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Rescuing and Protecting the Jews of Ukraine Amid War

As the greatest European conflict since the second world war rages on in Ukraine, The Jewish Agency is actively saving and protecting Ukraine’s Jews.

On February 24, 2022, Russia attacked a number of Ukrainian cities from the air and Russian ground forces infiltrated Ukrainian territory on several fronts. The war remains ongoing, killing hundreds of civilians and displacing millions as Ukrainians flee for their lives.

Since the onset of the war, The Jewish Agency has been on the frontlines, saving the Jews of Ukraine, with workers on the ground, many of whom are actually risking their lives to rescue the nation’s Jewish community. As others are rushing out, we are rushing in to help the nearly 200,000 Jews in Ukraine. For those who wish to immigrate, we are doing everything in our power to quickly facilitate that process. And for those Jews who wish to remain in Ukraine, we are investing in their community’s security to make them as safe as possible during the most difficult and dangerous days of their lives.

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Thank you to our partners, the Jewish Federations of North America, Keren Hayesod, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Genesis Philanthropy Group and Israel’s ministries, as well as donors around the world, whose support makes our actions possible.



August 25 – The Jewish Agency’s Activities in Ukraine by the Numbers – August 2022

April 12 – The Jewish Agency to Hold Unique Passover Seders for Ukrainian Refugees and in Ethiopia

April 6 – Jewish Agency and Keren Hayesod Leadership, along with Minister of Aliyah and Integration, Visit Ukraine and Bordering Countries

April 4 – JFNA, Jewish Agency launch a first-of-its-kind central volunteer hub in support of refugees fleeing Ukraine

March 22 – The Jewish Agency Launches ‘Aliyah Express’ Program to Expedite Ukrainian Immigration to Israel

March 17 – Step by Step: How The Jewish Agency Brings Ukraine’s Jewish Refugees to Israel

March 9 – A Jewish Agency Ukraine Emergency Operations Update as of March 9, 2022

March 7 – Jewish Agency CEO from the Crisis Zone: ‘We’re saving a life a minute’

March 3 – A Jewish Agency Update on Emergency Operations at Ukraine’s Borders as of March 3, 2022

March 2 – First Flights of Ukrainian Jewish Immigrants to Arrive in Israel on Sunday

February 26 – The Jewish Agency to Open Six Aliyah Processing Stations Along the Ukrainian Border

February 24 – The Jewish Agency and The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Open an Emergency Hotline for the Ukrainian Jewish Community


Elena Severinceva, a Ukrainian refugee at The Jewish Agency's Bucharest center, speaks about her experience: