How to help the Ukrainian Jewish community

How to help the Ukrainian Jewish community

The board of trustees of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, at an emergency session, voted on a special allocation to support our overseas partners in Ukraine as a result of the current crisis. We’re proud to report that we have allocated an initial $500,000 to help meet the extraordinary needs facing the Jewish community in Ukraine today. These funds will be distributed to our partners on the ground — the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Israel — to support their efforts in moving elderly and at-risk families to safe locations and providing emergency food and medical supplies.

We’re grateful for our Greater MetroWest community’s generosity, for our federation’s leadership in moving so swiftly to allocate these funds, and for the flexible resources provided by the UJA annual campaign, enabling us to respond immediately to this crisis.

But there’s more to do. We are raising funds to continue to directly support the efforts on the ground and ensure our Jewish communities are supported. Your gift today helps the most vulnerable in Ukraine at this very moment.

Funds will support urgent needs of vulnerable Jewish populations, including food and medical supplies. It will address community security, temporary housing for displaced persons, emergency necessities in Jewish schools, and aliyah-related assistance.

To donate, go to the federation’s homepage,, and scroll partway down to the section about the Ukraine emergency fund.

David Saginaw is the president and Dov Ben-Shimon is the executive vice president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest.