Friday March 4, 2022 / 1 Adar II 5782

As Russia's vicious attack on Ukraine continues, we feel anger, pain, and a desire to act. Donations of money are the best way to support the Ukrainian people at this time, and there are many organizations raising funds. 
TBC's Social Action Committee has decided to donate $2000 from the Tzedakah Fund to the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County’s Ukraine Crisis Fund, as a challenge match for congregants' donations. 
To contribute to this effort, click and select the Tzedakah Fund. Whatever amount you decide is comfortable for you, will be matched!

Additional Helpful Information From the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy:
Here's what we know now…

  • The situation remains fluid and the needs are growing in response. The funds we’ve raised represent an initial step to respond to urgent needs on the ground in Ukraine and in neighboring countries to which people are fleeing in great numbers. Our Federation Israel and Overseas team continues to work closely with our primary overseas partner agencies and other organizations assisting in Ukraine to assess additional and emerging needs.
  • From what we are hearing, it is too early to consider a goods-in-kind donation effort. As we know, the situation on the ground is extremely chaotic. Saving lives and helping get people to safety is the priority.
  • The first round of funding saw dollars going to the Jewish Agency for Israel, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), World ORT, United Hatzalah, and Hillel International. These collective emergency funds have already addressed major areas of need as identified by our partners on the ground, including:
  • Humanitarian support including first aid, basic necessities such as food, medicine and clothing, and medical support.
  • Transportation to bring displaced people to the borders or safe facilities, and temporary housing either in Ukraine or across the border while they wait to make Aliyah or shelter outside the conflict zone.
  • Security grants to small Jewish organizations across Ukraine.
  • Deployment of additional staff and materials to deliver this work in the field.

Huge thanks to all that donate in this time of dire need!
And an Opportunity to Stand with Ukraine in Prayer and Song...
Cantors Elena & Sergei Schwartz of Temple Sinai of Roslyn Heights, NY, will host cantors from across the United States in a solidarity concert for the people of Ukraine.

ZOOM Meeting ID: 862 4448 1701, Password: 1948

Participating cantors include:

  • Cantor Irena Altshul • Temple Israel of the City of New York
  • Cantor Larisa Averbakh Congregation Beth-El Ner Tamid, Broomhall, PA
  • Cantor Renata Braun • Temple Sinai, Rochester, NY
  • Cantor Maria Dubinsky Temple Avodat Shalom, River Edge, NJ
  • Cantor Vicky Glikin • Templ.e Emanu-EI. Dallas, TX
  • Cantor Vladimir Lapin Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Beachwood, OH
  • Rabbi-Cantor Inna Serebro • Temple Shalom, Succasunna, NJ
  • Cantor Marina Shemesh Temple Sinai. Summit, NJ
  • Cantor Vadim Tunitsky • Houston. TX
  • Cantor Vadim Yucht Temple Beth Israel, Port Washington, NY
  • Cantor Elena Zarkh • Old York Road Temple Beth-Am, Abington, PA
  • Cantor Anna Zhar Peninsula Temple Sholom, Burlingame, CA