The People We Help

Reuniting Ukrainian Jewish family

Federation partner, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), shares this story about reuniting a Ukrainian Jewish Family , kept apart by the Russian government attack. Masha from Ukraine was in Budapest when Russia invaded her country. Her husband and young son drove for four days to the…

Federation Partner, JAFI, Saved Jews from Conflict Zones in Ukraine

The Jewish Agency for Israel’s (JAFI's) special emissary to conflict-torn eastern Ukraine helped a community in need. JAFI is a critical Federation partner in aiding people affected by the current Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Now in Ukraine, One Woman Determined to Survive

Zinaida Grutman is a Holocaust survivor living in Ukraine. Here, she talks about her childhood, life after the war, and the role the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) plays in helping her lead a dignified life. JDC is a Federation partner providng aid during the current Russian invasion of…

When Her Home Was Destroyed During Shiva, She Turned to Federation

Hurricane Ida hit while Evelyn was sitting shiva. When the flooding subsided, her home was destroyed and Evelyn found herself paralyzed from the enormity of it all. She had no idea where to start. She called Federation.

Kosher Meals on Wheels Helped this Couple Through Their Emergency

The Kosher Meals on Wheels program regularly helps seniors who have ongoing impairments and limitations, but recently, it helped 84-year-old, Arlene, and her 95-year-old husband who is cognitively impaired, get through the destruction of their kitchen due to one of 2021's extreme storms.