Note: This article will be updated periodically as more news becomes available.
From the moment we became aware of the war situation in Ukraine, AEPJ members have been in contact to provide assistance in a coordinated manner to both members of the association on Ukrainian territory and those in neighbouring countries who are providing humanitarian services to refugees. We list below the actions that are being carried out as well as the indications to support these actions.
We want to thank and honour the work and support that all AEPJ members are doing in these difficult times and we invite and encourage you to collaborate with them through the following channels.
The Board of Trustees of Heritage Springs has temporarily suspended work on the Jewish Museum to concentrate efforts on assisting Ukrainian refugees arriving in cities within the Maramorosh area of Western Ukraine.
The area is in the Zakarpattia Oblast bordering Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia, and has been relatively spared of significant attacks. Our staff and volunteers in Vilkhivtsi and the Czech Republic rely on local contacts to deliver humanitarian aid across the border in coordination with local village administrations.
With the aim of supporting humanitarian needs during the war on Ukraine, we are asking for support for the campaign of AEPJ member Heritage Springs which is assisting Ukrainian refugees arriving in cities in the Zakarpattia Oblast, bordering Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia, by coordinating with local village administrators to deliver cross-border aid.
Heritage Springs is an independent non-profit tax-exempt Organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code
(AEPJ Observer Member)
Responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine Agudath Israel in Moldova became a center of help, accepting hundreds of refugees and providing them with all necessary assistance. These times any kind of support is especially important and necessary.
The Together Plan is bringing people together and our work over the years, with communities in Belarus, positions them well to filter your immediate support. Donations will be dispersed to the following communities:
The Together Plan Charity is continuing with its vital work to support vulnerable individuals and wider communities in Belarus, while nurturing major Jewish cultural heritage projects, which they will forge forward with when the time is right.
We are grateful that so many of you have reached out to us, asking how best to contribute toward the humanitarian efforts and how to support organizations providing shelter, food, medical care, and clothing to the more than 370,000 Ukrainian refugees who have crossed into Poland since the crisis began.
We hope that you will join us and will consider making a donation. We will continue to work with our partners in Poland to bring food, medicine, and clothing to the border crossings and assist in settling Ukrainian refugees around the country.
The Lithuanian Jewish Community condemns this attack and we stand ready to provide humanitarian aid to our fellow Jews in the Ukraine. Every Litvak family in Lithuania is ready to contribute to insuring safety and security during these days of worry and chaos.
Jewish communities numbering the hundreds of thousands live both in the Ukraine and in Russia with whom we maintain constant, deep, long-term and good relations. We call upon the leaders of the Russian Jewish communities to do all they can to stop this aggression by the Russian Federation and to insure the safety of our people in the Ukraine.
Members of the Lithuanian Jewish Community understand like no one else the pain and darkness brought by war and aggression. We invite everyone to contribute to providing aid to the victims and in this way to express solidarity with the people of the Ukraine.
Donations may be made to the following:
Recipient: Lithuanian Jewish Community
IBAN Code: LT09 7044 0600 0090 7953
When transferring funds, indicate their purpose: Support for the Ukraine
Funds received will be transferred to the Asssociation of Jewish Organizations & Communities of Ukraine.
Jewish Heritage Europe is an expanding web portal to news, information and resources concerning Jewish monuments and heritage sites all over Europe. A project of the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, JHE fosters communication and information exchange regarding restoration, funding, best-practices, advisory services, and more. Below we recommend some articles published by JHE that update and reflect on the situation in Ukraine and neighbouring countries with regard to Jewish culture and heritage: