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The community in Ukraine is in need – we need you to show up. With the Russian invasion now underway and multiple locations under fire, support for the Jewish community is needed urgently.

The estimated 200,000 Jews living in Ukraine have been profoundly affected by the political and economic instability that have wracked the country. Thousands are trapped in conflict zones in the east. Thousands more have fled the fighting. Federations are planning to allocate millions of dollars to our partner agencies on the ground. But the urgent needs continue.

Immediate and short-term needs already total $20 million and include:

  • Helping people make Aliyah to Israel
  • Securing the local community and its institutions
  • Maintaining critical welfare services
  • Assisting internally displaced people in multiple locations.
  • Launching an emergency hotline
  • Securing temporary housing for people in transit
  • Purchasing satellite phones to maintain communications across the region
  • Securing five Jewish schools and training staff to manage crisis needs



As the Ukraine emergency continues to unfold, we are proud to announce that we have surpassed our initial $20 million goal, raising and allocating an astonishing $24.5 million in just two weeks to help secure the Jewish community of Ukraine and others facing wartime difficulties.


Women Warriors: An Update on Ukraine

Hosted by National Women’s Philanthropy

Join Jewish Federations of North America for an update on the latest developments concerning the war in Ukraine. Meet incredible women from the frontlines and hear why and how this crisis is impacting women and children in particular.

We’ll receive live updates from JDC, the Jewish Agency for Israel, United Hatzalah and Project Kesher, a Jewish women’s leadership nonprofit that is meeting the needs of women and girls in Ukraine as they face the current crisis and its fallout.


Mar 15, 2022 03:00 PM in Eastern Time

Watch the Special Briefing on Ukraine Hosted by NYL Cabinet


Jewish Federations of North America allocates first $8 million to help Jews in Ukraine
 Ukraine crisis: Operation Israeli Guarantee brings refugees to Israel
Jewish Agency opens six ‘aliyah’-processing complexes on Ukraine borders
Jewish groups donate millions to assist Ukrainian Jews in need


700 Jews have arrived so far at Aliyah processing centers run by The Jewish Agency and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews in countries bordering Ukraine. Learn about emergency operations along Ukraine’s borders. Below are a few of those Jewish refugees’ incredible stories.

A “split screen” Day

On March 9th JFNA’s CEO Eric Fingerhut accompanied Ukrainian refugees on a flight from Warsaw to Israel as they began a new life in a new home. Read Eric’s moving piece about his “split screen day”.

Watch: A Ukrainian Jewish Family Reunites in Hungary

Masha from Ukraine was in Budapest when Russia invaded her country. Her husband and young son drove for four days to the Ukraine-Hungary border where The Jewish Agency helped the family reunite Monday night.

‘Incredibly Lucky’ Family Leaves Ukraine Before Travel Restrictions

With assistance from The Jewish Agency and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, one Jewish family from Ukraine was able to immigrate together on February 24, before travel restrictions on Ukrainian men went into effect.

After Two-Day Journey, 14 Ukrainian Jews Make it to Poland

A 48-hour journey by 14 women and children fleeing Ukraine ended in an emotional meeting with Jewish Agency Shlichim (Israeli emissaries) at the Poland border on Monday night.