Crisis Response Facts

June 28, 2022

In times of crisis – whether in Israel, the former Soviet Union, or elsewhere in the world – The Fellowship is on the ground, providing immediate assistance to the vulnerable Jewish communities we serve. The Fellowship efficiently and effectively delivers aid to people when they need it most through our extensive network of staff, partners, and volunteers. 

How We Help 


The Fellowship has worked consistently throughout the former Soviet Union for more than 30 years, providing lifesaving assistance to needy families, elderly, and orphans. When war erupted in Ukraine in 2022, The Fellowship was prepared. We continue to deliver essential aid like food and medication, to facilitate aliyah (immigration to Israel) for refugees fleeing to safety, and to ensure that Ukraine’s approximately 200,000 Jews have everything they need during this time of peril. 

COVID-19 Pandemic 

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in early 2020, it raised unprecedented challenges and difficulties throughout the entire world. The Fellowship acted immediately, establishing an emergency fund to assist Israel’s hospitals and to continue to provide basic care to Jewish populations in need. In support of this effort, The Fellowship mobilized its donors, raising funds to help people cope with both the short and long-term effects of the pandemic. 


Israelis are all too familiar with the threats posed by war and terrorism. But, thankfully, they know that when terror strikes The Fellowship is there, delivering essential aid and working through its well-established network of staff, partners, and volunteers to serve and protect Israelis at risk. We also play a key role in assisting those in need during natural disasters such as forest fires and severe winter storms.