An Update on Emergency Response Efforts in Ukraine


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 $24.5 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 Foundation for Success

Jewish Federations have been supporting the essential organizations of Jewish relief and rescue – the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Joint Distribution Committee – year in and year out for nearly a century, which has enabled this extraordinary work in Ukraine to happen so quickly. In 2021 alone, the 146 Jewish Federations and dozens of smaller independent communities provided the Jewish Agency and JDC with well over $100 million in core support for their relief work, and tens of millions more in specific project funding.

Jewish Federations have activated emergency protocols and will continue to support efforts that ensure the safety and well-being of the Jewish community in Ukraine.

Your support can help ensure the safety and vitality of the Jewish community:

Emergency Response Fund

addressing crises as they arise,
such as the current situation in Ukraine

Jewish Community Fund

essential, unrestricted dollars for the organizations that provide amazing services to our community and to those in need around the world



On behalf of all of our Jewish brothers and sisters that your generosity is helping, thank you. Let us pray for peace.


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