The Fellowship, along with our Jewish partners, are on the ground helping those most vulnerable stay warm this winter. The Times of Israel tells us more:

Now, as temperatures fall and Russian attacks on Ukraine’s power grid ramp up, those groups are directing their efforts toward making sure that Ukrainian Jews can remain warm and safe in the coming months…

The JDC has supported Ukrainian Jews during the bleak winter months for years. This year, the group says, it will be doubling its aid amid what CEO Ariel Zwang said was a “drastic uptick in needs.” With the support of not only Jewish federations but also the Claims Conference, which supports Holocaust survivors, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and its own individual donors, the group recently delivered firewood, coal, warm clothing and bedding to Jews, many of them elderly, living in the Dnipro region.

Learn more about our work keeping the most vulnerable warm this winter—and learn how you can help them stay warm today!

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