The humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine requires all of us to come together. The entire country faces chaos, scarcity, and political violence. Members of Ukraine’s Jewish community are especially vulnerable where an estimated 200,000 Jews have been impacted by Russia’s invasion of their homeland.
Let us all pray for a speedy and humane resolution and for the restoration of peace. But prayers are not always enough. Adath Israel has stepped forward and provided a donation to the UJA Emergency Relief Fund. For those members who also want to help, here is a link to the Relief Fund [Click HERE] which is already helping to bring humanitarian aid, protection and security to Jewish Ukrainians.
This war not only affects lives in Europe, but in a different way, people here as well. It is extremely difficult to watch the scenes of war, especially with memories of World War II and the Holocaust embedded in our collective consciousness.
This is especially relevant after the senseless March 1st bombing of Babyn Yar.
Please know that your clergy is available for individual support.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
UJA UKRAINE EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
Ukraine’s 200,000 Jews face a humanitarian crisis. UJA’s partners, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Jewish Agency, are already on the ground providing critical and life-saving support, but more relief will be needed in the coming weeks. Your generous gift to UJA’s Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund will be invested in further humanitarian relief, action to protect lives and increase security within the Ukrainian Jewish community, and evacuation from conflict zones.
Click HERE to donate now.
FRIENDS OF SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST STUDIES AND JROOTS
EMERGENCY UKRAINIAN REFUGEE RELIEF FUND
More than a million Ukrainian refugees – who have fled the destruction and atrocities being committed by Russian troops in Ukraine – have arrived in Poland, and more continue to arrive every single day. Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is partnering with JRoots, a Jewish organization helping refugees on the ground in Poland by providing housing and other necessities and working to bring some sense of normalcy to Ukrainian families who are suffering pain, loss and uncertainty. Click HERE to donate now.
JNF URGENT APPEAL
During the holiday of Purim, it is a tradition to dedicate charity to those in need – matanot l’evyonim. This year due to the crisis in Ukraine, there are countless people who need our help and JNF Canada will focus its efforts on a group of orphans who recently arrived in Israel. Click HERE to donate now.
UNITED HATZALAH OF ISRAEL
CRISIS IN UKRAINE: HELP DELIVER MEDICAL CARE
More than 150,000 refugees have crossed the Moldovan border so far. The majority of them were women and children. The young husbands were held back to fight and the elderly, who were stopped in their tracks, were Holocaust survivors who had already been through horrific tragedies. Click HERE to donate now.
As JIAS (Jewish Immigration Aid Services) responds to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, it anticipates a need volunteers and donors to help in many different ways. Newcomers arriving in Canada because of the Ukraine crisis are expected to have a significant need for financial support as they resettle in Canada. You can help meet these needs by making a donation here. To volunteer at JIAS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter and receive updates about JIAS Toronto’s response to the Ukraine crisis.
JIAS held a “How You Can Help” webinar on Monday, April 4. Click HERE to log-in and learn how you can help Ukrainian refugees coming to Canada.
In addition, there will be a Zoom Orientation and Training Session for Volunteer Welcome Circles. To register, click on the above link and if you would like to be a part of the Adath Israel Welcome Circle, please contact Rabbi Seed (email@example.com).