The more than 165,000 elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union (FSU) are among the most destitute Jews in the world. War in Ukraine and the re-emergence of anti-Semitism has put these Jewish communities at increased risk.
Current Support: $120,000
2020 Goal: Help for these frail, elderly Jews to live their last days in relative comfort by supplementing their meagre pensions so they can purchase additional groceries, medication, heating oil, and modest home care support.
Additional Support Needed: $120,000 more per year
Today, European Jewish communities face a growing number of challenges, including a marked increase in anti-Semitism, economic uncertainty, educational challenges, assimilation, and rapid shifts in modes of Jewish identity and affiliation.
Current Support: $15,000
2020 Goal: Help re-emerging Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union (FSU) increase their self-sufficiency and work toward a vibrant Jewish future. Develop capable young leaders within the community who can create, inspire, excite, and educate.
Additional Support Needed: $100,000 more per year