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The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is mobilizing to respond to the needs of the Jewish community in Ukraine resulting from the Russian invasion. The entire country faces chaos, scarcity, and violence — and the almost 200,000 members of Ukraine’s Jewish community are especially vulnerable. Whenever and wherever there have been threats to Jewish life, the Federation and our partners — the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Israel — are there to provide vital aid and help those in peril relocate out of harm’s way.

Our Federation is committed to being a part of the global Jewish response to this crisis and is immediately raising and sending funds to support our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. 100% of all funds donated will go to relief efforts.

Specifically, funds will:

  1. Provide urgent humanitarian aid and financial assistance to 40,000 poor Jewish elderly and families, delivering food, medicine, winter relief and emergency assistance.
  2. Dispatch mobile medical units to get supplies where they are needed most.
  3. Transport people out of the conflict areas.
  4. Ensure that the homebound have their needs met through four field offices (Kyiv, Dnipro, Kharkov, and Odessa).
  5. Bolster security at Jewish institutions including JCCs in Kharkov, Odessa, Dnipro, Kyiv, Zaporozhe, and Lvov.

To make your contribution via check, please make payment out to “The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles” and mail to 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Please include “Ukraine Relief Fund.”

If you know of anyone who needs assistance in Ukraine or who is looking for information about making aliyah, the Jewish Agency for Israel has opened a toll-free hotline for Ukranian Jews. From Ukraine, the number is 0800504603.

We are also tracking how the current situation may affect the hundreds of thousands of Jews who live in Russia who may be impacted by Israel’s support for Ukraine and who will be subject to the harsh financial consequences of sanctions and a declining economy.

We will continue to update the community on this tragic situation and our work supporting our family in need in Ukraine.

Praying for peace,

Rabbi Noah Farkas
President & CEO

Albert Z. Praw
Chair of the Board