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Pittsburgh Federation providing support to Jews in Ukraine

The ongoing support to Ukraine’s vulnerable Jews includes food, medicine, safety check-ins with homebound seniors and Holocaust survivors; and support for Jewish organizations.

(Photo by Matti via Pexels)
(Photo by Matti via Pexels)

This story was updated on Feb. 28 to include a link to the Federation’s emergency relief fund.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, together with its global partner agencies, is providing support to help protect the more than 200,000 Jews living in Ukraine during the conflict with Russia.

“With one of the world’s largest Jewish populations, Ukraine is home to many elderly Jews, including thousands of Holocaust survivors,” Jeffrey Finkelstein, the Federation’s president and CEO, said in an email to supporters. Pittsburgh’s Federation, along with The Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, “are on the ground providing aid and emergency assistance to the vulnerable Jewish community in Ukraine. We are also tracking potential vulnerabilities that may emerge within Russia’s Jewish community,” Finkelstein wrote.

The ongoing support to Ukraine’s vulnerable Jews includes food, medicine, home care and heating supplies; safety check-ins with homebound seniors and Holocaust survivors; and support for community centers, synagogues and Jewish organizations.

Funding comes from the Federation’s Community Campaign.

On Feb. 28, the Federation announced an emergency relief fund to help support people in Ukraine. PJC

Toby Tabachnick

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