"Communities do not wait until there is a fire to build a fire department, and the Jewish people do not wait until there is an emergency to create an effective system of rescue and humanitarian aid. The skill and expertise we have been witnessing in the relief efforts in Ukraine and in the bordering countries is the result of years of experience, training, relationship building, and fundraising."
Eric D. Fingerhut, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Federations of North America


In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have joined the Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) emergency campaign to provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable Jewish populations living in Ukraine. Funds will be allocated through Jewish Federations’ core partners, The Jewish Agency for Israel, The Joint Distribution Committee and World ORT, and others who are on the ground in Ukraine, and will provide critical welfare where it is needed most and support to protect and safeguard Ukraine's Jewish community as well as Jews in neighboring countries.


Funds will support urgent necessities of vulnerable Jewish populations, community security, temporary housing for displaced persons, emergency needs in Jewish schools and aliyah - related assistance.


There are approximately 200,000 members of Ukraine’s Jewish community, which boasts close to 300 Jewish organizations dispersed over some 100 towns and cities. 


100% of your donation will go to help our Ukranian neighbors.

If you would like to mail a check to the Federation, please mail it to:
P.O. Box 17128
Richmond, VA 23226

Immediate and short term needs already total $40 million and grow daily and include:

  • Aliyah and community security
    • ​To protect those who leave or stay
  • Maintaining critical welfare services
    • ​For those we support day in and day out
  • Assisting internally displaced people in multiple locations
    • ​Aiding Jews in need in 1,000 locations across Ukraine
  • Stockpiling for goods
    • ​Across more than 1,000 locations
  • ​Launching an Aliyah Helpline
    • ​For those who need expedited support
  • ​Securing temporary housing
    • ​For people in transit, escaping the conflict zones
  • Purchasing satellite phones
    • ​To maintain communications across the region
  • Securing five Jewish schools
    • ​And training staff to manage crisis needs

Click here to visit our Reflector News site for updates and information about Ukraine.

Because we have been there for the past 86 years, we have built trusted relationships with partner organizations who have people on the ground there right now. Your donation fuels their work and supports Ukranians in crisis.


JDC (the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee or "The Joint") - the global Jewish 9-1-1. The leading Jewish humanitarian organization, working in 70 countries to lift lives and strengthen communities.
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From founding and building the State of Israel to planting and nurturing the seeds of friendship between Jewish communities separated by distance, since 1929, they have been working to secure a vibrant Jewish future for generations to come.


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ORT, whose global educational network, schools, colleges, and international programs propel more than 100,000 students in more than 30 countries to develop careers and lead fulfilling, independent lives. ORT expands access to high quality STEM education, while simultaneously enriching individuals’ Jewish identities. In the process, ORT is bringing back to life a religious and cultural experience that was lost to many regions for decades. Through the study of Jewish culture, language, history and traditions, ORT’s Jewish curriculum counters assimilation, renews Jewish communal life, and deepens connections to Jewish identity for generations to come.
Click to read their press releases regarding the situation.


Ukrainian Refugee Stories

Ukrainian Refugee Stories

Money raised by our community for the people of Ukraine

To date, we have raised over $225,000 for the people of Ukraine and allocated $175,000. But we know the need is not going away anytime soon.