Jewish Federations of North America surpass $50 million mark for Ukrainian aid

Funds are being used for housing, clothing, medical and mental-health services, life-saving rescue operations, security and transportation for refugees, including those making aliyah to Israel.

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Doctors at the Israeli field hospital in Ukraine evaluating MRI images, March 2022. Photo by Naama Frank Azriel.

 The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) announced on Monday that it has surpassed its fundraising goal of $50 million for aid to Ukraine.

According to a news release, the funds have been allocated to 35 NGOs operating on the ground in Ukraine and neighboring countries.

Some of these groups include the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and World ORT, which the release called its core partner groups.

The funds are being used to provide housing, clothing, cash assistance, medical attention, mental-health services, life-saving rescue operations, security and transportation for refugees, including those making aliyah to Israel.

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The funds also went to host thousands of Ukrainian Jewish refugees for Passover seders on Friday, hosted by the Jewish Agency and JDC in Poland, Hungary, Romania, Moldova and Israel, with special Haggadot in Russian and Hebrew. JDC also organized 15 online seders for Jews in Ukraine who were unable to leave.