IFCJ to Send $6.5 Million in Emergency Support to Ukraine’s Jews

The Fellowship  |  November 22, 2022

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The Fellowship has distributed $23 million dollars for emergency aid to Jewish communities in Ukraine since the start of the war—and now we plan to support the Jewish community in Ukraine this winter to make sure no one is left freezing or in need, reports JNS:

The decision comes after a survey of hundreds of Ukrainian Jews commissioned by the IFCJ found that 97% of them expected difficulties in heating their homes this winter due to financial and other constraints. More than half of the current and former residents of Ukrainian cities—including, among others, Kyiv, Odessa, Lviv and Dnipro—said they did not believe they had sufficient warm clothing to survive the cold weather.

The financial support is earmarked for hot meals, space heaters and other means of battling freezing temperatures, as well as medical supplies.