With the backing of the Gedolei Torah, the Vaad Hatzalah for Ukrainian Jewry has taken up the cause of the Jewish communities scattered throughout Ukraine, in partnerships with organizations across the globe, under the leadership of veteran rabbis, community leaders, and educators who have been active in the region for decades.
The Vaad Hatzalah has been networking with various organizations involved with the Jewish communities in Ukraine. Many residents have, Baruch Hashem, managed to flee the warzone. However, there are still many who must be evacuated.
In addition, thousands of refugees require food and basic necessities.
There is a desperate need for funds to help Ukrainian Jewry. The cost to evacuate each individual can be over $10,000. The costs for chartering buses has increased tenfold since the crisis began, and there are many other costs associated with helping people safely evacuate out of Ukraine.
After evacuation, the need only increases. Refugees have brought with them no more than what they could carry and are in urgent need of food and supplies, shelter, medical support, and help with their religious needs.
Please help us help them as we continue to daven to Hashem, and may we only hear good news.
We have set up a DOJLife.com Fundraising Team for this rescue effort. To date we have raised $53,942 due to the generosity of so many of our readers. The Vaad Hatzalah has noticed what we have accomplished and has asked us to up our goal to $70,000. Pesach is around the corner. This is not about matzoh and wine. It is about shelter, clothing, basic necessities and transportation out of Ukraine. Our Gedolei Yisroel have asked each family to please donate $500, if at all possible. Please dig deep and help our brothers and sisters who have nowhere else to turn.
Vaad Hatzalah for Ukranian Jewry – DOJLife Team
Vaad Hatzalah for Ukrainian Jewry c/o Agudath Israel of America 42 Broadway, 14th Floor New York, NY 10004 EIN: 13-560-4164 Agudath Israel of America Office@VaadHatzalahRescue.org VaadHatzalahRescue.org COMMITTEE Michael Bauman, Menashe Frankel, Meir Gelley, Ralph Herzka, Mendy Josefovic, Ben Mandelbaum, Yitzchok Rokovsky, Itche Rosenbaum, Efraim Reichmann, Ari Stern, Schron Family, Wolfson Family Reuven Wolf, Shlomie Werdiger