Dear CEH community,
We share the concern and the pain with our fellow communities and all the people in Ukraine right now.
Yesterday, Masorti/Conservative communities from around the world gathered together to pray for the well-being of our brothers and sisters and all those in Ukraine under attack. Rabbi Reuven Stamov spoke directly from Ukraine with the latest updates of our communities there. Watch here (https://fb.watch/bnPZ-KgBpj/)
Please read the message below by our friends in Israel and Ukraine and join the campaign to support our communities who are struggling with the situation there.
Masorti Olami (Worldwide umbrella organization for Conservative/Masorti communities around the world) calls upon all of our friends and supporters worldwide to give generously to our emergency campaign for the Masorti/Conservative communities in Ukraine.
We are following the shocking news from Ukraine with a special concern for the welfare and safety of the Jewish Communities we support in Kyiv, Chernivtsi, Kharkiv and Odessa. We ask for your support to enable us to help them during this emergency.
- Our Community in Kharkhiv, closest to the Ukraine-Russia border, is centered around the Sha’alavim-Lyceum Day School, which is being set up as an emergency shelter. Your gift will provide food packages to 150 day school pupils and their families.
- Families from our Kyiv and Odessa communities will be temporarily housed in the Chernivtsi Community in Southwestern Ukraine, near the Romanian border. Hotel rooms are being rented for them and meals prepared by our Community in Chernivtsi. Your gift will help the community pay for these arrangements.
- Should the situation deteriorate further, some of these families will be evacuated to Romania, Poland and Slovakia, and from there to Israel. Your support will enable them to cover the expenses of crossing borders to where they will be evacuated.
We are united in our determination to meet the immediate needs of hundreds of Ukrainian Jewish families, and all donations will be transferred directly to our local community leaders there for distribution.
Rabbi David Golinkin, President, The Schechter Institutes, Inc.
Rabbi Mauricio Balter, Executive Director, Mercaz-Masorti Olami
Rabbi Irina Gritzevskaya, Executive Director, Midreshet Schechter Ukraine
Select to donate for a specific program or community and type that your donation is to support our communities in Ukraine (see picture below)