Columbus Jewish Foundation sends funds to Ukraine

As seen in the Columbus Dispatch, March 21, 2014.

The Columbus Jewish Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to aid the Jewish community in Ukraine.

The grant, from the foundation’s Overseas Needs Endowment, will support fundraising efforts spearheaded by the Jewish Federations of North America in New York. Money raised will provide food and medicine, protect Jewish agencies and synagogues and help people who want to resettle in Israel.

Previous Overseas Needs grants have assisted Jews in Greece, the Republic of Georgia, Argentina and Yemen.

The country is predominately Ukrainian Orthodox. The estimated number of Jews living there ranges from 30,000 to more than 70,000.


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