JFCS Emigre Committee Member on the Ground in Warsaw
  • Ukraine Response
  • Stories & Testimonials
blog banner image
“Everyone I met was traumatized. When children were given art supplies, they drew tanks, machine guns, rockets. And homes, right alongside,” says Anna Lushtak, a longtime friend of Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) and member of our Emigre Committee, who recently spent two weeks volunteering in Poland with Ukrainian refugees. For Anna, who emigrated to the US from the former Soviet Union decades ago and received resettlement assistance from JFCS, the plight of the refugees felt deeply personal. Describing what motivated her to share her time and skills, Anna says, “I was watching what was going on in desperation.… Read More

Posted by Admin on April 27, 2022
Update on JFCS’ Ukraine Relief Efforts
  • Ukraine Response
  • JFCS News
  • News and Impact
blog banner image
See our Ukraine response resources > “I love Passover because for me it is a cry against indifference, a cry for compassion.” ⁠—Elie Wiesel With this extraordinary humanitarian effort continuing into a second month, you are taking action to provide lifesaving help for Ukraine. Thank you. We are overwhelmed by and grateful for the generosity of our JFCS community. Update on JFCS’ Ukraine Relief Efforts Locally, JFCS’ Emigre Services professionals are providing essential legal aid, information, referrals, and counseling to the large number of families in our community with close relatives in Ukraine and overseas. JFCS is deeply engaged in… Read More

Posted by Admin on April 15, 2022
Helping Children and Youth Cope with Anxiety around War and Other Difficult Events
  • Ukraine Response
  • News and Impact
blog banner image
  “Anxiety in the heart of a person causes dejection, but a good word will turn it into joy.” – King Solomon Anxiety has been on the rise for people of all ages in recent years. Difficult events, like the war in Ukraine, are intensifying these feelings. Parents, grandparents, families, and educators are reaching out to Jewish Family and Children’s Services for guidance on how to help children and youth.   US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has observed: “The future wellbeing of our country depends on how we support and invest in the next generation.”  “It’s natural to want to… Read More

Posted by Admin on April 11, 2022
36 Days In: Ukraine Relief Update and Local Support
  • Ukraine Response
  • JFCS News
  • News and Impact
blog banner image
See our Ukraine response resources > “Morally speaking, there is no limit to the concern one must feel for the suffering of human beings…In a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible.” —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel z”l Since the start of the invasion, more than 10.5 million Ukrainians have had to flee their homes, with more than 4 million—primarily women, children, and elderly—seeking refuge outside the country. Experts estimate more than half of Ukrainian children have been uprooted. In the wake of this pain, our community has come together to send help and hope. Thank you! Updates on… Read More

Posted by Admin on March 31, 2022
Taking Action to Provide Crucial Support for Ukrainian Aid: Dr. Yuri Veber
  • Ukraine Response
  • JFCS News
  • Stories & Testimonials
blog banner image
As the devastation of the war in Ukraine grew, Dr. Yuri Veber felt compelled to help. Yuri and his wife, Mila, both were born in Kyiv and immigrated to the United States. Following the growing refugee crisis and watching the destruction of homes and whole neighborhoods has been heart-rending. Realizing he could use his professional expertise to raise funds and heighten awareness, Yuri planned a special clinic day. His periodontal practice contacted referring dentists with this offer: Patients who had to pay out-of-pocket for needed periodontal services could receive treatment for free. In place of payment, patients would be invited… Read More

Posted by Admin on March 30, 2022
Critical Aid Is Reaching Refugees from Ukraine—Thanks to Our Community
  • Ukraine Response
  • JFCS News
  • News and Impact
blog banner image
  “The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference.” —Eli Wiesel Thank you for your outpouring of generosity! We are grateful for your donations to JFCS’ Emergency Humanitarian Fund for Ukraine Relief, your offers of assistance, and your thousands of shares on social media. Together, we are working to ensure there is critical aid for so many people in this time of tragedy and heartbreak.   Updates from Our Partners in the Trenches To date more than 3 million people—primarily women, children, and elderly—have had to flee from their homes. Through JFCS’ Emergency Humanitarian Fund, individuals arriving… Read More

Posted by Admin on March 16, 2022
    Join the JFCS Family

    Join the JFCS Family

    Subscribe to our newsletter.

    Thank You! You have successfully subscribed!