Thousands of Ukrainian Jews Long for Israel
Stand for Israel | March 1, 2022
As those who stand for Israel join in prayer for the Jewish people facing war in Ukraine, The Fellowship is working to help them find safety. CBN’s Emily Jones reports on the measures being taken to help the thousands of Ukrainian Jews looking to make aliyah (immigrate to Israel):
Thousands of Ukrainian Jews are considering making Israel their home as the war between Russia and Ukraine continues to threaten millions of lives.
The Jewish Agency, an organization that helps Jews immigrate to Israel, has partnered with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews to help Ukrainian Jews flee the war. Last week, the two organizations established a joint emergency hotline to help Ukrainian Jews navigate the dangerous road to Israel.
The agency announced on Sunday that more than 5,000 people called the hotline seeking information about immigrating to Israel – also known as making aliyah. More than 50% of callers were seeking to move to Israel “immediately…”
To help assist these Jews longing to make aliyah (immigrate to Israel), the Jewish Agency and the IFCJ will operate a six-point program at four different Ukrainian border crossings including: Poland, Moldova, Romania and Hungary.
This decision comes in addition to the Foreign Ministry’s declaration that staff will be deployed to border crossings to deal with the expected influx of immigration to Israel.
So far, The Fellowship has established a $1 million emergency fund to protect Ukraine’s vulnerable Jewish population in this time of war. As time goes on, the need for basic necessities such as food, medicine, and shelter will only increase; we are committed to ensuring that no one will do without these necessities. You can help support Ukraine’s vulnerable Jews with your best gift of love and comfort today.