Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Ukraine Fund Tops $700,000 Mark

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Minneapolis Jewish Federation has raised more $700,000 to help Ukrainian Jews since the Russian invasion on Feb. 24. The funds will go to the Federation’s on-the-ground partners: the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), The Jewish Agency for Israel, and World ORT. The money raised is in addition to a $200,000 allocation the MJF board […]

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Resources To Help Ukraine

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One week into its war with Ukraine, Russia has bombed civilians, hospitals, and historic city centers, reducing entire areas to rubble and creating a humanitarian crisis. One million refugees have already fled Ukraine. Many Ukrainians are either unwilling or unable to leave as the Ukrainian army fights against Russia’s invasion. Here’s how you can help […]

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The Jewish Case For Supporting Ukraine

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For much of my life, I hated Ukraine.  As the son of Soviet Jewish immigrants, I grew up with stories of antisemitism, discrimination, and the Holocaust that gave the rationale for immigration. These stories made me despise all of Europe — but my mother’s birthplace, Ukraine, along with my father’s native Belarus, were the focus […]

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Minneapolis Jewish Federation Approves $200k Allocation For Ukraine Support

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The Minneapolis Jewish Federation board approved an emergency allocation of $200,000 to the Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Israel to support the Ukrainian Jewish community in the wake of Russian attacks, which began late Wednesday evening U.S. time.  “Having the largest population of elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union, and a […]

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