The crisis in Ukraine has worsened, as Ukraine continues to fight back against a Russian invasion. The country continues to need military support which is being provided by numerous nations. Ukraine also now has over 3 million refugees, both internal and external, who need help now.
Temple Beth Shalom is providing this statement and links to make it easier for members and friends to help. We are providing links to three Ukraine support groups, but clearly there are many more.
The World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) has set up a Ukraine Crisis Fund. The WUPJ, nearly 100 years old, is the international network of the Reform, Liberal, Progressive, and Reconstructionist movements serving 1,250 congregations in over 50 countries.
Project Kesher is a pluralistic Jewish organization that works in Ukraine and focuses on empowering women leaders. It has set up an emergency fund for Jewish women and their families in Ukraine.
HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and founded over 100 years ago) provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world. HIAS has rushed emergency funding to their long-time partner on the ground in Ukraine, Right to Protection (R2P), who have aided refugees and displaced persons since 2013.