RESPONDING TO
ANTISEMITISM
& GLOBAL CRISES

We’re committed to ensuring safe, thriving Jewish communities. In crisis and every day.

War, natural disasters, terror, violence, and hatred shatter millions of lives each year — and the pandemic has brought devastation around the world. We help respond to crises anywhere when overwhelming needs call for action.

Over the past decade, we've invested nearly $71 million to bring urgent relief to those on the ground and to aid long term recovery.

War in Ukraine

Since day one the Russian invasion of Ukraine, UJA and our partners have been responding to the dire humanitarian crisis. 

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Confronting Antisemitism

   

OUR IMPACT

  • Our Community Security Initiative (CSI), a joint initiative of UJA and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, helps secure 2,000 Jewish organizations in the New York area.

  • Working with Jewish Federations of North America, we helped double federal funding for nonprofit security, including houses of worship, from $90 million in 2020 to $180 million in 2021.

  • Through our international partners, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), we’re helping to enhance security at Jewish schools, community centers, and synagogues across Europe, as well as to build resilience of local communities to withstand attacks.

OUR IMPACT

  • When tornadoes tore through Kentucky in 2021, we supported relief efforts by the Louisville (Kentucky) Federation and the Afya Foundation that included airlifting medical supplies and hygiene kits.

  • When Hurricane Laura wrought a path of destruction in Louisiana and Texas in 2021, we supported the Afya Foundation’s relief efforts. 

  • When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti in 2021, we provided emergency funds to the Afya Foundation for emergency supplies and to Capracare, a Haitian-led global health nonprofit with a strong record for providing on-the-ground relief.

  • We granted $130,000 in emergency funds to help HIAS and Women for Afghan Women, a grassroots nonprofit in Queens, support refugees who fled Afghanistan under heartbreaking circumstances. 

  • To help the Westchester Jewish Coalition on Immigration move Afghan families from military bases and resettle into the local community, we granted $55,000.