JUF has always been there for the Jewish community of Ukraine—providing life-saving services to homebound Holocaust survivors and families in need.
It is our mission to help Jews locally and globally wherever they are in need—every day and during times of crisis. This is what we’re made for.
However, the Jews of Ukraine now face an extraordinary crisis, the likes of which we haven’t seen for generations. And once again, JUF is there where help is needed most.
JUF swiftly advanced $1 million in emergency funds and has rushed an additional $6.71 million in emergency allocations to our partners on the ground as they work around the clock to provide emergency assistance to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and surrounding countries.
These partners include the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), and World ORT—along with Chabad, Emergency Volunteers Project,Federation Professional Volunteer Initiative, Hadassah Medical Organization, HIAS, Hillel International, Israel Trauma Coalition, JCC Krakow, Jewish Community of Vienna, Nefesh B’Nefesh, Project Kesher, Shma Yisrael and United Hatzalah.
Right now–thanks to your support—JUF's partners on the ground are:
JUF is in constant contact with our partners to keep abreast of the latest developments and local needs. For the latest, follow JUF on Facebook.
It is thanks to your support of JUF that this infrastructure is in place to protect and care for these hundreds of thousands of at-risk Jews. In these anxious days, you, quite literally, are a lifeline.
Anyone looking to help their Jewish family/friends in Ukraine can contact:
JUF thanks the following partners for supporting our Ukraine relief efforts:
Ukraine Crisis Relief Supporting Organizations: Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School, Beber Camp, Bradley Hillel, Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, Chai LifeLine Midwest, Chicago Board of Rabbis, Chicago Jewish Day School, CJE SeniorLife, Dina and Eli Field EZRA Multi-Service Center, Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School, Holocaust Community Services at CJE SeniorLife, Ida Crown Jewish Academy, Illini Hillel, JCC Chicago, JCFS Chicago, Keshet, Metro Chicago Hillel, Northwestern Hillel, Rochelle Zell Jewish High School, Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, The ARK, The Hillels of Illinois, University of Chicago Hillel, Upward Community, Yachad Chicago
Ukraine Crisis Relief Supporting Congregations: Am Shalom, Am Yisrael Congregation, Anshe Emet Synagogue, Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel Congregation, Beth Chaverim Humanistic Jewish Community, Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Kesser Maariv Anshe Luknik, Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah, Chicago Loop Synagogue, Chicago Sinai Congregation, Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County, Congregation Shearis Yisroel, Congregation Ahavat Olam, Congregation Anshe Tikvah, Congregation Bene Shalom, Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Beth Judea, Congregation Beth Shalom of Northbrook, Congregation Beth Shalom of Naperville, Congregation BJBE, Congregation B'nai Tikvah, Congregation K.I.N.S. of West Rogers Park, Congregation Kneseth Israel, Congregation Or Torah, Congregation Rodfei Zedek, Congregation Yehuda Moshe, Emanuel Congregation, Jewish Family Experience, KAM Isaiah Israel, Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation, Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation A.G. Beth Israel, Mishkan Chicago, Moriah, North Shore Congregation Israel, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Oak Park Temple B'nai Abraham Zion, Shir Hadash Synagogue, Skokie Valley Agudath Jacon, Temple Beth Israel, Temple Beth-El of Northbrook, Temple Chai, Temple Har Zion, Temple Jeremiah, Temple Sholom of Chicago, The New Reform Congregation Kadima, Young Israel of West Rogers Park