Fund established for Ukrainian Jews

The Jewish Federations of North America has launched a Ukraine Assistance Fund, www.tinyurl.com/AidtoUkrainianJews.

The money raised by the umbrella group will be used to provide security for Jewish institutions and offer assistance to individuals as the country faces turmoil sparked by its recent revolution and the Russian invasion of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

“As the situation escalates, needs in the Ukrainian Jewish community become even more acute,” said Michael Siegal, chair of the Jewish Federations’ board of trustees.

Ukraine’s Jewish population has been estimated as between 200,000 and 400,000, many of them living in poverty. — jta