The Fellowship Distributes Over 7 Million to Ukrainian Immigrants and Others in Need for the New Year

The Fellowship  |  October 4, 2022

Yael Eckstein delivering an IFCJ food box to an elderly Jewish woman.
(Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv)

For the first time, Ukrainian olim are celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and the High Holy Days in Israel after fleeing war-torn Ukraine with help from The Fellowship. The Jerusalem Post tells how we are helping them celebrate this special moment and usher in a sweet new year by distributing holiday cards:

Based on the size of the family, each of the 10,500 cards set aside for these families has a value of between NIS 500 and NIS 1,500, [between $143 and $428 USD] and is accompanied by a Rosh Hashanah greeting in both Hebrew and Ukrainian.

Since the outbreak of the war, the IFCJ has spent more than $18 million assisting thousands of families in Ukraine with humanitarian aid, as well as the emergency bringing of families and Holocaust survivors to Israel.

“It’s with a sense of real pride and responsibility that we are able to help these families make their first Rosh Hashanah in Israel something truly special and will hopefully allow them to at least temporarily leave the pain of the past year behind,” Eckstein said.

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