Ukraine Crisis Resources

  • FedBeat: May 12

    After two and a half months of fighting, the war continues in Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, have fled the country, many to Israel. Jewish Federations and our partners continue to work together to ensure that urgent relief reaches the neediest.

  • JFNA Surpass $50 Million Mark for Ukrainian Aid

    The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) announced on Monday that it has surpassed its fundraising goal of $50 million for aid to Ukraine. According to a news release, the funds have been allocated to 35 NGOs operating on the ground in Ukraine and neighboring countries. Some of these groups include the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and World ORT, which the release called its core partner groups.

  • Urge the Administration to Reunite Families

    As the war in Ukraine rages on, with more than four million refugees having fled the country, Jewish communities urge the Administration to take the next steps on President Biden’s pledge to welcome 100,000 refugees from Ukraine.

  • Ukraine Webinar: April 7

    Ukraine webinar featured Dr. Rami Sagi from Israel’s new field hospital in Ukraine, along with Asaf Segev from Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Update: April 7

    After one and a half months of fighting, the war continues in Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians,
    including tens of thousands of Jews, have fled the country and millions of others are internally
    displaced. Jewish Federations and our partners continue to work together to ensure that
    urgent relief reaches the most needy.

  • Jewish Federations Distribute Emergency Funds for Ukraine Aid to 35 NGOs

    Jewish Federations are proud to announce that we have allocated some $40 million of the $43.4 million we have raised to 35 NGOs operating on the ground in Ukraine and neighboring countries to support refugees and Jewish communities in their time of need. Both The Jewish Federations of North America and individual Federations have driven funds to our partner agencies The Jewish Agency for Israel, The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and World ORT.

Watch the Crisis in Ukraine Recording

  • Ukraine Crisis: Weekly JFNA Webinars

    Beginning TODAY, we will be holding two Ukraine Crisis Update webinars each week, on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:30 PM ET. Please feel free to share this invitation with your community members, leaders, and partners. If you have questions or information you’d like us to cover in these webinars, please feel free to contact us. REGISTER N...

  • JFNA Ukraine Updates: March 16

    While intensive fighting continues between Russia and Ukraine, both sides acknowledged that some progress
    was being made in negotiations aimed at ending the conflict. Meanwhile millions of Ukrainians, including tens
    of thousands of Jews, are still attempting to flee the country.

  • Ukraine Updates

    Russian forces are suffering significant losses as they push to win more territory in Ukraine. As fighting
    intensifies, millions of Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, are attempting to flee the country.

  • Special Briefing on Ukraine

    Whatever the crisis -- the core strength of the Federation network is our powerful and rapid ability to come together in common cause for the global Jewish community.

  • JFNA Updates: March 1

    In the sixth day of fighting, Russian forces continue to advance, but have failed, so far, to conquer any major
    Ukrainian city. Meanwhile an Israeli man was killed while trying to flee the country, and Jewish Federation partners
    work hard across multiple international borders to assist the thousands of Jews attempting to leave Ukraine.

  • Moishe House Briefing

    Since war began in Ukraine, we have continued to stay in close contact with those on the ground and can report that the Moishe House (MH) community is currently safe and accounted for.

  • JTA Ukrainian Jews

    Across Ukraine, Jews are engaging in a historically Jewish experience: becoming refugees. And hundreds of them from Odessa have headed to an unlikely destination, the impoverished nation of Moldova whose capital, Chisinau, was the site of a major pogrom that became a symbol of Jewish flight Eastern Europe in the early 20th century.

  • JFNA: Crisis in Ukraine

    We’ve Worked in Ukraine for Decades. For generations, Federations have and continue to be the foremost partners to Jews around the world. Through the Jewish Agency for Israel, we bring Shlichim to Ukraine, run Sunday programs, bring Ukrainian youth to Israel for immersive programs, and support the aliyah of Jews. Through our partners at the JDC, we support multiple Hesed centers across 1000 locations, supporting the most vulnerable people of Ukra...

  • JFNA Updates

    Following weeks of rising tension, and despite international attempts to negotiate a peaceful solution, in the
    early hours of Thursday morning Russia launched what appears to be a full-blown invasion of Ukraine, home
    to an estimated 200,000 Jews. While Ukrainian forces are attempting to defend their country, Russian troops
    have entered the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, which was hit overnight by multiple Russian missile strikes.

  • BBYO On Demand: A Havdalah of Hope

    Join us as the global BBYO community unites for ‘A Havdalah of Hope’ to show support and solidarity with our brothers, sisters, and siblings in Ukraine and throughout the FSU. This event will be hosted in English, Ukrainian, and Russian. A hangout with singing and music will follow Havdalah as we welcome the new week with optimism an...

  • JDC: Ukraine Escalating Crisis, Spiking Humanitarian Needs

    Since troops began amassing on Ukraine’s border in November, a steep rise in prices of daily essentials – food, medicine, and utilities – is forcing tens of thousands of needy Jews to make a desperate choice between buying food or keeping warm through this freezing winter. This mounting economic crisis adds to Covid’s lasting financial toll, casting the most vulnerable into extreme risk and suffering.

  • Moishe House Statement

    Early this morning, even as Russia began a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine, Moishe House staff and community builders in the region exchanged supportive messages to confirm the group's safety. We can now verify that all Moishe House residents and employees throughout Ukraine and the broader Former Soviet Union are currently safe and accounted for.

  • JCC Global: Update on JCCs in Ukraine and Call for Action

    All eyes are on Ukraine and we thank those of you who have shown care and concern for our many friends there. Ukraine is home to some 200,000 Jews in more than 30 cities making it one of the largest Jewish communities in the world. Since the early 90’s several outstanding JCCs opened up, and in many smaller communities the JCC work is integrated with the work of the welfare centers known as Hessed (in Hebrew, kindness/char...

  • Remarks by Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid

    The Russian attack on Ukraine is a serious violation of the international order. Israel condemns the attack, and is ready and prepared to provide humanitarian assistance to the citizens of Ukraine. Israel is a country that has experienced wars, and war is not the way to resolve conflicts.

  • Update on The Jewish Agency actions in Ukraine - 2/24/22

    The Russian army launched an attack on Ukraine today. The fog of war is still thick, but it is known that a number of cities were attacked from the air and Russian ground forces infiltrated Ukrainian territory on several fronts. This is a dramatic and exceptional situation;