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Jews in Ukraine
  The Jewish organization JRoots is working with the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow to turn it into a day-care center for Jewish refugees for Ukraine. This was done to give mothers of refugee families more space to resolve their situations. The children are supervised by teachers and psychologists and they frequently have field trips...
Alexei Venediktov is the Jewish editor of the “Echo of Moscow” radio station in Moscow which has now been banned due to its critical covering of the war. This Thursday outside of his apartment, he found a pig’s head Ukrainian coat of arms sticker with the word “Judensau”, a German slur that means Jewish Pig....
There were 10,000 holocaust survivors who were living in Ukraine before Putin invaded the country. Many of these people were reminded of the pain and fear they went through when fighting and bombing started around them once again. Many Jewish organizations are attempting to move this population out of Ukraine although it is difficult due...
This Thursday, the Department of Aliyah and Integration at Ben-Gurion Airport announced that 8,238 immigrants have come to Israel since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with more than three quarters of these being from Ukraine. The department has been working to shorten the amount of time taken to be considered eligible for Israeli...
Rabbi Meir Holtzberg is the director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Bila Tserkva, a city 50 miles south of Kyiv. He was outside of the country when Russia first invaded but has since returned to visit Jewish communities and ensure that they were able to celebrate the festival of Purim. “It shows me that the Jewish people...
The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has recently compared the Russian invasion of Ukraine to Nazi Germany’s campaign of abuse as he continues to plead for stronger assistance from the West and the setup of a no-fly zone. While calling the Conference of Presidents of American Jewish Organizations, he stated “This is just a pure Nazi...
This Tuesday, Russia has damaged the Holocaust memorial Babyn Yar in a missile attack. The memorial site is in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, which is being consistently assaulted with missiles. Many Jewish groups have condemned the attack that hit Babyn Yar and the Jewish President Zelensky has said that it was “Beyond humanity.”  Babyn Yar is...