Regional Notebook: March 2, 2022
Local federation joins $16M national campaign to support Ukrainian Jews
by Greenfield Recorder Staff
SPRINGFIELD — In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts has joined the Jewish Federations of North America’s $16 million emergency campaign to provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable Jewish populations living in Ukraine.
Money will be allocated through the Jewish Federations of North America’s core partners — The Jewish Agency for Israel, the Joint Distribution Committee and World ORT — and others who are on the ground in Ukraine, according to a Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts press release. The funding will support urgent needs of vulnerable Jewish populations, community security, temporary housing for displaced persons, emergency needs in Jewish schools and aliyah-related assistance.