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Updated May 9, 2022

 

We are continuing our massive efforts in response to the Ukraine crisis. Our system-wide fundraising has passed $60 million. You can read the latest developments and the status of relief efforts by our partners by clicking here. Israel is also reportedly planning to increase its military to Ukraine; for more information, click here.

Yesterday’s Ukraine webinar focused on the $33 billion supplemental aid package for Ukraine, as well as multiple updates regarding Ukrainian refugee resettlement in the United States through the new Uniting for Ukraine Program. The supplemental aid package includes $1.2 billion to provide certain benefits to Ukrainians coming to the U.S. and agencies supporting them. We are advocating that Congress pass this package as quickly as possible. In the coming days, we will share updates on how Federations can participate and engage volunteers in the sponsorship effort. For more information, please see Jewish Federations’ updated FAQs, or email Max Harris with any questions.

 

To view yesterday’s webinar, click here. To register for future webinars, which take place every Monday and Thursday at 4:30 p.m. ET, click here.

 


 

Updated May 3, 2022

 

We are continuing our massive efforts to help those in need in Ukraine. Click here to read an update about the latest developments, including the most recent relief programs that have been launched by Federations and our partners.

 

Federations have now allocated a combined $48 million to the Ukraine relief effort. The most recent $1.2 million allocation went toward organizations such as Hadassah Medical Organization for medical delegations and trauma units, the Israel Trauma Coalition for trauma relief, and Nefesh B'Nefesh for immigrant absorption. You can get more details on the allocations here.

 

Our twice-weekly webinar series on Ukraine continues; yesterday’s program highlighted the work of the Israel Trauma Coalition, along with the launch of the new federal website, "Uniting for Ukraine," that will enable groups and individuals to sponsor the resettlement of Ukrainian refugees for up to two years in their communities. We are working with government and other partners to assess how Federations can participate in this program through sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. We will share those details soon. To view a detailed PowerPoint that summarizes the new program, click here. Contact Max Harris with questions.

 

To register for our future webinars, which take place on Monday and Thursday afternoons at 4:30 ET, click here.

 


 

Updated April 18, 2022

 

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 those most in need.

 

Jewish Federations have collectively raised $50 million for Ukrainian relief efforts since the fighting began. Click here to see the latest update on the allocations process and decisions. Please read the latest update on the Ukraine crisis, including the ongoing efforts of Jewish Federations and our partners on the ground.

 

There will be no Ukraine briefings scheduled this week, during the week of Passover. We will continue with the briefings on April 25. Please click here to register for the twice-weekly, half-hour series, which takes place every Monday and Thursday at 4:30 pm ET.

 


 

Updated April 8, 2022

 

  • The JFNA Ukraine Allocations Subcommittee met last week to allocate a third round of funds from the $40M that Federations have raised over the last month for humanitarian relief, assistance to those making Aliyah, and other emergency needs. Please click here to see the breakdown of how much was granted for each type of need and how much was given to each of the 35 NGO’s. This recent JFNA blog post contains more details about the scale of needs that we are addressing.
  • Please read the latest update on the Ukraine crisis, including the ongoing efforts of Jewish Federations and our partners on the ground. And please circulate this Action Alert to urge the Biden Administration to expedite reunification with their families in the U.S.
  • On Tuesday, Jewish Federations helped arrange a briefing for a bipartisan, bicameral Congressional task force on the status of Ukrainian Jews and on the role of antisemitism in the war in Ukraine. Jewish agencies briefed the elected officials on what is being done to guarantee the safety both of Jews who have remained in Ukraine and also of those who have fled during the conflict. They then discussed the response of Jewish aid organizations to the broader refugee and displacement crisis. Panelists included executives from JFNA, the National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry (NCSEJ), the Jewish Agency, and the JDC.
  • Yesterday’s 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. Click here for the recording. And please click here to register for the twice-weekly, half-hour series, which takes place every Monday and Thursday at 4:30 pm ET.
  • Our first group of Russian-speaking Jewish volunteers is on the ground in Poland, helping to translate and providing humanitarian assistance to the refugees, who continue to stream across the border. For a photo, click here.

 


 

Updated April 4, 2022

 

Our relief efforts at the borders of Ukraine continue unabated. Federation leaders have been meeting with refugees at the Ukrainian border with Poland, learning the needs on the ground and helping to mobilize our community response. You can read more about these missions here and a reflection from Mark Wilf and Eric Fingerhut here.

 

For this week’s backgrounder from our Israel office on the status of the relief efforts, click here. To direct donations, and to find the most updated information on the crisis, bookmark this link.

 

Following President Biden’s announcement last week that the U.S. will accept up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, members of our community immediately offered to help with resettlement efforts. The government has not informed us of the following essential details: how many people will be admitted, when they will be permitted to come, where they will be resettled, what legal process will enable their resettlement, and what government benefits they will be eligible for.

 

Please take these action steps:

  • Join us for our community-wide webinar, “Welcoming Ukrainians: Preparing for U.S. Resettlement” with the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies and HIAS on Tuesday, April 5 at 3:30pm ET. Register here.
  • Review our FAQ's about resettlement.
  • If your Federation community is interested in joining resettlement efforts, please fill out this form so that we can offer coordination, support, and resource sharing when more information becomes available.

The very first contingent of Russian-speaking Jewish professionals from North America arrived this week to provide translation services and humanitarian assistance. To volunteer for this program (please note that only those who speak Russian and/or Ukrainian are being selected at this time), click here. For a list of FAQ’s, click here. For more information, please email Sarah Eisenman.

Please don’t miss our half-hour Monday and Thursday webinars. Yesterday’s program featured Yotam Polizer, the CEO of IsraAID, and focused on humanitarian relief in Moldova, the poorest country in Europe. For a recording of yesterday’s webinar, click here. To register for the whole series at once, click here. Webinars continue at 4:30 pm ET every Monday and Thursday.

 


 

Updated March 28, 2022

 

JFNA is offering half-hour webinars twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, to update everyone about the rapidly evolving situation in Ukraine. To register for the entire series, click here. For a recording of Thursday’s session, click here. And click here to get the latest update on Ukraine.

 

This week, President Biden authorized the immigration to the United States of 100,000 Ukrainian refugees. In addition to our recent Fly-In to D.C. to lobby on Capitol Hill for refugee relief and resettlement, Jewish Federations had catalyzed a campaign by more than 375 Jewish and interfaith groups to urge the government to admit these refugees to our country. We are immensely grateful that all these efforts have already borne fruit.


Thirty leaders of Federations from across North America, participated in our second mission to the Polish-Ukrainian border this week, which was featured in this article.

In addition, Mark Wilf appeared widely in both the Jewish and mainstream media this week in relation to his experience leading the first mission, including interviews with CNBC, i24, JNS, and the Minnesota Vikings. Julie Platt, chair of LiveSecure and incoming board chair of JFNA, appeared on Tablet's Unorthodox podcast, discussing the work JFNA is doing in Ukraine and speculating on why so many alumni of Camp Ramah, including her sons Ben and Jonah, have ended up on Broadway.

 

As announced last week, JFNA is preparing, in collaboration with the Jewish Agency and the JDC, to send Russian- and Ukrainian-speaking volunteers to the war-torn region to provide humanitarian support and assist Jewish refugees who wish to make Aliyah. We anticipate that the first cohort will depart in early April. To apply for the program, click here. For a list of FAQ’s, click here. For more information, please email Sarah Eisenman.

 

Welcoming Ukrainians: As the United States prepares to admit 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, join Jewish Federations, the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, and HIAS on Tuesday, April 5 at 3:30pm ET to learn how our community can begin to mobilize to welcome and support them. Register here.

 

Holocaust Survivors Respond to the War in Ukraine: JFNA’s Center on Holocaust Survivor Care and Institute on Aging and Trauma applauds both the Washington Post and the Jerusalem Post for recent articles that highlight the intense pain felt by Holocaust survivors in the United States who are being retraumatized by watching what is taking place in Ukraine. Thank you to CJESeniorlife in Chicago, Kleinlife in Philadelphia, Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, and Selfhelp Community Services in New York, for their help with the articles. Click here for the Washington Post article and here for the Jerusalem Post article.

 


 

Updated March 24, 2022

 

  • JFNA is offering a 30-minute webinar weekly with the next one scheduled for March 24 at 4:30 PM ET. This session will focus on refugee resettlement in the U.S. with reporting from Darcy Hirsh of Jewish Federations and Reuben Rotman of the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies. 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 30-minute webinars, please feel free to contact us. REGISTER NOW.
  • Last Friday, Jewish Federations sent a letter signed by 376 national and local Jewish and faith organizations, urging the Biden Administration to expedite admissions for Ukrainian refugees with close family ties in the United so they can wait in the U.S. in safety, with their families. See the Jerusalem Post article here.
  • We are continuing to weigh in with the Administration and awaiting next steps, however in the meantime, 17,000 Lautenberg (religious minority) applications are now being processed and we expect that these refugees will be admitted to the U.S. in the coming months, as well as those admitted on family visas. Jewish Federations, in partnership with the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, will be sharing resources about community resettlement efforts soon, as the timing and number of refugee admissions becomes more clear.
  • JFNA is looking for skilled Russian/Ukrainian speaking Jewish volunteers from North America. Preferred skill sets: social work, mental health, project management, crisis management, early childhood/school-age engagement pros. In addition to skill sets, they should be extremely flexible, understanding of the difficult situation they will be serving in, and a team player. Other criteria includes:
    • Serving for a minimum of two weeks inclusive of travel.
    • Currently placements are in Poland, Moldova, Romania, and Hungary. But this will expand.
    • Volunteers will need to arrange their own international airfare and visa. They will be provided with health and evacuation insurance, local accommodations (modest), basic meals, local transport, and an end of service bonus.
    • JFNA can provide a letter to employer confirming their service with the hope that their employer will give them time away, etc.
    • If your are interested in applying CLICK HERE
  • Click here for the latest Ukraine update.
  • Click here for the Allocations Update presentation slides.

 


 

Updated March 20, 2022

 

Civilian and military deaths continue to mount in Ukraine as fighting enters a fourth week. Despite enormous Russian efforts, the capital Kyiv has still not fallen. Millions of Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, are still attempting to flee the country. For more information click here.

 


 

Updated March 18, 2022

 

Click here for the latest Ukraine update. It includes breaking news, including the fact that Israel is about to open a field hospital in western Ukraine.

 

Our first Fly-In to the Polish-Ukrainian border just wrapped up; it was an unforgettable experience for the first thirty Federation leaders who participated this week. After flying to Warsaw and being briefed by Polish Jewish leaders, we witnessed thousands of refugees crossing into Poland and being taken care of by our partners, the Jewish Agency and JDC, as well as by the many other relief agencies from around the world that have converged in eastern Poland. You can view brief clips of participants reflecting on the trip here. Another Fly-In is set for next week, and two additional ones are planned for early April.

 

Our intensive fundraising efforts to meet the immediate needs of the crisis continue; Federations have collectively raised more than $27 million since the crisis began three weeks ago.

 

It is also being widely reported today that Prime Minister Bennett has been the “primary international negotiator” in the ongoing peace talks between Russia and Ukraine. For more, see today’s Times of Israel article. We pray that these efforts bear fruit in the very near future.

 

Join over 260 Jewish Federations and Faith Partners to Urge the Administration to Support Ukrainian Refugees: We are urging the administration to expedite admissions for Ukrainian refugees with close family ties in the US. We urge you, your partner agencies, and faith partners to sign the Federation-led national and local letter asking the Biden Administration to begin admitting pending Lautenberg and visa applicants so they can wait in the US in safety.

 


 

Updated March 17, 2022

 

Your Impact by the Numbers – Your Dollars Have Made a Real Impact. Click here.

 

Join Jewish Federations in Urging Administration to Support Ukrainian Refugees: Thank you for joining Jewish Federations last week in urging a robust congressional response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Now, our attention turns to the Administration, whom we are urging to expedite admissions for Ukrainian refugees with close family ties in the US. We urge you, your partner agencies, and faith partners to sign this Federation-led national and local letter asking the Biden Administration to begin admitting pending Lautenberg and visa applicants so they can wait in the US in safety. Click here to read the letter and here to sign. The deadline is THIS Friday at 12pm ET. If you have any questions, please contact Darcy Hirsh.

 

Recent Coverage and Articles:

Washington Post – March 16, 2022: For Holocaust survivors from Ukraine, Russian invasion stirs painful memories

Jerusalem Post – March 15, 2022: A day with the Jewish rescue force helping Ukrainian refugees

Jerusalem Post – March 15, 2022: 'We're in the business of saving Jewish lives'

The Alegmeiner – March 15, 2022: They Will Return With New Enthusiasm: Under Russian Fire Ukrainian Jewish Women Pledge To Help Rebuild Country

Jerusalem Post – March 15, 2022: Ukraine invasion retraumatizes US Holocaust survivors

Times of Israel – March 14, 2022: In Poland, Jewish Federations head calls on world to welcome all Ukrainian refugees

Jerusalem Post – March 14, 2022: Jewish Federations can assemble support quickly to help refugees

eJewishPhilanthropy – March 14, 2022: Inside two delegations of Jewish leaders heading to the Ukrainian border

 


 

Updated March 11, 2022

 

While Russian aggression in Ukraine continues unabated, Jewish Federations, our partners, the Israeli government, philanthropic foundations, and other players are working around the clock to deliver critical assistance, including helping the thousands of Jews attempting to leave the country. Below is the information we wanted to share with the community.

  • Yesterday, JFNA’s CEO Eric Fingerhut accompanied Ukrainian refugees on a flight from Warsaw to Israel as they began a new life in a new home. In case you missed it, read Eric Fingerhut's moving piece about his “split-screen day”, and watch Eric present live from Warsaw on yesterday’s JFNA Ukraine Crisis Update webinar, hosted by National Young Leadership Cabinet.
  • Federation leaders met at the U.S. Capitol to ask Members of Congress to support extraordinary aid to Ukraine and to open the doors of the country to immigrants seeking safety and freedom.
  • Federation-supported work was saving lives in Ukraine and on its borders through the tireless dedication of our partners on the ground. We have surpassed our initial $20 million goal, raising and allocating an astonishing $24.5 million in just two weeks to help secure the Jewish community of Ukraine and others facing wartime difficulties. Click here to read how these funds are being used to support Ukraine and watch a video of the incredible work on the ground in Europe and at the U.S. Capitol – advocating for Ukraine.

 

For the latest information on the emergency response activities of JDC and the Jewish Agency read today’s Ukraine Crisis update.

 

The critical needs are growing each and every day of this conflict. The Rochester community has shown enormous support by raising over $600,000 for Ukraine of which 100% will go directly to our partner organizations in Ukraine including The Jewish Agency for Israel, Joint Distribution Committee, and World ORT.

 


 

Update March 7, 2022

 

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine gathers force, a major humanitarian crisis is unfolding before our eyes. Jewish Federations, our partners in Ukraine, the Israeli government, philanthropic foundations, and others are working feverishly around the clock to furnish aid, including helping the thousands of Jews who are attempting to flee the country. For background from our Israel office, please read this Ukraine update to learn more about the efforts that we are mounting to help the Jewish community of Ukraine. To watch the briefing that JFNA and UJA-NY sponsored on Tuesday, click here.

 

JFNA’s Ukraine Allocations Subcommittee met this week to review funding requests and get the vital dollars you are raising to our partners who are doing lifesaving work in and around Ukraine. The Subcommittee approved an initial allocation of $8M and made plans to meet early next week to review and approve additional requests so funds continue to flow where they are needed most. This first round of funding saw dollars going to the Jewish Agency for Israel, JDC, World ORT, United Hatzalah, and Hillel International.

 

These collective emergency funds will address major areas of need as identified by our partners, including:

  • Humanitarian support including first aid and basic necessities such as food, clothing, and medical attention
     
  • Transportation to bring displaced people to the borders or to safe facilities, along with temporary housing either in Ukraine or while they wait to make Aliyah or shelter outside the conflict zone
     
  • Security grants to small Jewish organizations across Ukraine
     
  • Deployment of additional staff and materials to deliver this work in the field

 

The Jewish Agency and JDC have established emergency hotlines to assist the Jewish community in Ukraine. In addition to Federation’s role in supporting the funding of these hotlines, we thought they might be helpful to you or your friends and family who may have loved ones caught up in this crisis

 

Please join and spread the word in your communities about our next Ukraine Crisis Update webinar, hosted by National Young Leadership Cabinet, scheduled for Wednesday, March 9 at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT. Register here.

 

We are also hosting a special gathering for Russian-speaking Jewish professionals today, Friday, March 4, from 3:30-4:15pm ET, to share their thoughts and feelings about the conflict. This is intended for Russian-speaking Jewish professionals only, and we invite you please extend this opportunity to RSJ colleagues in your Federations and local agencies. Register here.

Please see these additional updates and reminders:

Understanding the Crisis in Ukraine: JFNA is partnering with COJECO (Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations) on Monday, March 7 from 12:30-1:45pm ET to offer a webinar on how to talk about—and what to do about—the crisis in Ukraine. We need to address the misunderstandings and tensions in our communities that are already cropping up. Speakers will include representatives from both Razom for Ukraine and Project Kesher (organizations working on the ground in Ukraine), as well as Prof. Gennady Estraikh (expert in Soviet Jewish history) from NYU and Ellen Mahoney, who is mentoring the teachers at the Perchersk School in Kyiv. Register here.

 


 

Update March 4, 2022

 

While Russian aggression in Ukraine continues unabated, a major humanitarian crisis is unfolding. Jewish Federations, our partners, the Israeli government, philanthropic foundations, and other players are working around the clock to deliver critical assistance, including helping the thousands of Jews attempting to leave the country.

 

Please see the latest Ukraine update on our collective efforts to help the Jewish community of Ukraine.

 

The situation is changing rapidly and the next JFNA Ukraine Crisis Update webinar, hosted by National Young Leadership Cabinet, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9 at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT. Register here.

 

JFNA will also be hosting a special gathering for Russian-speaking Jewish professionals on Friday, March 4, from 3:30 – 4:15pm ET. This will be a dedicated space for Russian-speaking Jewish professionals only, and we extend this opportunity to RSJ colleagues in our Federation and local agencies. Register here.

 


 

Update March 2, 2022

 

This morning we woke up to day seven of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with fighting intensifying in several Ukrainian cities.

 

Yesterday, JFNA partnered with UJA-Federation of New York to bring your voices from the field representing NSCEJ, JDC and the Jewish Agency in a system-wide webinar. Our speakers shared updates on the heartbreaking reality of living through a war and the heroic humanitarian efforts our Federations are supporting. If you missed the webinar, you can view the recording.

 

We also invite you to join us next week, on Wednesday, March 9th at 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT for another Ukraine update, hosted by Federation’s National Young Leadership Cabinet, which is open to the System. You can register here.

 

JFNA’s Ukraine Allocations Subcommittee met yesterday to review funding requests and get the vital dollars you are raising to our partners who are doing life-saving work in and around Ukraine. The Subcommittee approved an initial allocation of $7.9M and made plans to meet early next week to review and approve additional requests so funds continue flowing where they are needed most. This first round of funding saw dollars going to the Jewish Agency for Israel, JDC, World ORT, United Hatzalah, and Hillel International.

 

These collective emergency funds will address major areas of need as identified by our partners, including:

  • Humanitarian support including first aid, basic necessities such as food, medicine and clothing, and medical support.
  • Transportation to bring displaced people to the borders or safe facilities, and temporary housing either in Ukraine or while they wait to make Aliyah or shelter outside the conflict zone.
  • Security grants to small Jewish organizations across Ukraine.
  • Deployment of additional staff and materials to deliver this work in the field.

 

As we know, the situation remains fluid and the needs are growing in response. This allocation represents an initial step to respond to urgent needs on the ground in Ukraine and in neighboring countries to which people are fleeing in great numbers. JFNA’s Israel and Overseas team continues to work closely with our primary overseas partner agencies and other organizations assisting in Ukraine to assess additional and emerging needs.

 

 
Updated March 1, 2022
 
On behalf of the Jewish Community, we would like to extend an invitation to you and your congregants, families, and communities to join us on Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 p.m. for an Interfaith Vigil for the citizens of Ukraine. We hope to show our city's solidarity with Ukrainian residents and refugees as we wish them the strength to persevere.

This event will be virtual and in-person however, for security purposes, we are not disclosing the location (it is in Rochester!) nor distributing the Zoom link until 24 hours in advance of the event. People who are interested in attending, whether virtually or in person, will need to register in advance for this event. Click here to registration form.

People who wish to join us in person will need to provide proof of vaccination, which can be uploaded via the registration form. Please plan on wearing a face mask.

The Zoom link and information about attending in person will be sent 24 hours in advance of the event. We will also share additional information about how you can help local organizations that are collecting donations to be sent to Ukraine and refugees in Poland and Hungary.
 

 
Updated February 25, 2022 
 
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.
 
We invite you to read a brief update on the situation as well as the activities of our partners, click here to read the full statement.

 


 

Updated February 24th, 2022

 

With the Russian invasion now underway and multiple locations under fire, concerns about the wellbeing of the Jewish community in Ukraine have accelerated. JFNA is also tracking potential vulnerabilities within the Russian Jewish community which might emerge in response to the strong Israeli position supporting Ukraine.

 

JFNA’s Israel and Overseas professional team is has continued to be in very close and ongoing contact with staff at JDC, The Jewish Agency for Israel and World ORT - all of whom are evolving their responses in response to mounting challenges. JFNA has also heard from other organizations operating in Ukraine and we are aggregating information they have provided.

 

The exact nature and number of services needed, as well as how many people will request or require different forms of assistance, is not yet clear, but we are quickly getting a handle on some of the essential infrastructure and staffing costs that these operations will incur. Though not yet a comprehensive or full plan, we wanted to keep you updated on what we are learning so far. We are working to have an initial vetted proposal ready for consideration in the coming days.

 

As of now, we are aware that:

  • The Jewish Agency for Israel is focusing on Aliyah and community security, while JDC is looking to maintain critical welfare services and assist internally displaced people in multiple locations. Both JDC and The Jewish Agency have identified new and immediate needs, including emergency preparations and stockpiling of goods for JDC Heseds, moving the Jewish Agency operation from Kyiv to Lviv, initiating the Jewish Agency Aliyah hotline, securing temporary housing for people in transit, and the purchase of satellite phones to maintain communications across the region.
  • World ORT is reporting an initial need of $100,000 to secure five ORT schools and to ensure that schools and staffs are equipped to respond to emergency needs at the school locations.
  • We have also been approached by United Hatzalah to help support their two local units in Kyiv and Uman and additional medical staff to be deployed to the border with Moldova, as well as Hillel International regarding the five Hillels located in Ukraine. We are collecting additional information from these and other organizations.

 

We hope to have more information before Shabbat.

HOW TO HELP

 

There are multiple ways you and your organization can help people in Ukraine.

Please visit any one of the following to contribute.

Ukrainian Federal Credit Union

824 E Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14621 | 900 Holt Rd, Suite 4, Webster, NY 14580

Monday-Wednesday: 9:30am - 4pm

Thursday: 9:30am - 6pm

Friday: 9am - 6pm

Saturday: 9am – 1pm

 

Accepted Items:

  • Clothes, footwear for men/ women/ children
  • Thermal underwear
  • Hygiene products (women's products, diapers, etc.)
  • Blankets
  • Bedding
  • Table wear (disposable)
  • First aid and first aid kits
  • Tents, mattresses, sleeping bags
  • Standalone lamps
  • Candles
  • Containers for liquids (cannisters for water, fuel, lubricants with capacity of 10-20 liters)
  • Protective military gear (helmets, bulletproof vests, tactical backpacks, dry rations)

 

Non-perishable food items AND everything listed above is also being accepted at the following locations:

 

Alpha European Grocery & Deli

2840 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14626

Monday-Friday, 10am – 7pm

Alpha European Grocery & Deli

305 E Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14621

Monday-Friday, 10am - 7pm

Alpha European Grocery & Deli

4343 Buffalo Rd, North Chili, NY 14514

Monday-Friday, 10am – 5pm

Europa Deli

1694 Penfield Rd Rochester, NY, 14625

585-385-2040

 

The Least of These Ukranian Relief Drive

IG: @theleast.ofthese

Drop off parcels or individual items including: non-perishable food/can openers; diapers; hygiene products; medical supplies; sleeping bags; thin blankets; wet wipes; clothing/ footwear/ socks of all sizes and clean, new boxes for packaging & shipping to: 4343 Buffalo Road Spencerport, NY

 

Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

585-461-0490

 

ROC Maidan

Support Ukraine PayPal

http://www.uccofrochester.org/donate.html

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