Emergencies happen without notice, which is why the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is grateful for the support of the Jewish community in times when it matters most. As fighting intensifies, millions of Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, are attempting to flee the country. Thanks to the incredible generosity of this community, as of March 14, more than $800,000 has been raised to provide humanitarian aid on the ground and help individuals and families escape to safety. But the needs in the region continue to grow as the conflict escalates, causing unsurmountable devastation, destruction and loss.
To date, Jewish Federations have raised $27 million for Ukrainian relief efforts. In collaboration with our global partners, including the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the Jewish Agency for Israel, World ORT, and others on the ground, these dollars have made real impact:
- A lifeline for 40,000 elderly
- Showing up for 2,500 poor Jewish children
- 650+ Jewish Ukrainian refugees have arrived as new olim in Israel
- 4,130 beds were rented
- 23,000+ calls have been received at various hotlines
- 70%+ of the requests are for food, medicines and evacuation
- 7,000 refugees in Ukraine receiving support on the ground
- 1,000 locations across Ukraine
Your gift to the Jewish Federation’s Emergency Response Fund will immediately help meet the needs of Ukraine’s Jewish community:
- Emergency Relief in Ukraine: Continued care to the homebound elderly, Holocaust survivors, and people with disabilities that are in no position to leave the country, as well as those who have been displaced by rocket fire and evacuation efforts.
- Humanitarian Supplies: Medical and other basic supplies that are desperately needed in Ukraine.
- Refugee Aid: JDC and other agencies on the ground are providing food, shelter, and psychological first aid to the exhausted and traumatized refugees pouring into Poland, Hungary, and Romania.
- Facilitating Aliyah: Israel’s Ministry of Immigrant Absorption estimates that up to 15,000 Ukrainian Jews are expected to make aliyah in the coming weeks. Within 72 hours of the crisis, there were 5,000 requests for aliyah to the Jewish Agency. The first three flights carrying a total of 300 olim arrived in Israel on March 6, including 100 orphans.