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An Update from JDC – Ukraine

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JDC shares in concerns about how growing tensions on Ukraine’s borders could impact local Jewish communities.

JDC has been providing humanitarian assistance and Jewish community-building programs in the former Soviet Union, including Ukraine, for more than three decades. Our work in the region benefits tens of thousands of needy Jews and those participating in Jewish life every year.

It’s important to note that JDC’s human service and Jewish community programs in hundreds of locations throughout Ukraine continue uninterrupted. This includes our homecare and material support for vulnerable Jews like the poor and elderly, including Holocaust survivors, and our Jewish cultural, educational, youth, and volunteerism initiatives.

Drawing from our experience in the region, we are working with our team on the ground and partners to ensure the ongoing well-being and safety of our clients and staff and to prepare for emerging needs.”

About JDC

JDC — the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee or “The Joint” — is the leading Jewish humanitarian organization, working in 70 countries to lift lives and strengthen communities. We rescue Jews in danger, provide aid to vulnerable Jews, develop innovative solutions to Israel’s most complex social challenges, cultivate a Jewish future, and lead the Jewish community’s response to crises. For over 100 years, our work has put the timeless Jewish value of mutual responsibility into action, making JDC essential to the survival of millions of people and the advancement of Jewish life across the globe.

For more information, please visit www.JDC.org

To learn more about JCFR’s Israel and Overseas work, contact Sara Rosenbaum at srosenbaum@jewishrichmond.org.

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