New York, NY (March 11, 2022) UJA-Federation of New York today announced a coalition of local rabbis will visit Poland to assess current and future needs of Ukrainians. They will bring urgently needed medical supplies and humanitarian aid for vulnerable Ukrainians who remain in Ukraine, as well as refugees who have fled the country.
The rabbis represent synagogues in New York City, Long Island and Westchester. The humanitarian mission will begin this Sunday, March 13, in Warsaw and continue through Tuesday, March 15, making stops in Przemsyl (a major transit hub for refugees), Lublin and Srodborow. The visit is part of UJA’s ongoing humanitarian efforts, including $5 million in grants that recently have been allocated to help Ukrainians.
Information on UJA’s work in Ukraine and grantmaking can be found here: https://www.ujafedny.org/ukraine-crisis.
About UJA-Federation of New York
Working with a network of hundreds of nonprofits, UJA extends its reach from New York to Israel to nearly 70 other countries around the world, touching the lives of 4.5 million people each year. Every year, UJA allocates approximately $150 million in grants. In addition, to date, UJA has allocated nearly $70 million in emergency funds to help respond to the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Aid has supported New Yorkers facing food insecurity, UJA partner organizations providing essential health and human services to New Yorkers, Jewish Community Centers, low-income students, single parents, and ensuring dignified Jewish burials. For more information, please visit ujafedny.org.