Amid the possibility of conflict in the region, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews continues its day-to-day support of Jewish populations in the former Soviet Union
January 27, 2022
JERUSALEM — As conflict looms in Ukraine, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) reaffirmed its continued commitment to needy Jewish populations in the region.
Commenting on the current situation, Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein emphasized The Fellowship’s longstanding presence in the FSU, its “hands on” approach and experience in delivering aid, and the vast network of staff, partners, and volunteers that it has built over the years to make delivery of aid so effective.
“The Fellowship has been providing aid to Jews in need in the FSU for 30 years, and we are just as committed to fulfilling that mission during this time of uncertainty as we have ever been,” she said. “We’re the ‘boots on the ground’ in Israel delivering help every day – and especially during times of need – and we play the same role in the FSU today. Hundreds of thousands of people in Ukraine, Russia, and throughout the region depend on us, and I can assure them that our delivery of aid like food, heating, and other essentials will continue uninterrupted, no matter the situation. We’re also continuing with scheduled Aliyah flights.
“Part of the reason The Fellowship is so effective is that we don’t involve ourselves in politics. We help people in need – period. We know how to operate under all circumstances, and we’re prepared for anything.”